2022 NBA Draft Profile



Round 250
Drafted By:Minnesota Timberwolves
6-4 / 196 lbs
Vanoli Cremona (Italy)
Draft 2022

Prospect Overview

• Spagnolo was born Jan. 10, 2003 in Brindisi, Italy. He began playing basketball at four years old. Later, he started his youth career with Aurora Brindisi, where he scored 155 combined points in the semifinal and final of the regional under-14 championship.

• At 13 years old, he joined Stella Azzurra in Rome and made his Serie B debut at age 14, becoming the youngest Italian to play at the senior level. In six games, he averaged 2.7 points and 1.2 rebounds in 9.0 minutes. In 2018, he joined Real Madrid in Spain. That season, he appeared in eight games for the U18 team, averaging 3.5 points, 1.9 rebounds and 1.8 assists in 11.0 minutes.

• In 2018, he also participated in the U16 Euro Championship A, where he averaged 9.3 points, 2.9 assists, 2.7 rebounds and 1.1 steals in 24 minutes across seven appearances. In 2019, he averaged 16.3 points, 6.7 rebounds, 3.0 steals and 2.6 assists in the same junior team event and was awarded to the All-Tournament Team.

• During the 2019-20 campaign with Real Madrid U18, he averaged 9.5 points, 4.3 rebounds, 3.3 assists and 1.0 steals in 22.5 minutes. He also made his Real Madrid senior team debut but played less than a minute. In 2020, he participated in the EuroBasket Qualifiers with the FIBA senior team and averaged 3.8 points and 1.6 rebounds in 11 minutes across five appearances.

• In 2020-21 with Real Madrid U18, Spagnolo averaged 14.2 points, 6.2 rebounds and 4.8 assists in 27.4 minutes. In 2021, he participated in the U20 Euro Challengers FIBA junior team event and averaged 12.0 points, 6.4 rebounds, 4.6 assists and 1.4 steals in 27 minutes. He also saw limited run in the 2021 European World Cup Qualifier.

• For the 2021-22 season, Spagnolo joined Vanoli Cremona of the Italian Lega A. In 25 appearances, he averaged 12.2 points, 3.5 rebounds and 2.6 assists in 27.0 minutes. At the 2022 NBA Combine, he measured 6-foot-4 without shoes and 196 pounds with a 6-foot-8 wingspan. He recorded a 31.5-inch vertical leap.

— Profile by RotoWire