AX Armani Exchange Milan newcomer Giampaolo Ricci talks to BasketNews’ Donatas Urbonas about his unexpected journey to the EuroLeague from the lower Italian divisions, making Milos Teodosic smile as a captain, shocking the Italian basketball world with his summer decision and dreaming about the next crazy scenarios

Giampaolo Ricci

Giampaolo  Ricci
Team: AX Armani Exchange Milan
Position: PF
Age: 30
Height: 201 cm
Weight: 102 kg
Birth place: Italy


  • Intro about maths in basketball (00:00);
  • The unexpected story from the 3rd division to the EuroLeague (5:33);
  • Handling haters, advice for underrated players (10:23);
  • The coach who boosted his career (15:52);
  • The captain speech for Teodosic and Belinelli (21:48);
  • How the captain of a championship team moved to rivals (26:49);
  • The next crazy chapter for Pippo Ricci, crazy fans’ reaction (29:27).

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Giampaolo Ricci

Giampaolo  Ricci
Giampaolo  Ricci
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