Quote by Barber, Keene and the other rookies in the Serie A
A new season is about to start, and plenty of American players agreed to move to Italy. A handful of them just finished their Ncaa career, others got pro-basketball experience in the former D-League or around the world. The Italian league will feature a collection of new talents from overseas. Before they get on the court, fans should learn a few things and keep them in mind going forward.
Before we start, however, it is time to look back and spend a few words on those who left Italy after their first season here. Four players moving to the French ProA came as rookies to the Italian SerieA last year: Nic Moore and Terran Pettaway left Brindisi and Pistoia respectively to be teammates in Nanterre. Aaron Craft, after falling just short of the national title with Trento, will play next season for AS Monaco, while Tyler Harvey will move from Torino to the Antibes Sharks. Trento will also lose Dustin Hogue, who is moving to Pinar Karsiyaka in Turkey. Robert Carter Jr will leave Brindisi to play in Lithuania and with the Eurocup-bound Lietuvos Rytas. Finally, ex Boston Celtics second round pick Marcus Thornton left Pesaro to sign with the Guangxi Sharks in the CBA.