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Full Name: Carlos Francisco Delfino
Position: Guard/Forward
Height/Weight: 6-6 (1.98 m)/ 230 (104.3 kg)
Birthdate: August 29, 1982 (Santa Fe, Argentina)
Team: Skipper Bologna (Italy)

Selected in the first round (25th overall) by the Detroit Pistons

  •ñol: Perfil Carlos Delfino

  • Italy A-1 League
    Three-point field goals: 2000-01, 33-for-95 (.347); 2001-02, 40-for-139 (.288); 2002-03, 31-for-89 (.348). Totals: 104-for-323 (.322).

    An early entry candidate for the 2003 NBA Draft. Previously applied for early entry into 2001 NBA Draft, but withdrew his name from consideration.

    Career Highlights: Began professional career playing in his native Argentina. Played for Olimpia Venado Tuerto for the 1998-99 season and for La Union Colon in 1999-2000. Moved to Italy in 2000 and has played three seasons in the Italian A-1 League, the first two with Reggio Calabria and the 2002-03 season with Skipper Bologna. Was a member of Argentina’s Under-21 National Team and helped Argentina to a third-place finish at the 2001 World Under-21 Championships.

    (2002-03): In his first season with Skipper Bologna, moved into the starting lineup in the third game of the season and averaged about 26 minutes. Scored 18 points, including shooting 3-of-5 from three-point range, vs. Euro Roseto. Posted double-doubles against Benetton Treviso (13 points, 13 rebounds), Oregon Scientific Cantu (15 points, 11 rebounds) and Pippo Milano (14 points, 11 rebounds). Suffered torn ligaments in his ankle late in the season, but was expected to return in late May. His teammates included former Valparaiso star Lubos Barton and Italian League star point guard Gianmarco Pozzecco.

    (2001-02): Became a starter for Reggio Calabria, playing 30.8 minutes per game and averaging 13.5 points, 5.1 rebounds, 2.4 steals and 1.7 assists. Improved free throw shooting to 79 percent from 64 percent the previous season. Scored a season-high 39 points vs. Metis Varese, including 14-for-14 from the free throw line. Hit for 30 points, including four three-point field goals, vs. Euro Roseto. Scored 21 points on 9-for-15 shooting against Trieste.

    (2000-01): In his first season in Italy, played for Reggio Calabria. In just under 21 minutes per game, averaged 8.8 points, 2.5 rebounds and 1.9 steals. Scored a season-high 25 points in his second game against Scavolini Pesaro, making five of eight three-point attempts. Scored 15 points in just 20 minutes against Cordivari Roseto. Tallied 14 points apiece against Paf Bologna, Muller Verona and Kinder Bologna. Hit at least one three-pointer in 19 of 24 games.

    Strengths: Prefers to drive to the basket and doesn’t mind contact. Known as a hard worker and competitor.