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Gianluca Basile
Basile with FC Barcelona.
Basile with FC Barcelona.
Position Shooting Guard
Small Forward
Point Forward
Height 6 ft 3.75 in (1.92 m)
Weight 210 lb (95 kg)
League Spanish League
Euroleague
Team FC Barcelona
Born January 24, 1975 (1975-01-24) (age 35)
Ruvo di Puglia, Italy
Nationality Italian
Draft Undrafted, 1997
Pro career 1995–present
Former teams Pallacanestro Reggiana (1995-99)
Fortitudo Bologna (1999-05)
Awards Italian League MVP 2004

Gianluca Basile (born January 24, 1975 in Ruvo di Puglia, Italy) is an Italian professional basketball player. He is 192 cm tall (6 ft 3 ¾ in) [1] and he weighs about 95 kg. He is considered to be one of the best 1990s and 2000s era Italian basketball players. He won the silver medal at the 2004 Olympics. He was also the captain of the Italian national team. He currently plays for Regal FCB.

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Player profile

Basile excels in the role of point forward, and is a very effective three-point shooter. He invented and named the "tiro ignorante" ("ignorant shot"), a three-pointer shot in difficult conditions which surprises the opponent.

Pro career

Basile played four years with Pallacanestro Reggiana and seven years with Fortitudo Bologna, with whom he won two Italian Championships as the team captain. In 2005, he moved to Barcelona.

Pro clubs

Italian national team

Medal record
Competitor for  Italy
Men's Basketball
Olympic Games
Silver Athens 2004 National Team
FIBA European Championship
Gold 1999 France National Team
Bronze 2003 Sweden National Team

Basile was the leader of the Italian national basketball team that won the silver medal at the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens, the best result ever for Italy after 1980. He also helped Italy beat Team USA by a score of 95-78, by scoring 25 points in the game against the US.[2] His medals with the national team also include a gold medal at the 1999 FIBA European Championship and a bronze medal at the 2003 FIBA European Championship.

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