Nicolò Melli (Italy)

Nicolò Melli

Nationality: ITA
Born : 26.01.1991
Place of birth: Reggio Emilia (ITA)
Height: 2.05m
Position: PF

10.1Points per game
6.8Rebounds per game
1.2Assists per game




  • » Ranks #3 in Fouls (3.8)
  • » Ranks #17 in Free Throws Percentage (68.8%)
  • » Ranks #15 in Drawn Fouls (4.1)
  • » Ranks #11 in Total Rebounds (6.8)
  • » Ranks #7 in Defensive Rebounds (5.2)
  • » Ranks #4 in Double-Doubles (3)
  • » Ranks #13 in Blocked Shots (1.0)
Nicolo MELLI - EuroBasket 2013 Profile
Team 2012-13: Emporio Armani Milano (Italy-Lega)
Career: Trenkwalder Reggio Emilia (Italy-Lega Due, 2007-10); Emporio Armani Milano (Italy-Lega, 2010-13)

Nicolo Melli is one more player looking for his EuroBasket debut. At 22, Emporio Armani's power forward has already lived two careers. After injuries affected his "baby boomer" status (his first presence on a Serie A squad was before his 14th birthday), Melli was able to adjust and turn into a hard-nosed defensive player. Using his athletic skills, inherited from his mother Julie Vollertsen (a former Olympic silver medallist in volleyball with the USA), Melli is able to provide energy, rebounds, an aggressive attitude and good defence. His Euroleague tenure makes him an expert player, too, and Melli was one of the main reasons for Italy's silver medal at the U20 European Championship 2011. Now he looks ready to contribute to the senior national team too, and if his perimeter shot gets more reliable, Melli will be able to step up to play with the European basketball elite, imaging former European champion Giacomo Galanda.


vs Lithuania (L 77-82)295/1435.74/1233.31/250.01/425.0191021204512
vs Germany (W 62-75)193/650.03/650.00/00.00/00.00221113436
vs Ukraine (W 54-70)234/1040.03/837.51/250.03/475.015620124312
vs Turkey (W 59-69)276/1154.55/1050.01/1100.01/250.0591432113514
vs Greece (W 59-64)311/425.01/250.00/20.03/3100.02571211475
vs Spain (L 85-90)92/540.02/540.00/00.00/10.01010100514
vs Montenegro (W 78-67)367/1258.35/1050.02/2100.07/887.5291100223523
vs France (W 66-77)252/450.02/450.00/00.02/2100.00330200326
vs Spain (L 70-82)232/825.02/633.30/20.05/862.52572200469
CategorySeason highCareer high
Points2322.07.2011 vs. Montenegro23 - U20 European Championship Men 2011
22.07.2011 vs Montenegro
Total Rebounds1418.07.2011 vs. Turkey17 - U16 European Championship Men 2007
20.07.2007 vs Slovenia
Assists318.07.2011 vs. Turkey3 - 4 times
Steals22 times2 - 6 times
Blocked Shots315.07.2011 vs. Germany3 - 3 times
Minutes3622.07.2011 vs. Montenegro36 - U20 European Championship Men 2011
22.07.2011 vs Montenegro
Field Goals Made722.07.2011 vs. Montenegro8 - 2 times
Field Goals Attempted1414.07.2011 vs. Lithuania19 - U16 European Championship Men 2007
22.07.2007 vs Spain
2 Pts Field Goals Made52 times7 - 3 times
2 Pts Field Goals Attempted1214.07.2011 vs. Lithuania15 - 2 times
3 Pts Field Goals Made222.07.2011 vs. Montenegro2 - 2 times
3 Pts Field Goals Attempted25 times4 - 2 times
Free Throws Made722.07.2011 vs. Montenegro7 - U20 European Championship Men 2011
22.07.2011 vs Montenegro
Free Throws Attempted82 times9 - U18 European Championship Men 2008
26.07.2008 vs Lithuania
Offensive Rebounds518.07.2011 vs. Turkey6 - U16 European Championship Men 2007
25.07.2007 vs Serbia
Defensive Rebounds93 times12 - U16 European Championship Men 2007
20.07.2007 vs Slovenia



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