Pallacanestro Biella (Italy-Lega)Career:
Tulane Green Wave (USA-NCAA, 2004-05); Washington State (USA-NCAA, 2006-09); BG Göttingen (Germany-BBL, 2009-10); Galatasaray Istanbul (Turkey-TBL, 2010-11); ALBA Berlin (Germany-BBL, 2011); Le Mans Sarthe Basket (France-Pro A, 2011-12); Caja Laboral Vitoria (Spain-ACB, 2012); Pallacanestro Biella (Italy-Lega, 2012-13)
Coach Pavicevic is facing a tough decision, as he will have to choose between two high-class guards to fill the naturalised player spot. Taylor Rochestie enjoys the slight advantage of having spent last summer with the team, connecting with his teammates for a team-high 4.3 assists-per-game. Claiming that a professional career in Europe was his dream ever since sixth grade, it materialised for the Washington State graduate in 2009, when he joined German side BG Göttingen. Proving to be a true leader on the team from the very first game, Rochestie paced the offence-oriented game of the club, celebrating a EuroChallenge title on home soil and being named Final Four MVP. A smart player with good court vision, the 28-year-old can also light it up on a good shooting night, turning into an additional scoring option for his team.