|13 July 2009|
Niccolò Martinoni headlines the list of Italians named in coach Stefano Sacripanti's final squad for the U20 European Championship in Rhodes, Greece.
The 2.02m Benetton Treviso ace had a couple of big games for the Italians as they won two of their three games at the Torneo Internazionale di Molfetta.
Martinoni poured in 15 points in an 82-69 victory over Israel and followed that up with 22 in an 88-73 triumph over Russia.
The Italians weren't able to ride the momentum to another win against Croatia, though, falling 77-76.
Italy squad for U20 European Championship for Men: David Reginald Cournooh, Stefano Crotta, Matteo Da Ros, Stefano Gentile, Niccolò Martinoni, Andrea Marusic, Tommaso Raspino, Paolo Rotondo, Roberto Rullo, Andrea Saccaggi, Daniele Sandri and Riccardo Truccolo.