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Scouting Report Andrea Bargnani


ANDREA BARGNANI
Position: Power Forward
Height: 6-10
Weight: 225
Euro Team:Benetton Treviso
Birthdate: May 26, 1985
Birthplace: Rome, Italy
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HIS GAME
Pros: Andrea is an excellent shooter and frequently gets compared to Dirk Nowitzki. Bargnani is very versatile with excellent ball-handling skills. When he is guarded by a small forward, he can use his height advantage in the low post. When guarded by a power forward he can take his defender off the dribble and knock down the jumper. He isn't just an offensive player as he is an adequate defender who uses his height to block shots.

Cons: Andrea will need to improve his strength and quickness to play in the NBA. Despite his height, his rebounding will need to get better if he is to play the power forward position. One of the reasons his rebounding isn't that good is he plays away from the basket. He will have to develop his positioning and his back to the basket game to be more effective in the NBA.

Bargnani played against the Raptors in the 2004-05 preseason. (Getty Images)size>

ACCOLADES
  • Named the 2006 Euroleague Rising Star
  • Played with Stella Azzurra from 1999-2003
  • Has been member of the Italian Cadets National Team
  • Has been member of the Italian Junior National Team
  • Member of the Italian Under-20 National Team
PLAYING CAREER AT BENETTON
  • Member of the Italian Under-20 National Team.
  • Has been member of the Italian Cadets National Team
  • Won the 2004 and 2005 Italian National Cup with Benetton Treviso
  • Signed for the 2003-04 season by Benetton Treviso
  • Led his team to the Round of 16 EuroLeague Playoffs

PERSONAL
  • Began playing basketball at the age of six
  • Enjoys tennis and volleyball
  • Favourite athlete is Roberto Baggio
  • Lists Robbie Williams and Mary J. Blige his favourite musical artists
  • Likes to PlayStation
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