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Name: Gianluca Basile
Position: Small forward
Place of birth: Ruvo Di Puglia (Italy)
Height: 190 cm
Weight: 90 kg
Gianluca Basile, known by his nickname 'Baso', made his professional debut in the 95-96 season with Regio Emilia in the Italian Serie B.
In his second season he helped his team to promotion and once in the top flight he began to make
a name for himself with his high percentage shooting. After a year and a half with Regio Emilia in
Serie A, he made the move to one of Italy's big teams, Fortitudo de Bol˛nia during the 1998-99
During the five and a half years at Bolonia he became a pillar of the team and a real crowd favourite.
He came to FC Barcelona in August 2005 at the peak of his career after achieving the Italian title with Climamio Bol˛nia. In Italy he coincided with Zoran Savic in his last season as a player and when he became technical director of the team.
He is a regular in the Italian national team and also played for the Italian under 22 team.
Basile is a versatile performer who can offer various tactical options for the coach in a
variety of outside game positions, especially as guard or centre. His leadership qualities also
make him unafraid to take responsibility for long distance efforts - one of his principal technical
He's a leader who is full of character who never shirks taking responsibility for lifting the team. His has considerable experience at the top level and always performs at a high level, boasting a points per game average of more than 10.
2008-09 ACB League
2006-07 Spanish Cup
Italian National Team
2003-04 Silver Medal Olympic Games Athens
2002-03 Eurobasket bronze medal
1998-99 Eurobasket gold medal