Nicolò Melli (Italy)

Nicolò Melli

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

9.5Points per game
6.4Rebounds per game
1.4Assists per game

Current club:
Trenkwalder R.E.





  • » Ranks #10 in Fouls (3.3)
  • » Ranks #15 in Double-Doubles (1)
  • » Ranks #17 in Blocked Shots (0.8)
  • » Ranks #15 in Offensive Rebounds (2.6)
  • » Ranks #17 in Total Rebounds (6.4)
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 Estonia (W 60-65)291/616.71/520.00/10.00/00.0549331032
vs Lithuania (L 73-76)243/837.52/728.61/1100.06/966.73030001513
vs Serbia (L 54-83)213/837.53/742.90/10.00/00.0235241116
vs Greece (L 63-68)204/580.04/4100.00/10.01/1100.0336041059
vs Israel (W 93-57)328/1457.17/1353.81/1100.05/683.339120311322
vs Spain (L 83-80)172/540.02/450.00/10.02/2100.0235320146
vs Turkey (L 80-73)325/955.65/771.40/20.01/250.01452210411
vs Ukraine (W 68-84)223/837.52/633.31/250.00/00.0246111217
CategorySeason highCareer high
Points2230.07.2008 vs. Israel23 - U20 European Championship Men 2011
22.07.2011 vs Montenegro
Total Rebounds1230.07.2008 vs. Israel17 - U16 European Championship Men 2007
20.07.2007 vs Slovenia
Assists32 times3 - 4 times
Steals16 times2 - 6 times
Blocked Shots203.08.2008 vs. Ukraine3 - 3 times
Minutes322 times36 - U20 European Championship Men 2011
22.07.2011 vs Montenegro
Field Goals Made830.07.2008 vs. Israel8 - 2 times
Field Goals Attempted1430.07.2008 vs. Israel19 - U16 European Championship Men 2007
22.07.2007 vs Spain
2 Pts Field Goals Made730.07.2008 vs. Israel7 - 3 times
2 Pts Field Goals Attempted1330.07.2008 vs. Israel15 - 2 times
3 Pts Field Goals Made13 times2 - 2 times
3 Pts Field Goals Attempted22 times4 - 2 times
Free Throws Made626.07.2008 vs. Lithuania7 - U20 European Championship Men 2011
22.07.2011 vs Montenegro
Free Throws Attempted926.07.2008 vs. Lithuania9 - U18 European Championship Men 2008
26.07.2008 vs Lithuania
Offensive Rebounds525.07.2008 vs. Estonia6 - U16 European Championship Men 2007
25.07.2007 vs Serbia
Defensive Rebounds930.07.2008 vs. Israel12 - U16 European Championship Men 2007
20.07.2007 vs Slovenia



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