Luigi DATOME

Small Forward, Power Forward
Born in Montebelluna (Ita) on 22/11/1987

 

Luigi Datome came to Milan in the summer of 2020 coming from Fenerbhace Istanbul. He’s a 2.03 mt tall forward, born in Montebelluna.

2020/21 SEASON – He helped the team win the Supercup, by scoring 17 points in the championship game over Virtus Bologna. He led the team the Italian Cup championship, securing the MVP award in the process. Against Olympiacos, he reached 300 three-pointers made for his EuroLeague career. During the home game vs Fenerbahce, he surpassed 2.000 points scored for his career.

His career

Born in Montebelluna, but raised in Olbia, where he played on the team owned by his father Sergio, Santa Croce, Luigi Datome won a youth Italian championship with that same team and in 2003 moved to Siena, where he remained until 2006 while debuting in the Italian league and the EuroLeague.

He eventually played for Scafati from 2006 to 2008 and in Rome from 2008 to 2013. In the 2012/13 season he averaged 16.9 points per game, grabbed 5.8 rebounds per outing and was named the league’s MVP.

In the summer of 2013, he joined the NBA, signing for the Detroit Pistons. After 36 games in two years, he was traded to the Boston Celtics. In Boston, he played 18 regular season games and three playoff games.

In the summer of 2015, he returned to Europe to play for Fenerbahce. In Istanbul he played four Final Fours in four years, was named in the second All-EuroLeague team in 2016 and won the European title in 2017 (he had 11 points and six rebounds in the championship game won against Olympiacos). He has also won the Turkish title three times, the Turkish Cup three times. He was the playoffs’ MVP in Turkey in 2016. He’s been named MVP of the Turkish Cup in 2019 and 2020, MVP of the Presidential Cup in 2017.

He played with the Italian national team in the 2007, 2011, 2013, 2015 and 2017 European Championships, and in the 2019 World Cup.

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