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Gianluca Basile : biography

January 24, 1975 -

Gianluca Basile (born January 24, 1975 in Ruvo di Puglia, Italy) is an Italian professional basketball player for Emporio Armani Milano of the Italian League. He is 192 cm tall (6 ft 3 ¾ in) and he weighs about 95 kg. He is considered to be one of the best 1990s and 2000s era Italian basketball players. He won the silver medal at the 2004 Olympics. He was also the captain of the Italian national team.

Euroleague career statistics

|- | style="text-align:left;"| 2000–01 | style="text-align:left;"| Fortitudo Bologna | 18 || 14 || 27.3 || .417 || .311 || .729 || 3.1 || 2.2 || 1.5 || .2 || 9.9 || 9.5 |- | style="text-align:left;"| 2001–02 | style="text-align:left;"| Fortitudo Bologna | 17 || 14 || 32.3 || .442 || .430 || .732 || 2.2 || 3.2 || 1.6 || .4 || 11.8 || 12.4 |- | style="text-align:left;"| 2002–03 | style="text-align:left;"| Fortitudo Bologna | 19 || 17 || 33.6 || .404 || .359 || .860 || 3.1 || 3.4 || 1.7 || .2 || 13.8 || 11.7 |- | style="text-align:left;"| 2003–04 | style="text-align:left;"| Fortitudo Bologna | 17 || 12 || 29.3 || .396 || .387 || .833 || 2.6 || 2.9 || 1.3 || .0 || 12.1 || 11.5 |- | style="text-align:left;"| 2004–05 | style="text-align:left;"| Fortitudo Bologna | 20 || 18 || 30.4 || .401 || .358 || .902 || 3.8 || 2.9 || 2.0 || .1 || 12.6 || 12.6 |- | style="text-align:left;"| 2005–06 | style="text-align:left;"| FC Barcelona | 23 || 6 || 23.5 || .364 || .294 || .814 || 2.2 || 1.6 || 1.0 || .2 || 8.7 || 7.9 |- | style="text-align:left;"| 2006–07 | style="text-align:left;"| FC Barcelona | 22 || 12 || 26.6 || .465 || .440 || .741 || 2.5 || 1.6 || 1.1 || .1 || 9.6 || 8.5 |- | style="text-align:left;"| 2007–08 | style="text-align:left;"| FC Barcelona | 22 || 18 || 26.1 || .379 || .283 || .771 || 2.9 || 1.5 || 1.3 || .0 || 9.9 || 8.3 |- | style="text-align:left;"| 2008–09 | style="text-align:left;"| FC Barcelona | 23 || 13 || 23.3 || .500 || .506 || .889 || 2.1 || 1.7 || 1.2 || .0 || 7.8 || 8.6 |- | style="text-align:left;"| 2009–10 | style="text-align:left;"| FC Barcelona | 18 || 0 || 17.3 || .289 || .294 || .750 || 1.9 || .8 || .4 || .0 || 4.1 || 2.1 |- | style="text-align:left;"| 2011–12 | style="text-align:left;"| Bennet Cantù | 15 || 5 || 21.9 || .422 || .430 || .833 || 1.9 || 3.1 || .1 || .0 || 10.0 || 9.5 |- | style="text-align:left;"| 2012–13 | style="text-align:left;"| Emporio Armani Milano | 9 || 0 || 11.7 || .409 || .316 || 1.000 || .6 || .7 || .2 || .0 || 3.3 || 1.6 |- class="sortbottom" | style="text-align:left;"| Career | style="text-align:left;"| | 223 || 129 || 25.9 || .408 || .366 || .811 || 2.5 || 2.1 || 1.2 || .1 || 9.7 || 8.9

Honors and awards

Fortitudo Bologna

  • 2x Italian League Champion: 2000, 2005

FC Barcelona

  • 2x Spanish League Champion: 2008–09, 2010–11
  • 3x Spanish Cup Champion: 2007, 2010, 2011
  • 2x Spanish Super Cup Champion: 2009, 2010
  • Euroleague Champion: 2009–10

Itallian national team

  • EuroBasket 1999:
  • EuroBasket 2003:
  • 2004 Olympic Games:

Individual

  • Italian League MVP: 2004

Player profile

Basile excels in the role of shooting guard, or point forward, and is a very effective three-point shooter. He invented and named the "tiro ignorante" ("ignorant shot"), a three-pointer shot in difficult conditions which surprises the opponent.

Italian national team

Basile was the leader of the Italian national basketball team that won the silver medal at the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens, the best result ever for Italy after 1980. He also helped Italy beat Team USA by a score of 95-78, by scoring 25 points in the game against the US. His medals with the national team also include a gold medal at the EuroBasket 1999, and a bronze medal at the EuroBasket 2003.

Professional career

Basile played four years with Pallacanestro Reggiana and seven years with Fortitudo Bologna, with whom he won two Italian Championships as the team captain. In 2005, he moved to Barcelona. In July 2011, he signed a two-year deal with Pallacanestro Cantù.

On July 6, 2012 Emporio Armani Milano officially announced the signing of Gianluca Basile to a one-year contract.

Pro clubs

  • Reggio Emilia (Italy): 1995-1999.
  • Fortitudo Bologna (Italy): 1999-2005.
  • FC Barcelona (Spain): 2005-2011.
  • Pallacanestro Cantù (Italy): 2011-2012.
  • Olimpia Milano (Italy): 2012-present.
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