Dfter an intense summer, in which he became one of the referents of the Italian team that participated in the last Olympic Games (he averaged 19.3 points and 45% in triples in Japan), Simone Fontecchio is already one more in the routine working for his new club, Dusko Ivanovic’s Baskonia, after his arrival yesterday.
In his first statements as a Baskon player, the forward openly expressed his satisfaction at signing for the Vitorian squad: “clearly, it means a lot to me. It is a great opportunity. I wanted to come here because it is a great club, with a lot of history behind it, and for me it is a great step forward in a new chapter of my career, “he said.
Even with only one day of training with his new teammates, Fontecchio revealed his optimism regarding the potential of the group: “I think we have a very good team, very good physically, good boys and talented. I think we will be fine and do a lot of good things. “
Fontecchio, 25 years old and 203 centimeters tall, signed a three-season agreement with the Basque team this summer, after winning the Bundesliga title with Alba Berlin and shining in the Euroleague with averages of 11.9 points, 3.4 rebounds and 1.7 assists.