Scafati Basket

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Scafati Basket
SCAFATI Logo.jpg
Founded 1955
Team history Scafatese Basket (1955–1969)
Centro Sportivo Scafatese (1969–2000)
Scafati Basket (2000–current)
Arena PalaMangano
Colors yellow and blue
Owner(s) Aniello Longobardi
Head coach Slovenia Teo Alibegović

Scafati Basket, also known for sponsorship reasons as Harem Scafati, is an Italian basketball club from the town of Scafati, Campania. The club plays in LegADue, the second level of Italian basketball; it was relegated from Lega Basket after finishing last in the 2007–08 season. (Although Scafati finished last due to a 7-point deduction for administrative irregularities, it would have been relegated without the deduction.)

History[edit]

Basketball in Scafati dates to 1949, when a group of students founded a local team named Silvio Pellico after an Italian patriot of the 1800s. The team merged with rival club Savoia in 1955, forming Scafatese Basket, which was renamed Centro Sportivo Scafatese in 1969. The team played in the lower regionally-based divisions of Serie C and Serie D until the early 1990s when the club, under the presidency of Aniello Longobardi, climbed up the national basketball system pyramid to reach Serie A in 2006.

The club has also been known as Longobardi Scafati (2000–2001),[1] Rida Scafati (2001–2003), Eurorida Scafati (2003–2006) and Legea Scafati (2006–2008).

Arena[edit]

Today, the team plays its home games in the PalaMangano (named after former head coach Massimo Mangano), a 3,700 arena.

2009-2010 Roster[edit]

4 United StatesItaly Aaron Johnson Center
5 United States Goss JR Philip Alexander Guard
6 Italy Fabio Ruini Guard
7 Italy Leonardo Busca Point Guard
8 Puerto Rico Rick Apodaca Guard
10 Italy Maurizio Ferrara Point Guard
12 Italy Ariel Filloy Point Guard
14 Italy Giovanni Fattori Forward
17 ItalyUnited States Donzell Rush Center
18 Greece Sotiris Gioulekas Forward
19 Italy Roberto Chiacig Center

Notable players[edit]

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