Credit: FIBA
Credit FIBA

Italian NT head coach Romeo Sacchetti has officially announced the 16-men roster that will be used in the games against Russia and the Netherlands for the first FIBA window of November.

Nico Mannion

Nico  Mannion
Nico  Mannion
MIN: 11.09
PTS: 2.75 (35.29%)
REB: 1.25
As: 2.5
ST: 0.75
BL: 0
TO: 0.25
GM: 4

Italy will face Russia on the road, in Saint Petersburg, on November 26 and then they'll play at home against the Netherlands, in Milan, on November 29. 

The roster will include 5 players that were among the team that played in the Olympic Games: Nico Mannion, Alessandro Pajola, Amedeo Tessitori, Stefano Tonut, and Michele Vitali.

Sacchetti also called up two players at their absolute first call-up: Bruno Mascolo of Derthona Basket and Alessandro Lever of Allianz Trieste. 

Here's the full roster for the two games of the World Cup qualifiers:

#1 Niccolò Mannion (2001, 190, P, Segafredo Virtus Bologna)
#4 Leonardo Candi (1997, 190, P/G, UNAHOTELS Reggio Emilia)
#7 Stefano Tonut (1993, 194, G, Umana Reyer Venezia)
#14 Bruno Mascolo (1996, 190, P, Bertram Derthona Basket Tortona)
#16 Amedeo Vittorio Tessitori (1994, 208, C, Segafredo Virtus Bologna)
#18 Matteo Spagnolo (2003, 194, P, Vanoli Cremona)
#19 Raphael Gaspardo (1993, 207, A, Happy Casa Brindisi)
#22 Giordano Bortolani (2000, 193, G, Nutribullet Treviso)
#31 Michele Vitali (1991, 196, G/A, Umana Reyer Venezia)
#34 Mouhamet Rassoul Diouf (2001, 206, A, UNAHOTELS Reggio Emilia)
#35 Leonardo Totè (1997, 211, A/C, Fortitudo Kigili Bologna)
#44 Davide Alviti (1996, 200, A, A|X Armani Exchange Milano)
#45 Nicola Akele (1995, 203, A, Nutribullet Treviso)
#50 Gabriele Procida (2002, 201, G/A, Fortitudo Kigili Bologna)
#52 Alessandro Lever (1998, 208, A/C, Allianz Pallacanestro Trieste)
#54 Alessandro Pajola (1999, 194, P, Segafredo Virtus Bologna)

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Nico Mannion

Nico  Mannion
Team: Virtus Bologna
Position: SG
Age: 20
Height: 188 cm
Weight: 86 kg
Birth place: Italy