Ranked fourth in free throw percentage and fifth
in three-point percentage among league leaders.
Led the NBA in points per possession with at least
1,000 possessions, per Synergy and recorded
career highs in points, rebounds and field goal
percentage per game. He is the only player to
average at least 19 points and six rebounds while
shooting 43 percent or better from three. On 3/4
at L.A. Lakers, recorded his 1,000th career threepointer
and notched his 29th 20-point game this
season, the most in any season of his career. On
4/5 vs. L.A. Lakers, matched his career high of
eight assists. On 3/31 vs. Memphis, recorded
a season-high 15 rebounds and made 14 free
throws. He also recorded his seventh doubledouble
of the season and 25th of his career.
On 3/26 at Minnesota, matched his season best
with six made threes. On 3/8 vs. Oklahoma City,
recorded a season-best 34 points, including a
season-leading 15-point first quarter. This game
marked his second 30-point game as a Clipper.
On 2/22 at Memphis, matched his season high
by grabbing three steals. On 1/14 vs. New
Orleans, made six three-point shots, setting a
season high. On 12/28 at L.A. Lakers, recorded
his fourth double-double of the season and 22nd
of his career. On 12/13 at San Antonio, registered his 1,000th career assist. On 12/2 at Dallas,
logged what was then his highest-scoring quarter
as a Clipper with 14 points in the first frame. On
11/29 at Sacramento, set a new season high with
three steals. On 11/10 vs. Milwaukee, notched
his 900th career three-pointer. On 10/21 vs.
Houston, logged consecutive 20-point games for
the second time as a Clipper. Missed one game
due to illness. Sat out 10 games due to low back
spasms. Missed one game due to a sore left
Played in Italy from 2004-2008. Participated
in 2011 Eurobasket Championships for Italy.
Averaged 15.2 points and 6.4 rebounds in five
games. Appeared in 62 games (60 starts) in two
seasons (2006-08) with Armani Jeans Milano
of the Italian A-1 League, averaging 14.0 points
on 45.2 percent shooting from the field and 36.3
percent shooting from beyond the arc. Was
named Euroleague’s Rising Star in 2007-08.
Scored a career-high 29 points vs. Siviglia during
the 2007-08 season. Participated in the 2007
Italian All-Star Game. Signed with Armani Jeans
Milano and played on Ioan with Edimes Pavia
(Italian A-2 League) in 2005-06. Member of the
Italian U-18 National Team, helping lead Italy
to a bronze medal at the 2005 U-18 European
Championships in Belgrade while averaging 10.6
points per game. Made his pro debut at age 16
with Assigeco Casalpusterlengo of the Italian
Serie B-1 League in 2004-05.
Nicknamed “The Rooster” (Il Gallo). Father,
Vittorio, played professional basketball in Italy
for a number of teams and was a Milan teammate
and roommate of Mike D’Antoni for eight years.
Favorite athletes include Michael Jordan and
Roger Federer. Played for the Italian National
Team in the 2008 Summer Olympics qualifying
tournament. Lists Michael Jordan, Larry Bird
and Angelina Jolie as the three people he would
most like to have dinner with. Favorite actors
are Denzel Washington and Angelina Jolie and
favorite entertainer is Justin Timberlake. Favorite
meal is either sushi or gnocchi with gorgonzola
cheese. Participated in the NBA’s Basketball
Without Borders goodwill tour to Senegal, Africa
in August 2010.