NEWS

26.07.2007
Italy Too Much For Israel

Italy used a pair of big runs to take a 73-62 win that leaves Israel winless in the qualifying round at Rethimnon today.

The result means that Italy will most likely finish fourth in Group E and are definitely in the top eight.

25.07.2007
24 Seconds With Nicolo Melli

In our latest instalment of 24 seconds, we caught up with Italy forward Nicolo Melli who has led his team to the qualifying round of the Termosteps U16 European Championship Men in Crete.

Melli has been a force inside for Antonio Bocchino’s side, averaging 12.5 points, 11.0 rebounds and 2.0 blocks in four games.

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ROSTER

NoNamePos. HeightBirth datePlace of birth
4Claudio Maino PG 1.79 14.03.1991 Napoli (ITA)  
5Simone Centanni PG 1.84 15.02.1991 Ancona (ITA)  
6Eros Chinellato SG 1.87 08.02.1991 Dolo (ITA)  
7Andrea De Nicolao PG 1.85 21.08.1991 Camposampiero (ITA)  
8Luca Fontecchio 2.02 08.03.1991 Pescara (ITA)  
9Riccardo Moraschini SF 1.92 08.01.1991 Cento (ITA)  
10Simone Fiorito SF 1.97 05.06.1991 Milano (ITA)  
11Alessandro Amici 2.01 10.07.1991 Pesaro (ITA)  
12Filippo Baldi 2.07 26.10.1991 Vignola (ITA)  
13Marco Maganza 2.06 11.01.1991 Gemona del Friuli (ITA)  
14Antonio Iannuzzi 2.08 21.04.1991 Avellino (ITA)  
15Nicolò Melli PF 2.05 26.01.1991 Reggio Emilia (ITA)  

COACHES

Head Coach: Antonio Bocchino

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25.07.2007
Twin Towers Anchor Serbia

Serbia’s towering inside players stifled Italy’s offense in the first half, allowing their perimeter players to get out and run the break as they cruised to an 86-66 win to remain undefeated in the qualifying round in Rethimnon.

Italy’s players learned the hard way that, whenever they wanted to attack the basket, they would have to go up against a twin wall of Dejan Musli and Branislav Djekic, respectively 212 and 206 cm tall.

24.07.2007
France Stifle Italy

France turned good defense into easy offense to beat Italy 58-45 in a low-scoring affair in Rethymno.

Tahar Assed Liegeon’s men built a double-digit lead in the second quarter when, thanks to a stifling team defense, they forced their opponents into several turnovers that led to easy fast break opportunities, most of which they converted.

Spain Top Group A, Georgia Advance22.07.2007
Group A: Italy Roll, Spain Struggle21.07.2007
Group A: Melli Lifts Italy, Spain Stroll21.07.2007

Team

Italy
Italy

TEAM LEADERS

CategoryPlayerAvg
PTSN. Melli13.1
RTN. Melli9.8
ASA. De Nicolao1.8
STS. Fiorito1.8
BSN. Melli2.0

TEAM COMPARISON

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SCHEDULE

20.07.2007vs SLO[W] 62-51
21.07.2007vs GEO[W] 88-56
22.07.2007vs ESP[L] 63-74
24.07.2007vs FRA[L] 45-58
25.07.2007vs SRB[L] 66-86
26.07.2007vs ISR[W] 73-62
28.07.2007vs GRE[W] 74-59
29.07.2007vs FRA[W] 50-41

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