Umana San Giobbe Basket is pleased to announce the signing with Davide Raucci. 198 cm winger weighing 106 kg, born in Naples in 1990, the new red and white player is ready to make his debut in the red and white shirt.
Despite the Campanian origins, Raucci’s basketball training is completed in the north. The winger spent seven years in Piedmont from 2007 to 2014 with the jerseys of Cestistica Biella and CUS Torino between youth teams, Regional Serie C and Serie B. In the 2014/15 season Raucci moved to Fortitudo Bologna, then a militant in the Serie A championship B. He remains in the capital of Emilia for the following three years; he won promotion to Serie A2, the category Super Cup and came close to being promoted to the first national championship. In the summer of 2017, however, the opportunity to move up to Serie A arrives with the Cantù basketball shirt.
The experience with the Canturino club ended in March of the same 2017/18 season. The new red and white moved to Serie A2 at Virtus Roma with which he reached salvation. The Roman one will be the first stage of a long period in the Lazio region. First the newly promoted Virtus Cassino in A2 (average of 11.9 points and 5.6 rebounds per game), then Benacquista Assicurazioni Latina for the 2019/20 and 2020/21 seasons in which he wears the ranks of captain. With the Pontine team, he tied 8.8 points and 4.72 rebounds in the first season and 10.3 points and 4.5 rebounds in the second. In 2021/22 the transfer to Scafati. With Campania, he made only 13 appearances in all competitions due to a collateral ligament injury in his left knee but won promotion to Serie A. After playing the 2022/23 preseason with Cento, Raucci joined San Giobbe last October . He will play in the number 20 shirt.
“I have good sensations – Raucci stated – I’ve been training here for more than two months now and I think I’m back in full condition. There are still small things to fine-tune but it’s nice to come back and compete again. I haven’t played an official match since last March in the Coppa Italia so I’m very excited. San Giobbe is a team I want to do well with and return to pre-injury levels. Everyone here welcomed me in a big way and made me feel right at home”.
Raucci will be able to make his debut already in the midweek match on Wednesday 4 January at 20.30 in Cento. “On Wednesday we will face a difficult opponent like Cento, one of the most complete and solid teams in the tournament – concludes the new red and white signing. They proved it by winning even in very difficult fields. We want to go there to play a game with as few mistakes as possible, because to face these teams here you have to make little or no mistakes. We did ten days, in this break, with very intense workouts; our goal is to arrive in the best conditions”.CopyAMP code.