Scafati Basket

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Scafati Basket
SCAFATI Logo.jpg
Founded 1969
Team history Scafati Basket (1969–current)
Arena PalaMangano
Colors yellow and blue
Owner(s) Aniello Longobardi
Head coach Italy Alessandro Finelli

Scafati Basket, also known for sponsorship reasons as Givova 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. It's recommended to visit the Scafati Basket's italian page for more detailed information.


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), Harem (2008/2009), Bialetti (2009/2010), Sunrise (2010/2011), Givova (2011/2015).


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

2014-2015 Roster[edit]

32 Italy Luca Bisconti Center
23 United States Chris Evans Forward
20 Italy Antonello Ruggiero Guard
99 Italy Valerio Spinelli Point Guard
21 United States Jeremy Simmons Forward
19 Italy Andrea Ghiacci Forward
7 Italy Leonardo Zaccariello Point Guard
24 Italy Ferdinando Matrone Forward
55 Italy Giacomo Sanguinetti Point guard
9 Italy Federico Lestini Forward

Notable players[edit]


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