Banco di Sardegna Sassari landed Linton Johnson (203-F/C-80, agency: Priority Sports, college: Tulane) for the next season. He played last time at Sidigas Avellino. In 20 games he recorded 9.2ppg, 7.3rpg, 1.1apg and 1.3spg last season. In 2011-2012 for Sidigas Avellino (Italy-SerieA, starting five) he averaged 13.3ppg, Reb-2 (10.1rpg), 1.2apg, 1.7spg, Blocks-3 (1.3bpg), FGP: 56.9%, 3PT: 20.0%, FT: 67.3%. In 2010-2011 Linton Johnson played for Air Avellino (Italy-SerieA, starting five) and had 7.8ppg, 7.1rpg, 1.6spg, FGP: 57.6%, FT: 63.3%. The season 2009-2010 appeared for Chicago Bulls (NBA) and then moved to Orlando Magic (NBA). The list of the past achievements is quite long as Johnson's team made it to the Italian Cup Final Four in 2011. He was also voted Eurobasket.com All-Italian SerieA Most Improved Player of the Year and Eurobasket.com Italian SerieA All-Imports Team in 2012. Johnson has played previously professionally in Spain (Laboral Kutxa) and NBA (New Orleans Pelicans, Chicago Bulls, Brooklyn Nets, Phoenix Suns and Orlando Magic). He attended Tulane University until 2002 and it will be his twelfth (!!!) season as a professional player.
Italian Serie B round 24 best performance: Daniele Grilli - 1 day 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...