Italy Rumors

One of the best young wingmen in European basketball switched Turkish Airlines EuroLeague teams on Monday when Panathinaikos Superfoods Athens announced the arrival of Alessandro Gentile for the remainder of the season. Gentile (2.01 meters, 24 years old) was averaging 10.8 points as an almost full-time starter for Milan through the first nine games of the Euroleague season. He returns to the Greek capital where Gentile spent part of his childhood when his father, Nando Gentile, suited up for Panathinaikos from 1998 through 2001 and helped the Greens win the EuroLeague title in 2000.
Storyline: Alessandro Gentile to Rockets?
Legendary Brazilian mega-scorer Oscar Schmidt was inducted in the Italian Baskeball Hall of Fame today before the league game between Reggia Caserta and Consultinvest Pesaro. Schmidt, one of the greatest scorers in basketball history with a career total of 49,737 points, received the honor by Gaetano Laguardia, vice president of the Italian Basketball Federation. The Brazilian icon spent eleven years of his long and prolific career in Italy, playing in Caserta from 1982 to 1990 and then joining Pavia from 1990 to 1993.