Spotlights on tomorrow, Saturday, at the Palasport in Vigevano for the Serie A1 friendly between the Italian champions of Armani Olimpia Milano and Carpegna Pesaro. The match was organized by Cat Vigevano in memory of its manager Gianluca Bottacin who passed away last year. To tell the truth it will be a whole day in memory of him, since in the morning there will be two tournaments reserved for the Beginners and Under 15 categories, while in the early afternoon there will be a performance of the Cat Special Team.
For the first time since it was inaugurated, the Via Cappuccini facility will host an A1 Serie A match. Both teams are preparing for the championship which will start on 2 October, a little late compared to usual due to the continental review which ends on Sunday in Berlin. Precisely for this reason, Milan will be deprived of its national teams, but the interest of fans will be concentrated above all on the new arrivals available to coach Messina. We are talking about the American center Brandon Davies (formerly of Barcelona), of the winger Deshaun Thomas (formerly of Bayern Munich), of the players Kevin Pangos (formerly of Cleveland Cavaliers) and Naz Mitrou-Long (formerly of Brescia) and of the guard Billy Baron (formerly of Zenit Sanpietroburgo) . Players who have won the championship will instead be on the field Hines, Hall, Shields and Alviti.
American center Brandon Davies, formerly of Barcelona, one of the most important grafts in Milan. Together with Kevin Pangos he will form a Euroleague high play-pivot axis
The Pesaro roster has also been renewed a lot, eighth in the regular season last year and then released in the first round of play-off at the hands of Virtus Bologna. The team from the Marche region was again entrusted to the expert hands of coach Repesa. Few players remained from last season: Moretti, Delfino, Tambone … The team was almost revolutionized with the arrivals of the Serbian center Kravic, the Greek winger Charalampopoulos, the Americans Cheatham (strong forward) and Rahkman, and then again Mazzola (formerly Venice) and Visconti (formerly Brindisi).
Jasmine Repesa’s in Pesaro is a return. In the past, the Croatian coach has led, among others, Cibona, Fortitudo Bologna and Olimpia Milano itselfCopyAMP code.
We remind you that the tickets are still in presale on the Vivaticket circuit, but they will also be available tomorrow at the box office of the building (single seat 10 euros). The proceeds will go to the Tog Foundation which deals with the rehabilitation of children suffering from neurological problems.
The jump for two will be at 18.30. These are the announced formations.
EA7 Armani Olimpia Milan 0 Davies, 1 Thomas, 3 Mitrou-Long, 5 Pangos, 12 Baron, 22 Hall, 31 Shields, 32 Pastewski (aggregate), 33 Jankovic (aggregate), 40 Alviti, 42 Hines. Herds Messina.
Carpegna Victoria Libertas Pesaro 1 Kravic, 5 Rahkman, 9 Visconti, 11 Moretti, 15 Tambone, 18 Stazzonelli, 22 Mazzola, 33 Charalampopoulos, 34 Dia, 35 Totè, 55 Cheatham, 82 Delfino. Annex Repesa.