Gallinari, Melli back for Italy for EuroBasket
MILAN (Italy) - FIBA EuroBasket 2022 co-hosts Italy have announced a squad of 17 for their upcoming training camp in preparation for the major tournament in September.
Danilo Gallinari and Nicolo Melli both return to the squad having both previously represented the Azzurri at the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo last summer.
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The newly-appointed head coach Gianmarco Pozzecco is able to call upon further experience with the inclusion of 34-year-old Luigi Datome, while the likes of younger stars Nico Mannion and Matteo Spagnolo are in contention to make their EuroBasket debuts.
Italy will play four warm-up games next month before commencing their Second Round campaign in the FIBA Basketball World Cup 2023 European Qualifiers ahead of EuroBasket.
|Italy's 17-player squad for EuroBasket|
|Tommaso Baldasso||Paul Biligha||Luigi Datome||Amedeo Della Valle||Simone Fontecchio|
|Danilo Gallinari||Nico Mannion||Nicolo Melli||Alessandro Pajola||John Petrucelli|
|Achille Polonara||Gabriele Procida||Giampaolo Ricci||Matteo Spagnolo||Marco Spissu|
|Amedeo Tessitori||Stefano Tonut|
Italy are the hosts in Group D at EuroBasket with their opening game against Estonia on September 2, before also taking on Greece, Ukraine, Croatia and Great Britain to conclude the first phase.