Lottomatica Virtus Roma sign Luke Jackson - Jul 13, 2010
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Lottomatica Virtus Roma strengthened their roster with addition of 29-year old American swingman Luke Jackson (201-F/G-81, college: Oregon, agency: Priority Sports). Jackson played most recently at Carife Ferrara (Lega2). While playing 30 games for Carife FE last season his stats were: 15.1ppg, 5.3rpg, 2.3apg and 2.1spg. He was selected last season to Eurobasket.com All-Italian SerieA Honorable Mention. Jackson is a very experienced player. Jackson is currently at NBA Summer League in Vegas. He still hopes to make it to the NBA. However if it does not work out, he will play another season in Italy.
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Italian Serie B round 24 best performance: Daniele Grilli - 37 minutes ago
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Guard Daniele Grilli (191-G-87) had a great game in the last round for Barcellona, receiving a Eurobasket.com Serie B Player of the Week award for round 24. The 29-year old player was the main contributor (35 points, three rebounds and five assists) to his team's victory, helping them to beat Maddaloni (#16, 3-21) 86-75. Barcellona is placed at 4th position in their group in Italian Serie B. They would have been even better if they hadn't lost a few games earlier this season. Barcellona w... [read more]
Guard Daniele Grilli (191-G-87) had a great game in the last round for Barcellona, receiving a Eurobasket.com Serie B Player of the Week award for round 24. The 29-year old player was the main contributor (35 points, three rebounds and five assists) to his team's victory, helping them to beat Maddaloni (#16, 3-21) 86-75. Barcellona is placed at 4th position in their group in Italian Serie B. They would have been even better if they hadn't lost a few games earlier this season. Barcellona will need more victories to improve their 17-6 record. In the team's last game Grilli had a remarkable 86.7% from 2-point range. He turned to be Barcellona's top player in his first season with the team. Daniele Grilli averages this season 18.0ppg.
The second best player in last round's games was 24-year old Simone Zanotti (208-C/F-92) of Monteroni. Zanotti had a very good evening with a double-double of 32 points and 17 rebounds. Bad luck as Monteroni lost that game 70-75 to slightly higher-ranked Valdiceppo (#14, 7-16). The game was between two teams which are definitely not main contenders for the top position in Group D. Monteroni keeps 16th position. 21 lost games are too many comparing to just three victories Monteroni managed to get this year. Zanotti is a newcomer at Monteroni, but is already one of team's top players.
Third on the list of top players last round was center Nicolo Ravazzani (200-C-85) of Matera (#6). Ravazzani showcased his all-around game by recording 16 points, nineteen rebounds (!!!) and five assists in the last round. He was a key player of Matera, leading his team to a 95-83 win against the lower-ranked Rimini (#9, 10-12). Matera needs these victories very badly if they think about getting closer to top teams in Group D. Their record at this point is 13 victories and 9 lost games. Ravazzani has a very solid season. In 19 games in Italy he scored 8.5ppg. He also has 10.4rpg and FGP: 58.4%.
Other top performing players last week: 4. Leonardo Battistini (194-G/F-95) of Rimini - 27 points, 9 rebounds and 3 assists 5. Daniele Toscano (196-SF-93) of Bottegone - 28 points, 14 rebounds and 3 assists 6. Luca Fontecchio (202-PF-91) of Forli Tigers - 24 points and 12 rebounds 7. Simone Bagnoli (205-F/C-81) of Cassino - 29 points, 12 rebounds and 3 assists 8. Luigi Brunetti (205-C/F-88) of Barcellona - 20 points, 11 rebounds and 2 assists 9. Andrea Scuderi (188-G-92) of Roma Luiss - 26 points, 6 rebounds and 2 assists 10. Rei Pullazi (203-F/C-93) of Bergamo - 21 points, 9 rebounds and 4 assists
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