Credit: FIBA.com
Credit FIBA.com

Meo Sacchetti has chosen his 12-man roster for the Italian NT ahead of the FIBA Olympic Qualifying Tournament to take place in Belgrade. The last two "cuts" for the Azzurri's boss were Momo Diouf and Michele Ruzzier.

Nico Mannion of the Warriors, Nicolo Melli, who last played with the Dallas Mavericks, and Achille Polonara, who finished last season with TD System Baskonia Vitoria-Gasteiz and is about to sign with Fenerbahce, are expected to be team's leaders. Captain Gigi Datome, recently operated Daniel Hackett, as well as Danilo Gallinari and Marco Belinelli have been ruled out of the tournament.

Italy NT final roster:

Marco Spissu (Banco di Sardegna Sassari)
Niccolo Mannion (Golden State Warriors)
Stefano Tonut (Umana Reyer Venezia)
Nicolo Melli (1991, 206, A, Dallas Mavericks)
Simone Fontecchio (Alba Berlin)
Amedeo Tessitori (Segafredo Virtus Bologna)
Giampaolo Ricci (Segafredo Virtus Bologna)
Awudu Abass (Segafredo Virtus Bologna)
Riccardo Moraschini (AX Armani Exchange Milan)
Michele Vitali (Brose Bamberg)
Achille Polonara (TD System Baskonia Vitoria-Gasteiz)
Alessandro Pajola (Segafredo Virtus Bologna)

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