Luigi Datome

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Luigi Datome
Luigi Datome 2013.jpg
Datome in 2013
No. 13 – Detroit Pistons
Position Small forward
League NBA
Personal information
Born (1987-11-27) November 27, 1987 (age 27)
Montebelluna, Italy
Nationality Italian
Listed height 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m)
Listed weight 215 lb (98 kg)
Career information
NBA draft 2010 / Undrafted
Pro career 2003–present
Career history
2003–2007 Mens Sana Basket Siena (Italy)
2007–2008 Scafati Basket (Italy)
2008–2013 Virtus Roma (Italy)
2013–present Detroit Pistons
Career highlights and awards

Luigi "Gigi" Datome (born November 27, 1987) is an Italian professional basketball player who plays for the Detroit Pistons of the National Basketball Association (NBA). Standing at 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m),[1] he plays the small forward position.

Early life[edit]

Luigi Datome was born in Montebelluna, Veneto, from parents from Oristano, Sardinia.[2] Hew grew up in Olbia.

Professional career[edit]

Datome was named the Italian League's Best Player Under 22 in 2009, while a member of the Italian League club Virtus Roma.

In the 2012–13 season, Datome was named the MVP of the Lega Basket Serie A, averaging 16.4 points and 5.6 rebounds per game.[3]

NBA career[edit]

On July 16, 2013, Datome signed a two-year, $3.5 million contract with the Detroit Pistons of the National Basketball Association (NBA).[4]

Italian national team[edit]

Datome has been a member of the senior men's Italian national basketball team. He played at EuroBasket 2007, EuroBasket 2009, and EuroBasket 2013.

NBA 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  Bold  Career high

Regular season[edit]

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2013–14 Detroit 34 0 7.0 .351 .179 .800 1.4 .3 .2 .0 2.4
Career 34 0 7.0 .351 .179 .800 1.4 .3 .2 .0 2.4

References[edit]

  1. ^ Luigi Datome Stats, Video, Bio, Profile
  2. ^ http://www.globalist.it/Detail_News_Display?ID=47276&typeb=0 Gigi Datome, un sardo tra i giganti del basket Nba
  3. ^ Farrell, Perry (July 14, 2013). "Italian League MVP Luigi Datome will help Pistons' versatility". freep.com. Retrieved August 3, 2013. 
  4. ^ "Detroit Pistons Sign Forward Luigi Datome". NBA.com. Turner Sports Interactive, Inc. July 16, 2013. Retrieved July 16, 2013. 

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