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Andrea Bargnani
Full Name: Andrea Bargnani
Position: Forward
Height/Weight: 6-10 (2.09 m) / 225 (102.1 kg)
Birthdate: October 26, 1985 (Rome, Italy)
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Team: Benetton Treviso (Italy)
Country: Italy
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Benetton Treviso - Italy Lega A
Season G GS FGM FGA PCT FTM FTA PCT 3PM 3PA PCT REB AST STL BL PTS AVG
2003-04 10 0 13 20 .650 5 12 .417 5 9 .555 16 4 4 2 42 4.20
2004-05 28 0 71 144 .493 36 53 .679 13 45 .289 87 16 35 15 191 6.80
2005-06 30 0 123 250 .492 63 80 .788 38 103 .369 165 8 35 42 347 11.6
Totals 68 0 207 414 .500 104 145 .717 56 157 .357 268 28 74 59 580 8.50
Benetton Treviso -- Euroleague
Season G GS FGM FGA PCT FTM FTA PCT 3PM 3PA PCT REB AST STL BL PTS AVG
2003-04 8 0 6 11 .545 6 8 .750 1 5 .200 12 0 2 1 19 2.40
2004-05 12 0 18 36 .500 2 5 .400 6 12 .500 25 2 2 2 44 3.70
2005-06 18 0 66 130 .508 42 59 .712 23 53 .434 74 9 24 17 197 10.9
Totals 38 0 90 188 .479 50 72 .694 30 70 .429 111 11 28 20 260 6.80

An early entry candidate for the 2006 NBA Draft.

Career Highlights: Began his career with Monte Paschi Seina's junior team in Italy during the 2001-02, and was loaned to Mens Sana Roma in Italy's Serie C2 division. Spent the 2002-03 campaign with Stella Azzurra Roma in Italy's Serie B2 division. Signed with Italy's Benetton Treviso for the 2003-04 season and has been playing there ever since. Has play for the Italian Senior National Team, and has extensive experience on junior national teams as well. Competed on the World Select Team at the 2004 Nike Hoop Summit.

(2005-06): Averaged 11.6 points, 5.5 rebounds, 1.4 blocks and 1.2 steals per game in 21.7 minutes in Italy's Lega A competing for Benetton Treviso, shooting .578 on two-pointers and .369 from three-point range. In Euroleague (EL) competition, contributed 10.9 points, 4.1 rebounds, 1.3 blocks and 0.9 steals per game, shooting .558 on two-pointers and .434 from three-point range. In EL play, posted a season-high of 20 points twice, against Panathinaikos and Strasbourg, over 18 games.

(2004-05): Averaged 6.8 points and 3.1 rebounds in 14.8 minutes per game, shooting .493 from the field, in 28 Lega A games for Benetton Treviso. In Euroleague competition, tallied 3.7 points and 2.1 rebounds in 9.0 minutes per game over 12 contests.

(2003-04): Recorded 4.2 points and 1.6 rebounds per game in 8.6 minutes in Italy's Lega A in his first season with Benetton Treviso. Posted 2.4 points and 1.5 rebounds in 8.0 minutes per game in eight Euroleague appearances.

(2002-03): Spent the 2002-03 campaign with Stella Azzurra Roma in Italy's Serie B2 division.

Strengths: According to Eurobasket.com, he has “very good athleticism for a player of his size. Very skilled offensive player with a lot of solutions to score: shoots well from any distance, hits the three with good accuracy, can beat his defender off the dribble and finish a fastbreak after running the court well. Fluid shooting mechanics. Has a quick release.”