Credit: FIBA Media
Credit FIBA Media

After the game against France, in which Italy lost 78-77 in overtime, the Italian national team head coach Gianmarco Pozzecco announced that John Petrucelli won't continue with the team, so the roster now has been cut down to 14 players.

John Petrucelli

John  Petrucelli
Position: SG
Age: 29
Height: 193 cm
Weight: 86 kg
Birth place: United States of America

Italian head coach decided to cut Pallacanestro Brescia shooting guard Petrucelli, who last season averaged 10.2 points, 3.2 rebounds, and 1.1 assists per game in the Italian league.

Now the Italian national team will travel to Montpellier to return the visit to the French national team and then will make a trip to the tournament in Hamburg (semi-final against Serbia on August 19 and closing match against Germany or the Czech Republic on August 20).

Before the start of the EuroBasket, there is an away match against Ukraine (venue to be defined) on 24 August and a home game against Georgia on 27 August at the PalaLeonessa in Brescia.

Full  remaining 14-player roster:

  • Amedeo Della Valle 
  • Marco Spissu
  • Niccolo Mannion
  • Paul Biligha
  • Stefano Tonut
  • Danilo Gallinari
  • Nicolo Melli
  • Simone Fontecchio
  • Amedeo Tessitori
  • Giampaolo Ricci
  • Tommaso Baldasso
  • Achille Polonara
  • Alessandro Pajola
  • Luigi Datome



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