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  Sunday, October 31, 2004

Growing buzz around Angelo Gigli
By Luis Fernández

Angelo href=/profile//> Gigli's href=/profile//> strong href=/profile//> play href=/profile//> as href=/profile//> of href=/profile//> late href=/profile//> hasn't href=/profile//> caught href=/profile//> only href=/profile//> DraftExpress' href=/profile//> attention href=/profile//> (he's href=/profile//> placed href=/profile//> on href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> second href=/profile//> round href=/profile//> of href=/profile//> our href=/profile//> 2005 href=/profile//> mock href=/profile//> draft), href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> Italian href=/profile//> press href=/profile//> reports href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> presence href=/profile//> of href=/profile//> two href=/profile//> NBA href=/profile//> scouts, href=/profile//> Chris href=/profile//> McNealy href=/profile//> and href=/profile//> Jason href=/profile//> Filippi, href=/profile//> last href=/profile//> Thursday href=/profile//> at href=/profile//> PalaBigi href=/profile//> attending href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> game href=/profile//> played href=/profile//> by href=/profile//> Climamio href=/profile//> Bologna href=/profile//> against href=/profile//> Bipop href=/profile//> Carire href=/profile//> Reggio href=/profile//> Emilia. href=/profile//> Besides href=/profile//> Bologna href=/profile//> kids href=/profile//> Marco href=/profile//> Belinelli, href=/profile//> Erazem href=/profile//> Lorbek href=/profile//> and href=/profile//> Stefano href=/profile//> Mancinelli, href=/profile//> Gigli href=/profile//> was href=/profile//> also href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> objective href=/profile//> of href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> talent href=/profile//> searchers. href=/profile//>

McNealy, href=/profile//> who href=/profile//> scouts href=/profile//> Europe href=/profile//> for href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> Warriors, href=/profile//> talked href=/profile//> to href=/profile//> Il href=/profile//> Resto href=/profile//> del href=/profile//> Carlino. href=/profile//> I href=/profile//> have href=/profile//> come href=/profile//> to href=/profile//> Reggio href=/profile//> to href=/profile//> follow href=/profile//> Belinelli href=/profile//> and href=/profile//> Lorbek. href=/profile//> Yes, href=/profile//> I've href=/profile//> also href=/profile//> seen href=/profile//> Gigli," href=/profile//> he href=/profile//> admitted, href=/profile//> "he href=/profile//> has href=/profile//> potential href=/profile//> to href=/profile//> become href=/profile//> a href=/profile//> great href=/profile//> player href=/profile//> in href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> near href=/profile//> future. href=/profile//> Against href=/profile//> Climamio href=/profile//> he href=/profile//> played href=/profile//> well. href=/profile//> It's href=/profile//> really href=/profile//> an href=/profile//> interesting href=/profile//> player: href=/profile//> he's href=/profile//> 6-11, href=/profile//> agile, href=/profile//> he href=/profile//> jumps href=/profile//> very href=/profile//> high href=/profile//> and href=/profile//> has href=/profile//> a href=/profile//> good href=/profile//> shot, href=/profile//> although href=/profile//> he href=/profile//> needs href=/profile//> to href=/profile//> hit href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> weight href=/profile//> room href=/profile//> to href=/profile//> bulk href=/profile//> up. href=/profile//> But href=/profile//> he's href=/profile//> young href=/profile//> and href=/profile//> has href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> time href=/profile//> on href=/profile//> his href=/profile//> side. href=/profile//> Under href=/profile//> my href=/profile//> point href=/profile//> of href=/profile//> view href=/profile//> he's href=/profile//> a href=/profile//> pure href=/profile//> three, href=/profile//> he href=/profile//> never href=/profile//> plays href=/profile//> backing href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> basket. href=/profile//>

Angelo href=/profile//> seems href=/profile//> to href=/profile//> agree href=/profile//> regarding href=/profile//> his href=/profile//> position href=/profile//> on href=/profile//> court. href=/profile//> For href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> future href=/profile//> I href=/profile//> prefer href=/profile//> to href=/profile//> play href=/profile//> small href=/profile//> forward href=/profile//> rather href=/profile//> than href=/profile//> power href=/profile//> forward. href=/profile//> I'm href=/profile//> working href=/profile//> a href=/profile//> lot href=/profile//> also href=/profile//> on href=/profile//> my href=/profile//> shot." href=/profile//> He href=/profile//> also href=/profile//> recognized href=/profile//> to href=/profile//> Il href=/profile//> Resto href=/profile//> del href=/profile//> Carlino href=/profile//> his href=/profile//> need href=/profile//> to href=/profile//> get href=/profile//> stronger. href=/profile//> I href=/profile//> think href=/profile//> there's href=/profile//> no href=/profile//> doubt href=/profile//> about href=/profile//> this. href=/profile//> The href=/profile//> road href=/profile//> is href=/profile//> still href=/profile//> long, href=/profile//> but href=/profile//> if href=/profile//> McNealy href=/profile//> had href=/profile//> seen href=/profile//> me href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> past href=/profile//> year, href=/profile//> when href=/profile//> I href=/profile//> was href=/profile//> 9 href=/profile//> pounds href=/profile//> thinner, href=/profile//> he href=/profile//> would href=/profile//> be href=/profile//> very href=/profile//> surprised. href=/profile//>

As href=/profile//> Davide href=/profile//> Bianchini href=/profile//> reports, href=/profile//> Gigli href=/profile//> is href=/profile//> a href=/profile//> new href=/profile//> name href=/profile//> on href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> European href=/profile//> scene, href=/profile//> and href=/profile//> his href=/profile//> improvement href=/profile//> hasn't href=/profile//> gone href=/profile//> unnoticed. href=/profile//> Until href=/profile//> some href=/profile//> weeks href=/profile//> ago, href=/profile//> nobody href=/profile//> knew href=/profile//> his href=/profile//> name," href=/profile//> continues href=/profile//> McNealy, href=/profile//> "it's href=/profile//> being href=/profile//> said href=/profile//> that href=/profile//> he href=/profile//> has href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> potential href=/profile//> to href=/profile//> become href=/profile//> one href=/profile//> of href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> best href=/profile//> youngsters href=/profile//> in href=/profile//> Europe. href=/profile//> He href=/profile//> could href=/profile//> get href=/profile//> a href=/profile//> good href=/profile//> position href=/profile//> in href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> next href=/profile//> year's href=/profile//> draft. href=/profile//>

Regarding href=/profile//> Angelo's href=/profile//> exposure, href=/profile//> considering href=/profile//> he href=/profile//> plays href=/profile//> for href=/profile//> a href=/profile//> small href=/profile//> first href=/profile//> division href=/profile//> club href=/profile//> in href=/profile//> Italy, href=/profile//> McNealy href=/profile//> doesn't href=/profile//> seem href=/profile//> worried. href=/profile//> For href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> NBA href=/profile//> there's href=/profile//> no href=/profile//> difference href=/profile//> between href=/profile//> coming href=/profile//> from href=/profile//> a href=/profile//> Euroleague href=/profile//> team href=/profile//> or href=/profile//> from href=/profile//> a href=/profile//> small href=/profile//> club. href=/profile//> Talent href=/profile//> is href=/profile//> talent. href=/profile//> For href=/profile//> Gigli href=/profile//> it href=/profile//> will href=/profile//> be href=/profile//> important href=/profile//> to href=/profile//> get href=/profile//> seen href=/profile//> at href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> Treviso href=/profile//> Summer href=/profile//> League, href=/profile//> and href=/profile//> then href=/profile//> to href=/profile//> come href=/profile//> to href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> United href=/profile//> States href=/profile//> for href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> Summer href=/profile//> Camp. href=/profile//> To href=/profile//> get href=/profile//> seen href=/profile//> on href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> court href=/profile//> will href=/profile//> be href=/profile//> crucial href=/profile//> for href=/profile//> his href=/profile//> career. href=/profile//>

Gigli href=/profile//> agrees href=/profile//> again. href=/profile//> I href=/profile//> should href=/profile//> have href=/profile//> already href=/profile//> gone href=/profile//> to href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> last href=/profile//> year's href=/profile//> Treviso href=/profile//> Summer href=/profile//> League, href=/profile//> but href=/profile//> I href=/profile//> couldn't href=/profile//> because href=/profile//> of href=/profile//> other href=/profile//> compromises. href=/profile//> Next href=/profile//> summer href=/profile//> I href=/profile//> will href=/profile//> go href=/profile//> to href=/profile//> America href=/profile//> to href=/profile//> join href=/profile//> a href=/profile//> Camp. href=/profile//> I href=/profile//> think href=/profile//> Bipop href=/profile//> will href=/profile//> agree href=/profile//> on href=/profile//> this. href=/profile//> For href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> club href=/profile//> it's href=/profile//> a href=/profile//> great href=/profile//> image href=/profile//> manouver. href=/profile//>

We href=/profile//> have href=/profile//> to href=/profile//> consider href=/profile//> that href=/profile//> this href=/profile//> is href=/profile//> quite href=/profile//> a href=/profile//> big href=/profile//> deal href=/profile//> for href=/profile//> Italian href=/profile//> basketball. href=/profile//> Despite href=/profile//> its href=/profile//> great href=/profile//> tradition, href=/profile//> despite href=/profile//> having href=/profile//> one href=/profile//> of href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> best href=/profile//> leagues href=/profile//> in href=/profile//> Europe href=/profile//> and href=/profile//> despite href=/profile//> showing href=/profile//> again href=/profile//> and href=/profile//> again href=/profile//> their href=/profile//> basketball href=/profile//> level href=/profile//> and href=/profile//> competitiveness, href=/profile//> still href=/profile//> no href=/profile//> Italian href=/profile//> has href=/profile//> shined href=/profile//> in href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> NBA. href=/profile//> Angelo href=/profile//> just href=/profile//> seems href=/profile//> cool href=/profile//> and href=/profile//> pleased. href=/profile//> Just href=/profile//> to href=/profile//> be href=/profile//> taken href=/profile//> in href=/profile//> consideration href=/profile//> it's href=/profile//> an href=/profile//> enormous href=/profile//> pleasure. href=/profile//> I href=/profile//> think href=/profile//> I've href=/profile//> improved href=/profile//> remarkably, href=/profile//> both href=/profile//> athletic href=/profile//> and href=/profile//> skill href=/profile//> wise. href=/profile//> If href=/profile//> I href=/profile//> hadn't href=/profile//> work, href=/profile//> I href=/profile//> would href=/profile//> be href=/profile//> surprised, href=/profile//> but href=/profile//> I'm href=/profile//> very href=/profile//> committed href=/profile//> to href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> game href=/profile//> and href=/profile//> things href=/profile//> don't href=/profile//> fall href=/profile//> from href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> sky, href=/profile//> he href=/profile//> assured href=/profile//> Il href=/profile//> resto href=/profile//> del href=/profile//> Carlino.

 
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