Adam Sollazzo signs with Basket Ravenna Piero Manetti

Adam Sollazzo
Adam Sollazzo - Basket Ravenna
Adam Sollazzo signs with Basket Ravenna Piero Manetti

On Saturday former ETSU guard Adam Sollazzo signed a professional contract with Basket Ravenna Piero Manetti, as he makes his Italian league debut. Adam is the first foreign basketball player to play in the city of Ravenna. Last season Adam played in a professional league in Germany for Uni Riesen Leipzig. During his time in Germany he averaged 19 points per game while shooting 46% from the field and 34% from three point range, with 7 rebounds and 4 assists per game.

This is what the owner Roberto Vianello said about Adam: I am proud and happy to be the first president to ink a foreign player in the history of this city. I’m faithful that Sollazzo could write important pages of our sporting course and that will help us achieve the goal we have set for the next season. I am equally sure that the arrival of Adam will galvanize our supporters and will give more trust to those who want to help us to complete the search of resources that enable us to make a championship as we imagine.

Here is what Adam had to say after being signed: I am very happy to be able to make my debut in the Italian league and excited about the idea of being able to measure with a tournament that can open my good name and good career prospects. Italy, the country of origin of my grandparents (born in Potenza, Basilicata), who moved to the United States in the twenties, is a special place in my heart: the idea of being able to play in a nation that has a special meaning has impressed me from the beginning.

Congrats to Adam! We will continue to track Adam Sollazzo’s professional career. Below are a few more links on his signing with Basket Ravenna.

http://www.ilrestodelcarlino.it/ravenna/sport/basket/2013/07/20/922778-acmar-acquisto-adam-sollazzo-americano.shtml

http://www.sportando.net/ita/italia/legadue/59891/basket-ravenna-firmato-adam-sollazzo.html

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Adam Sollazzo playing in Germany

adam sollazzo

In December former Buccaneer Adam Sollazzo signed with Uni Riesen Leipzig, a professional basketball team in Germany.

His first game was in January. So far through six games Adam has averaged 17.8 points, 5.5 rebounds and 4.5 assists per game. In addition to that Sollazzo has scored 20+ points in 4 of 6 games so far. The week before last he was named one of the top 10 players in Germany.

Last Saturday Adam had 27 points and 8 rebounds.
See more of Adam’s Stats Here.

Congrats to Adam! It’s great to see him having such a good start to his professional basketball career.

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Mike Smith drafted by the Iowa Energy in the 2012 NBA D-League draft

Mike Smith

Mike Smith, one of the best Buccaneers of all time, was drafted in the 5th found by the Iowa Energy of the 2012 NBA-Development League draft. During his illustrious career at ETSU, Mike was known for his tireless work ethic, versatility, and desire to win.

Congratulations to Mike with his continued success. The Buccaneer Nation is proud to call Mike one of our own.

2012 NBA D-League Draft:
http://basketball.realgm.com/dleague/draft

Junior-year highlights:

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Adam Sollazzo signs with top Romanian league

Adam Sollazzo

After trying out with the New York Knicks and Atlanta Hawks, Adam Sollazzo is taking his talents to the most prestigious league in Romania. Adam’s athletic success comes as no surprise to Buc fans, just as his future success outside of sports will come as no surprise.  During his time at ETSU, Adam personified the meaning of student-athlete, earning three all-academic (ASUN) honors and the Scholar Athlete of the Year award.

For reasons that extend beyond the game, Buc fans and alumni are proud to call Adam Sollazzo one of their own.

http://sportvest.info/acasa/2012/08/inca-un-american/?utm_source=twitterfeed&utm_medium=twitter

https://twitter.com/TDI_basketball/status/231785793377673218/photo/1

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=53GEzjVKT7Q[/youtube]

 

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Justin Tubbs

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AEFsNvidYjQ[/youtube]

Justin Tubbs had a strong rookie season in the Georgian Superleague, garnering honorable mention on the all-league team. Tubbs looks like he’s greatly improved his handle, and appears to be running some point for his team. Of course, Tubbs still has his trademark athleticism.

Rookie Stats: 12.4 ppg, 5.3 rpg, 1 apg

http://superleague.ge/en/player/?lang=en…ce=message

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