Maodo Lo is from Olimpia Milano

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Maodo Lo is from Olimpia Milano

Maodo Lo is a new player of Olimpia Milano. The German point guard will join the meneghini until 2025

“Pallacanestro Olimpia Milano announces that it has reached an agreement until 2025 with Maodo Lo, a 1.91 point guard, born Dec. 31, 1992, in Berlin, coming from three seasons at Alba Berlin,” reads the statement issued by the red and white club.

“Maodo Lo is an athletic player, a shooter with great EuroLeague experience behind him, whom we know well and will bring speed, explosiveness and reliability to our team,” commented general manager Christos Stavropoulos.

“I am happy to be part of such a prestigious and winning club as Olimpia. I am thrilled to take on this new challenge, in an organization of the highest level and with an experienced coach like Ettore Messina. It opens a new chapter in my career and I am happy to experience it in Milan,” Lo’s first words.

Born in Berlin, Senegalese origins on his father’s side, Maodo Lo moved to the United States to attend Wilbraham #38; Monson Academy in Massachusetts. Later, he spent four years at Columbia University, New York. He ended his college career as the third all-time scorer at Columbia, first in three-point baskets. In 2014 he was included in the second Ivy League quintet, and in 2015 and 2016 he was named to the first quintet. In 121 appearances at Columbia, he had 14.5 points per contest and 40.0% in three-point shooting. In 2015/16 he was first in the Ivy League in stolen balls; in 2014/15 he was first in points per contest (18.4). At the end of his American experience he played seven consecutive seasons in the EuroLeague, two at Bamberg, two at Bayern and three at Alba Berlin. He won the German title four times, at Bamberg in 2017, Bayern in 2019, and Alba in 2021 and 2022. He won the German Cup in 2017 and 2022 (MVP of the competition). His best season was 2021/22, 13.3 points per contest, with 44.3% in three-point shooting, 83.5% in free throws and 3.7 assists per contest. In 2022/23 he scored 11.6 points per game with 2.9 assists. He played in the 2021 Olympics, the 2019 World Cup, and won a bronze medal at the 2022 European Championships.

In the 2021/22 season, he was MVP of EuroLeague in Round 29. In 2015, he won the silver medal at the Universiade.

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