Luigi Datome - Italy and Detroit Pistons

Luigi Datome (Italy)

When Luigi Datome writes his memoirs, the chapter on 2013 can appropriately be named "L'anno della svolta (The Breakthrough Year)." An outstanding domestic season for Virtus Roma in Italy which ended with him named as the Lega Basket Serie A MVP did not go unrewarded, with "Gigi" signing a two-year contract with the Detroit Pistons in July. The power forward then transformed into one of the faces of a memorable Italian run in Slovenia, as the Azzurri overcame some well profiled adversity to reach the tournament's quarter-final stage.

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