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Vildera in Trieste

Pallacanestro Trieste announced that it has reached a two-year agreement with athlete Giovanni Vildera, who thus joins Coach Marco Legovich’s roster.

“Vildera is a solid player who possesses an excellent wealth of experience,” explains Mario Ghiacci, “which convinced us to bet on him. In the past years in Serie A2 he has shown his full value, and when he had the opportunity to tread the parquet of the highest league he was able to take it fully, standing out for his constant intensity. We believe that he is a player who can best fit into the group we are building and strengthen it, so I am very happy that he has accepted our proposal and I am sure that he will be able to establish himself again at the highest level of Italian basketball.”

Born in 1995 in Montebelluna, Giovanni Vildera grew up in the youth teams of Petrarca Padova first and then Reyer Venezia, accumulating from a very young age – 16 – his first appearances at senior level on loan in Favaro, also committing himself with the National Team jersey, with which he grasps the participation in the Under 16 European Championship in 2011. In 2014 came his first experience in Serie A2 with the jersey of Omegna, where he stayed for two seasons before moving to Siena. In the two seasons spent in Tuscany, he continues his development, then moving to Biella and Rieti: it was in Lazio that Vildera established himself as one of the most reliable players in the category, consistently exceeding the 10-point average, earning with his performance the call to Serie A, Treviso’s side. In Veneto, Vildera is an important part of coach Menetti’s bench, contributing more than 3 points and 2 rebounds on average to reach the playoffs. Last season, Vildera returned to Serie A2 in Ferrara, where he shared the court with the other new white-and-red A.J. Pacher, scoring nearly 10 points and averaging more than 5 rebounds, and rising further in the playoffs with more than 11 points and 6 rebounds per game.

“We have found in Giovanni the perfect player to fill the role of change of the starting “five,”” comments Coach Marco Legovich, “and with this addition we add to our roster another player who proved to be very motivated in choosing to come specifically to Trieste to be able to find the A series after his experience in Treviso. Vildera is a player who makes physicality his main characteristic and I am sure that he will be able to make the most of his ability to be intense in any part of his game: whether it is scoring a basket in the pitturato, bringing a block, fighting to capture a rebound or giving solidity on defense, Giovanni knows how to always give 110% and this will be of great help to us throughout the course of the season.”

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