Oknoplast Bologna (Italy-Lega)Career:
Veroli (Italy-DNA, 2005-06); Teramo (Italy-Lega, 2006-10); Virtus Bologna (Italy-Lega, 2010-13)
Giuseppe Poeta is one of Italy's best point guards in his generation. His up-tempo style of play, his pick-and-roll options and his leadership have made Poeta a respected player since his first Serie A season, and after six years as a member of the Azzurri squad, he is now seeking his first presence at a EuroBasket final round. Last summer, Poeta was part of the national team, earning consistent minutes as the back-up point guard. Poeta injected energy into Simone Pianigiani's rotation, and thanks to his abilities in attacking the rim, he was able to earn free-throws and create good shots for his teammates. Moreover, his locker room presence can be important, because of his positive attitude.