Tommaso Raspino
Team: Casalpusterlengo
PhysicalsPositions Misc
H: 6' 5"
W: 189 lbs
Bday: 04/11/1989
(27 Years Old)
Current: G
High School:
Hometown: Vercelli, Italy

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2009 U-20 European Championship Review: Wings
September 30, 2009

The Italian forward Tommaso Raspino started off the tournament with two more than modest games, but then found a nice rhythm and his role on the team. Heís an undersized small forward with a nice frame and decent agility, but whose lack of quickness and athleticism limits his future career options significantly.

Raspino runs the floor well, showing a good up and down effort. Heís an okay passer and ball-handler with both hands, and able to bring the ball up the court himself at times. He enjoys good court vision and awareness to position himself at the right spot at the right moment, also reading the defense to exploit mismatches and setting strong picks. Heís also pretty good driving to the basket, and he finds better positioned teammates when that occurs. He seems to lack better touch and athleticism to improve his finishing inside, though. He appears to have a post up game, of which he logically canít take advantage very often with his average size. As a shooter he doesnít appear to be very a huge weapon from downtown, but thanks to his shot-selection, managed to register a solid 39% anyway. Although he can hit runners occasionally, heís not good at creating shots off the dribble.

As a rebounder we have to give him credit, doing a good job both on defense as well as following up to grab some on offense. On defense he plays with intensity, but his lack of lateral quickness combined with his limited size will create trouble for him in many match-ups, and probably more so with the pros.

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