The Italians stood out before the matches against the Ukrainian national team

The national basketball team has announced an extended line-up for EuroBasket and selection for the World Cup.

The Italian national basketball team has announced an expanded squad in preparation for EuroBasket 2022. The head coach of the national team, Gianmarco Pozzecco, has called on several new players to strengthen.

Daniel Gallinari and Nicolo Melli will return to Tokyo for the first time since the Olympics. The naturalized player is Brescia point guard John Petrucelli.

At the same time, the list does not include the first number of the last NBA draft, Paolo Banquero, as well as Donte Di Vincenzo and Marco Belinelli.

Extended Italy squad:

Defenders – Tomaso Baldasso (Milan), Nico Mannion (Virtus), Alessandro Payola (Virtus), Matteo Spagnolo (Vanoli Cremona), Marco Spissu (no club), Stefano Tonut (Milan), Amedeo Della Valle (Brescia), Gabriele Procida (Alba, Germany), John Petrucelli (Brescia);

Forwards – Simone Fontecchio (Bitsy Baskonia, Spain), Luigi Datome (Milan), Danilo Gallinari (San Antonio, USA), Achille Polonara (Fenerbahce, Turkey);

Centers – Paul Biliga (Milan), Nicolo Melli (Milan), Giampaolo Ricci (Milan), Amedeo Tessitori (Virtus)

Remember that the Italian team will play in the same group with Ukraine in the European Championship. In addition, on August 24, our team will play against the Italians as part of the second qualifying round for the 2023 World Cup.

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Source: korrespondent

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