Gianluca Basile

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Gianluca Basile
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Basile with FC Barcelona.
Orlandina Basket
Point guard / Shooting guard / Small forward
Personal information
Born (1975-01-24) January 24, 1975 (age 39)
Ruvo di Puglia, Italy
Nationality Italian
Listed height 6 ft 3.75 in (1.92 m)
Listed weight 210 lb (95 kg)
Career information
NBA draft 1997 / Undrafted
Pro playing career 1995–present
Career history
1995–1999 Pallacanestro Reggiana
1999–2005 Fortitudo Bologna
2005–2011 FC Barcelona
2011–2012 Bennet Cantù
2012–2013 Emporio Armani Milano
2013–present Orlandina Basket
Career highlights and awards

Gianluca Basile (born January 24, 1975) is an Italian professional basketball player, currently playing for Orlandina Basket of the DNA Gold. He is 192 cm tall (6 ft 3 ¾ in) [1] and he weighs about 95 kg. He is considered to be one of the best 1990s and 2000s era Italian basketball players. He won the silver medal at the 2004 Summer Olympic Games. He was also the captain of the Italian national team.

Player profile[edit]

Basile excels in the role of shooting guard, or point forward, and is a very effective three-point shooter. He invented and named the "tiro ignorante" ("ignorant shot"), a three-pointer shot in difficult conditions which surprises the opponent.

Professional career[edit]

Basile played four years with Pallacanestro Reggiana and seven years with Fortitudo Bologna, with whom he won two Italian Championships as the team captain. In 2005, he moved to Barcelona. In July 2011, he signed a two-year deal with Pallacanestro Cantù.[2]

On July 6, 2012 Emporio Armani Milano officially announced the signing of Gianluca Basile to a one-year contract.[3] His contract with the team has expired on June 30, 2013, and he became a free agent.[4]

Euroleague career statistics[edit]

Legend
  GP Games played   GS  Games started  MPG  Minutes per game
 FG%  Field-goal percentage  3P%  3-point field-goal percentage  FT%  Free-throw percentage
 RPG  Rebounds per game  APG  Assists per game  SPG  Steals per game
 BPG  Blocks per game  PPG  Points per game  PIR  Performance Index Rating
 Bold  Career high
Denotes seasons in which Basile's team won the Euroleague
Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG PIR
2000–01 Bologna 18 14 27.3 .417 .311 .729 3.1 2.2 1.5 .2 9.9 9.5
2001–02 Bologna 17 14 32.3 .442 .430 .732 2.2 3.2 1.6 .4 11.8 12.4
2002–03 Bologna 19 17 33.6 .404 .359 .860 3.1 3.4 1.7 .2 13.8 11.7
2003–04 Bologna 17 12 29.3 .396 .387 .833 2.6 2.9 1.3 .0 12.1 11.5
2004–05 Bologna 20 18 30.4 .401 .358 .902 3.8 2.9 2.0 .1 12.6 12.6
2005–06 Barcelona 23 6 23.5 .364 .294 .814 2.2 1.6 1.0 .2 8.7 7.9
2006–07 Barcelona 22 12 26.6 .465 .440 .741 2.5 1.6 1.1 .1 9.6 8.5
2007–08 Barcelona 22 18 26.1 .379 .283 .771 2.9 1.5 1.3 .0 9.9 8.3
2008–09 Barcelona 23 13 23.3 .500 .506 .889 2.1 1.7 1.2 .0 7.8 8.6
2009–10 Barcelona 18 0 17.3 .289 .294 .750 1.9 .8 .4 .0 4.1 2.1
2011–12 Cantù 15 5 21.9 .422 .430 .833 1.9 3.1 .1 .0 10.0 9.5
2012–13 Milano 9 0 11.7 .409 .316 1.000 .6 .7 .2 .0 3.3 1.6
Career 223 129 25.9 .408 .366 .811 2.5 2.1 1.2 .1 9.7 8.9

Pro clubs[edit]

Italian national team[edit]

Basile was the leader of the Italian national basketball team that won the silver medal at the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens, the best result ever for Italy after 1980. He also helped Italy beat Team USA by a score of 95-78, by scoring 25 points in the game against the US.[5] His medals with the national team also include a gold medal at the EuroBasket 1999, and a bronze medal at the EuroBasket 2003.

Honors and awards[edit]

Fortitudo Bologna[edit]

FC Barcelona[edit]

Italian national team[edit]

Individual[edit]

References[edit]

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