The Italian international, league champion with Alba Berlin, becomes the third addition to the team.
Italian forward Simone Fontecchio, 25 years old, 2.03 m, and born in the Italian town of Pescara, has an agreement with Saski Baskonia for the next three seasons. Fontecchio, who won the German league championship with Alba Berlin, is a senior international and part of the 12-player roster that represented Italy at the Olympic Games in Tokyo.
Simone, was one of the most outstanding players of the German team, playing 29 games in the Turkish Airlines EuroLeague last season and averaging 10.6 points, 3.4 rebounds and 10.1 valuation in 23:25 minutes. In the German league, he lifted the championship trophy and completed a remarkable campaign with 11.9 points, 3.4 rebounds and 12.8 valuation per game.
In the 2019-20 season, the new Baskonia forward played for Reggio Emilia in the Serie A league of Italy, with whom he averaged 11 points and 3.9 rebounds before making the jump to Alba Berlin. Previously, in his first years as a professional player, he played for Virtus Bologna between the 2012 and 2016 before joining AX Armani Milan between 2016 and 2019.
Baskonia’a latest reinforcement had a fantastic pre-Olympic tournament with Italy, with an average of 19.7 points, 6.3 rebounds, 1.7 assists and a 54% success rate in three-pointers, helping Italy qualify for Tokyo.
With Simone Fontecchio, Saski Baskonia incorporates well-proven quality and physical prowess for the next three seasons.