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Basket Brescia Leonessa S.p.A., known for sponsorship reasons as Germani Basket Brescia, is an Italian professional basketball team based in Brescia, Lombardy.[1] Founded in 2009, the team plays in the Lega Basket Serie A (LBA) since the 2016–17 season and the EuroCup since the 2018–19 season,[2] with home games played at the PalaLeonessa.

Basket Brescia Leonessa
2019–20 Brescia Leonessa season
Basket Brescia Leonessa logo
NicknameLeonessa d'Italia (Lioness of Italy)
LeaguesLBA
EuroCup
Founded2009; 10 years ago (2009)
History
ArenaPalaLeonessa
Capacity5,200
LocationBrescia, Italy
Main sponsorGermani Trasporti (LBA)
FAP Investments (EuroCup)
PresidentGraziella Bragaglio
Head coachVincenzo Esposito
Team captainDavid Moss
OwnershipGraziella Bragaglio
Matteo Bonetti
Championships1 Serie A2 Basket
Retired numbers2 (13, 14)
Websitebasketbrescialeonessa.it
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Europe jersey
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Team colours
Europe

HistoryEdit

In 2016, Brescia Leonessa won the Serie A2 League after beating Fortitudo Bologna at game 5 of the league's playoffs, and returns in the highest-tier of the Italian basketball league system after 28 years.[3][4]

In 2018, Basket Brescia reached the final of the Italian Cup. The team lost 69–67, as Fiat Torino went on to win its first Cup ever.[5] The following season, the team would play in the EuroCup, which would be its European debut. Brescia played its first European match ever at home against Monaco, losing 68–80.[6] It got its first win in the EuroCup on October 24, 2018, as Brescia won 69–61 over KK Crvena zvezda.[7][8]

ArenaEdit

The club plays its home games in the PalaGeorge, located in Montichiari, which seats 5,500 spectators.[9]

On January 16, 2017, there was the official presentation of the project for the new arena located in Brescia. It will be called PalaLeonessa.[10] The project consists of a renovation and an extension of the old PalaEIB, with the increase of capacity up to 5,200. Construction works will end in 2018.[11] From September 2018, the PalaLeonessa will be home arena for the club for LBA and EuroCup matches.[12]

Season by seasonEdit

PlayersEdit

Current rosterEdit

Basket Brescia Leonessa roster
Players Coaches
Pos. No. Nat. Name Ht. Wt. Age
F/C 0   Zerini, Andrea 2.05 m (6 ft 9 in) 110 kg (243 lb) 30 – (1988-10-25)25 October 1988
G 1   Warner, Angelo 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in) 88 kg (194 lb) 27 – (1992-02-12)12 February 1992
SG 4   Ceron, Marco   1.95 m (6 ft 5 in) 100 kg (220 lb) 27 – (1992-06-16)16 June 1992
SF 5   Abass, Awudu 2.00 m (6 ft 7 in) 100 kg (220 lb) 26 – (1993-01-27)27 January 1993
C 6   Cain, Tyler 2.03 m (6 ft 8 in) 107 kg (236 lb) 31 – (1988-06-30)30 June 1988
PG 7   Vitali, Luca 2.01 m (6 ft 7 in) 86 kg (190 lb) 33 – (1986-05-09)9 May 1986
PG 8   Laquintana, Tommaso 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in) 83 kg (183 lb) 24 – (1995-07-07)7 July 1995
SG 9   Lansdowne, DeAndre 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in) 93 kg (205 lb) 30 – (1989-06-06)6 June 1989
C 18   Guariglia, Tommaso 2.07 m (6 ft 9 in) 106 kg (234 lb) 22 – (1997-08-08)8 August 1997
F 30   Horton, Ken 1.98 m (6 ft 6 in) 90 kg (198 lb) 30 – (1989-07-25)25 July 1989
SF 34   Moss, David (C) 1.96 m (6 ft 5 in) 100 kg (220 lb) 36 – (1983-09-09)9 September 1983
F 41   Sacchetti, Brian 2.00 m (6 ft 7 in) 100 kg (220 lb) 33 – (1986-05-04)4 May 1986
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)
  • Giacomo Baioni
  • Matteo Cotelli
  • Gianpaolo Alberti
Athletic trainer(s)
  • Luciano D’Ancicco
  • Andrea Saresera
Physician(s)
  • Marco Moretti
Physiotherapist(s)
  • Stefano Giacomini
  • Giovanni Bracchi
  • Massimo Cancelli
  • Giacomo Maffioletti
Team manager
  • Matteo Calefato

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  •   Injured

Updated: September 29, 2019

Note: Flags indicate national team eligibility at FIBA sanctioned events. Players may hold other non-FIBA nationality not displayed.

Depth chartEdit

Pos. Starting 5 Bench 1 Bench 2
C Tyler Cain Andrea Zerini Tommaso Guariglia
PF Ken Horton Brian Sacchetti
SF Awudu Abass David Moss
SG DeAndre Lansdowne Angelo Warner Marco Ceron
PG Luca Vitali Tommaso Laquintana

5+5 formula (colours: Italian or homegrown players; foreign players; young players)

Notable playersEdit

Note: Flags indicate national team eligibility at FIBA sanctioned events. Players may hold other non-FIBA nationality not displayed.

HonoursEdit

Champions (1): 2015–16
Runners-up (1): 2018

Sponsorship namesEdit

Through the years, due to sponsorship deals, it has been also known as:

  • Centrale del Latte di Brescia (2009–2016)
  • Germani Trasporti (2016–present) (Since 2018 only in LBA)[13]
  • FAP Investments (2018–present) (EuroCup)[14]

KitEdit

ManufacturerEdit

2017–present Erreà

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Team Profile at Eurobasket.com
  2. ^ "EuroCup Board looks ahead to the 2018-19 season". euroleaguebasketball.net. 14 June 2018.
  3. ^ "Brescia domina gara 5 e conquista la serie A." [Brescia dominates game 5 and is promoted to Serie A]. basketnet.it (in Italian). Archived from the original on 28 June 2016. Retrieved 24 June 2016.
  4. ^ "Gara 5 Finale A2 Citroën, Brescia supera la Fortitudo Bologna e vola in Serie A" [Game 5 A2 Citroën Finals, Brescia is promoted to Serie A after beating the Fortitudo]. basketnet.it (in Italian). Retrieved 25 June 2016.
  5. ^ "Basket, Final Eight: Torino-Brescia 69-67. Storica prima dell'Auxilium" [Basketball, Final Eight: Torino-Brescia 69-67. Historical first time for Auxilium]. gazzetta.it (in Italian). 18 February 2018. Retrieved 18 February 2018.
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  8. ^ [3]
  9. ^ "Semifinali play off, la Centrale gioca sempre fuori casa" [Playoffs Semifinals, the Centrale team still playing away]. giornaledibrescia.it (in Italian). Retrieved 14 January 2017.
  10. ^ "Ecco il PalaLeonessa, la casa dello sport di Brescia" [Here it is the PalaLeonessa, home of Brescia's sport]. giornaledibrescia.it (in Italian). Retrieved 27 November 2017.
  11. ^ "Brescia: PalaLeonessa, il sogno diventa realtà. A breve si avvieranno i lavori" [Brescia: PalaLeonessa, the dream became reality. Soon works will start]. basketinside.com (in Italian). Retrieved 27 November 2017.
  12. ^ "Ecco il PalaLeonessa, nuova casa della Germani" [New PalaLeonessa, new home for Germani]. bresciaoggi.it (in Italian). 19 May 2018. Retrieved 5 June 2018.
  13. ^ Germani e Leonessa avanti insieme (in Italian)
  14. ^ "FAP Investments e Arcese Spa partner della Leonessa nella 7DAYS EuroCup" [FAP Investments e Arcese Spa partners of Leonessa for the 7DAYS EuroCup]. Sportando.basketball (in Italian). 1 August 2018. Archived from the original on 1 August 2018. Retrieved 1 August 2018.

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