We catched up with Niccolò Mannion, right now in Rome with the Italy NT. We talked about the training camp as well as his college recruiting process.
Recruiting: Italian players leaning towards college basketball
More and more italian players are choosing college basketball: here are those who could make their debut in Division I within the next two seasons.
Vercellino: “America is a different world”
USA is the only place for young student/athletes, that’s why the Roberto Vercellino, 6-7 wingman from Turin, is in a very good situation, despite missing home.
Francesco Badocchi, Virginia’s pogo stick
The wingman from Milan is fast and athletic, and he told us about his life in the sacred temple of defense, one of the oldest and most storied American universities.
Oliva and Saint Joseph’s looking to bounce back
After an injury-riddled season, coach Martelli’s Hawks are looking to bounce back and the Italian Oliva, now back from an injury, will play a crucial role.
De Nicolao, “I came to play in March”
basketballncaa.com had the chance to talk to Roadrunners’ starting PG Giovanni De Nicolao about his experience and the competitiveness of the C-USA.
Gonzaga University and its secrets
Gonzaga plays a European brand of basketball and is the only undefeated team so far in the Ncaa. BN’s reached Riccardo Fois, Gonzaga’s assistant coach.
Italians of the Ncaa, two months in
Clutch shots going in and rimming out, established starting roles or bench warmers. It is a weird season for the Italians of the Ncaa.
De Nicolao leads UTSA’s rebuilding process
UT San Antonio lost the first three games, on the road, but Giovanni De Nicolao proved he can be an important piece of the rebuilding process the team is going through.
Mussini and St. John’s: chapter II
After a difficult first year, the Italian guy is back at St John’s after a roster makeover. Coach Mullin has to bounce back from a disastrous first season.
Rhode Island dreams big
Nikola Akele’s team went through a tough season but now the Rams have everything they need to get back to the tournament.
Moore, York and the other rookies in Italy
Italian teams went shopping in the Ncaa world. Some teams went all-in on talented rookies, like Enel Brindisi, others chose high-risk high-reward players, like Cremona, but there is more.
De Nicolao chose San Antonio to improve his game
Our first dive into the season of the Italians in the Ncaa: Giovanni De Nicolao says he is ready to start his adventure at UTSA, the biggest university based in San Antonio, Texas.
Messina keeps an eye on Arcidiacono
A kid with “a leader’s DNA”: this is Ryan Arcidiacono according to Luca Dalmonte, assistant coach of Ettore Messina on the italian national team.