Gianluca Basile

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Gianluca Basile
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Basile with FC Barcelona, in 2009.
Personal information
Born (1975-01-24) January 24, 1975 (age 42)
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
Playing career 1995–2016
Position Point guard / Shooting guard
Career history
1995–1999 Reggiana
1999–2005 Fortitudo Bologna
2005–2011 FC Barcelona
2011–2012 Cantù
2012–2013 Olimpia Milano
2013–2016 Orlandina Basket
Career highlights and awards

Gianluca Basile (born January 24, 1975) is an Italian former professional basketball player. At a height of 1.92m (6 ft 3¾ in) tall[1] and a weight of 95 kg (210 lbs.), he mainly played at the shooting guard position. 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, and the gold medal at the EuroBasket 1999. He was also the captain of the senior men's Italian national team.

Player profile[edit]

Basile excelled in the role of shooting guard, or point forward, and was a very effective three-point shooter. He invented and named the "tiro ignorante" ("ignorant shot"), a three-point shot taken under difficult conditions, and which would surprise his opponents.

Professional career[edit]

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

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

He finished his career with Italian club Orlandina Basket, and last played in the 2015–16 season.[5]

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

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.

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

Italian national team[edit]

Basile was the leader of the senior men's Italian national basketball team that won the silver medal at the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens, which was the best result for Italy since they took the silver medal at the 1980 Summer Olympics. He also helped Italy beat Team USA, by a score of 95-78, by scoring 25 points in a pre-Olympic friendly game against the US in 2004.[6] His medals with the Italian national team also include a gold medal at the EuroBasket 1999, a bronze medal at the EuroBasket 2003, and a silver medal at the 1997 Mediterranean Games.

Honors and awards[edit]

Fortitudo Bologna[edit]

FC Barcelona[edit]

Italian national team[edit]

Individual[edit]

References[edit]

External links[edit]