Giacomo Galanda

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Giacomo Galanda
Giacomo Galanda - Pistoia Basket 2000 - 2013 02.jpg
Power forward / Center
Personal information
Born (1975-01-30) January 30, 1975 (age 39)
Udine, Italy
Nationality Italian
Listed height 2.10 m (6 ft 11 in)
Listed weight 105 kg (231 lb)
Career information
Pro career 1993–2014
Career history
1993–1997 Scaligera Verona
1997–2003 Fortitudo Bologna
1998–1999 Pallacanestro Varese
2003–2005 Montepaschi Siena
2005–2006 Armani Jeans Milano
2006–2011 Pallacanestro Varese
2011–2014 Giorgio Tesi Group Pistoia

Giacomo "Jack" Galanda (born January 30, 1975) is a retired Italian professional basketball player. He is a forward-center of 210 cm (83 in) and 105 kg (231 lb).

Professional career[edit]

Galanda was born in Udine, Friuli. He grew in the Scaligera Basket Verona, with which he made his debut in the Italian Serie A on October 17, 1993. After four years in the Verona team, he was traded to Fortitudo Bologna. However, in his first year (1997–1998) he was utilized as reserve to Gregor Fučka and had a limited impact.

In 1998 he was leased to Pallacanestro Varese, where he was a leader of the team that, surprisingly, won the championship. Galanda therefore returned to Bologna, where he remained until 2003, when he was traded to Montepaschi Siena. He won two further championships in 2000 and 2004. In 2005-2006, Galanda played for Armani Jeans Milano. From 2006 to 2011, he played for Pallacanestro Varese. In 2011, he signed with Giorgio Tesi Group Pistoia. In May 2014, he announced his retirement.[1]

National team[edit]

Galanda made his debut for Italian national basketball team in 1997, and soon turned into one of the more representative players from his country. His successes with Azzurri jersey include a silver and a gold medals at the European Championships (1997 and 1999, respectively), and a silver medal at the 2004 Summer Olympics of Athens.


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