Alessandro Gentile

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Alessandro Gentile
Alessandro Gentile.jpg
Gentile playing with Olimpia Milano in a 2013–14 EuroLeague game against Barcelona.
Free agent
Position Shooting guard / Small forward
Personal information
Born (1992-11-12) November 12, 1992 (age 24)
Maddaloni, Italy
Nationality Italian
Listed height 2.01 m (6 ft 7 in)
Listed weight 104.4 kg (230 lb)
Career information
NBA draft 2014 / Round: 2 / Pick: 53rd overall
Selected by the Minnesota Timberwolves
Playing career 2009–present
Career history
2009–2011 Benetton Treviso
2011–2016 EA7 Emporio Armani Milano
2016–2017 Panathinaikos
2017 Hapoel Jerusalem
Career highlights and awards

Alessandro Gentile (born November 12, 1992) is an Italian professional basketball player who last played for Hapoel Jerusalem from Ligat HaAl. Standing at 2.01 m (6 ft. 7 in.),[1] he plays at the shooting guard and small forward positions. He was selected by the Minnesota Timberwolves with the 53rd overall pick in the 2014 NBA draft.

Professional career[edit]

Early career (2009–2011)[edit]

From 2007 to 2009, Gentile played with the junior teams of Treviso Basket. In 2009, he signed to play with Treviso's senior men's team and in the 2009–10 season, he played in 24 games in Italy's top-tier level LBA league, averaging 3.4 points and 1.2 rebounds per game. In 2011, he won the Italian League's Best Player Under 22 award. On June 14, 2011, he signed a three-year contract extension with Treviso Basket.[2]

Olimpia Milano (2011–2016)[edit]

In December 2011, Gentile left Treviso Basket and signed a four-year deal with Olimpia Milano.[3] In 2013–14, Gentile had a break-out season, averaging 11.4 points, 2.4 rebounds and 2.3 assists over 21 games in the EuroLeague. In June 2014, after Milano won their 26th Italian League championship, Gentile was named the Italian League Finals MVP.[4]

In July 2014, Gentile penned a new three-year contract with Milano.[5] A year later in 2015, the Milano captain extended his contract until 2018, with a new three-year deal.[6] On October 6, 2015, Gentile played against the NBA's Boston Celtics, in the NBA Global Games tournament.

Gentile was sent on loan to the Greek club Panathinaikos in December 2016. However, Milano retained his rights through the 2017–18 season.[7] He was released by Panathinaikos in March 2017, and he finished the 2016–17 season by playing for Hapoel Jerusalem in the Israeli Super League, and preparing for the upcoming EuroBasket 2017 tournament.[8]

Panathinaikos (2016–2017)[edit]

On December 5, 2016, Gentile reached an agreement with his Italian team, and he left Milano to conclude his season on loan in a non-Italian team.[9] On December 19, 2016, Gentile then joined the Greek club Panathinaikos, on a loan from Olimpia Milano, for the rest of the season.[10] He was with Panathinaikos, as they won the 2017 Greek Cup Final against Aris.

He was then released by Panathinaikos in March of 2017.[11] With Panathinaikos, he averaged 3.2 points, 2.2 rebounds, 0.6 assists, and 0.3 steals per game with them in the EuroLeague,[12][13] and 5.8 points, 2.5 rebounds, 1.6 assists, and 0.6 steals per game in the Greek Basket League.[14]

Hapoel Jerusalem (2017)[edit]

On April 3, 2017, Gentile signed with the Israeli club Hapoel Jerusalem, of the Israeli Super League for the remainder of the Israeli Basketball Super League 2016–17 season.[15][16]

NBA draft rights[edit]

On June 26, 2014, Gentile was selected with the 53rd overall pick in the 2014 NBA draft by the Minnesota Timberwolves.[17] His NBA draft rights were later traded to the Houston Rockets on draft night.[18]

International career[edit]

Gentile started in the youth age categories of Italy's junior national teams, first for the Under-16's at the 2008 FIBA Europe Under-16 Championship, and then notably winning the silver medal with the Under-20's at the 2011 FIBA Europe Under-20 Championship.

Gentile then became a member of the senior men's Italian national basketball team. He played with Italy at EuroBasket 2013 and EuroBasket 2015.[19] He also played at the Turin 2016 FIBA World Olympic Qualifying Tournament.[20]

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

Note: The EuroLeague is not the only competition in which the player participated for the team during the season. He also played in domestic competition, and regional competition if applicable.

EuroLeague[edit]

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG PIR
2011–12 Milano 7 5 17.5 .286 .267 1.000 1.9 1.1 .1 .3 4.6 .4
2012–13 8 0 12.6 .439 .400 .800 1.4 .9 .4 .3 6.3 3.5
2013–14 21 16 25.0 .443 .333 .641 2.4 2.3 .8 .1 11.4 8.6
2014–15 20 16 27.5 .429 .306 .777 3.0 2.5 .7 .0 14.3 11.5
2015–16 6 6 30.1 .449 .280 .714 3.5 4.2 1.0 1.0 20.0 19.3
2016–17 9 8 22.9 .458 .214 .563 3.0 2.4 1.1 .3 10.8 9.4
2016–17 Panathinaikos 9 8 13.2 .342 .200 .222 2.2 0.6 0.3 .2 3.2 1.8
Career 80 59 22.5 .427 .307 .690 2.6 2.1 .7 .2 10.7 8.2

Personal[edit]

Gentile is the son of former senior men's Italian national basketball team player, Ferdinando Gentile, and the younger brother of professional basketball player Stefano Gentile.[21]

Awards and honors[edit]

Pro clubs[edit]

International[edit]

Individual[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ GENTILE, ALESSANDRO HEIGHT: 2.01.
  2. ^ Benetton Treviso extends with Alessandro Gentile.
  3. ^ EA7 EMPORIO ARMANI signs scorer Gentile.
  4. ^ "Gentile named Serie A Finals MVP, Morey congratulates him on Twitter". Sportando.com. June 28, 2014. Retrieved June 28, 2014. 
  5. ^ "The Cap is here to stay: Gentile signed for 3 years". Olimpia Milano. 19 July 2014. Retrieved 16 July 2015. 
  6. ^ "EA7 Milan and captain Gentile pen new deal". Euroleague. 16 July 2015. Retrieved 16 July 2015. 
  7. ^ Olimpia Milano to loan Gentile abroad.
  8. ^ Gentile to finish the season practicing alone at Milan.
  9. ^ Basket, Gentile lascia l'Olimpia Milano: finirà la stagione all'estero. (in Italian).
  10. ^ "Panathinaikos signs star forward Gentile.". Euroleague.net. 19 December 2016. Retrieved 19 December 2016. 
  11. ^ Gentile and Panathinaikos part ways.
  12. ^ GENTILE, ALESSANDRO EuroLeague 2016-17 STATISTICS.
  13. ^ EuroLeague 2016-17.
  14. ^ ΤΖΕΝΤΙΛΕ Αλεσσάντρο | ΣΤΑΤΙΣΤΙΚΑ (in Greek).
  15. ^ "Alessandro Gentile Joins Hapoel". Hapoel.co.il. 3 April 2017. Retrieved 3 April 2017. 
  16. ^ Alessandro Gentile signs with Hapoel Jerusalem.
  17. ^ Carbaugh, Dane (June 27, 2014). "Timberwolves select Alessandro Gentile with No. 53 pick in 2014 NBA Draft". SBNation.com. Retrieved June 28, 2014. 
  18. ^ "Houston Rockets draft Switzerland forward Clint Capela, Arizona guard Nick Johnson". click2houston.com. August 6, 2014. Retrieved February 7, 2015. 
  19. ^ "Italy take their dream roster to Berlin". FIBAEurope.com. 2 September 2015. Retrieved 2 September 2015. 
  20. ^ Alessandro GENTILE (ITA) participated in 9 FIBA / FIBA Zones events.
  21. ^ Europe Interview: Alessandro Gentile Of Benetton Treviso.

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