italy Italy - The Draft Review
  • League: Italian Federation Basketball
  • Continent: Europe
  • Nationality: Italian
Country Background:
Italy became a nation-state in 1861 when the city-states of the peninsula, along with Sardinia and Sicily, were united under King Victor EMMANUEL II. An era of parliamentary government came to a close in the early 1920s when Benito MUSSOLINI established a Fascist dictatorship. His disastrous alliance with Nazi Germany led to Italy's defeat in World War II. A democratic republic replaced the monarchy in 1946 and economic revival followed. Italy was a charter member of NATO and the European Economic Community (EEC). It has been at the forefront of European economic and political unification, joining the Economic and Monetary Union in 1999. Persistent problems include illegal immigration, organized crime, corruption, high unemployment, sluggish economic growth, and the low incomes and technical standards of southern Italy compared with the prosperous north.
Sources: CIA World Factbook, November 2004
(8) Draft Picks
Rd Pick Overall Year Name Pos. Drafted By
2 23 53 2014 Alessandro Gentile SF Minnesota
1 6 6 2008 Danilo Gallinari SF New York
1 18 18 2007 Marco Belinelli SG Golden St.
1 1 1 2006 Andrea Bargnani PF Toronto
2 25 52 1990 Stefano Rusconi C Phoenix
6 22 136 1987 Riccardo Morandotti SF Atlanta
2 16 40 1986 Augusto Binelli PF Atlanta
11 12 182 1970 Dino Meneghin F Atlanta

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