OD Anosike To Play For Sidigas Avellino In Italy Next Season

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OD Anosike has reached an agreement to play for Sidigas Avellino of the Italian SerieA League for his second professional season. After a very successful rookie season playing for VL Pesaro in the SerieA  and competing for the Boston Celtics in the recent NBA Summer League in Orlando, Anosike opted to sign with Sidigas amongst a number of opportunities.

“I’m extremely excited to be going back to Italy,” said Anosike. “Italy is a good league that I had success in last season, so I’m hoping to do the same this season.”

In his first pro season, Anosike averaged 14.3 points and a league-leading 13.1 rebounds along with 1.2 steals per game in 30 games with Pesaro . As a rookie standout he was named to the All-Italian SerieA Second Team and the All-Star Game. At the conclusion of the season in Italy he also competed in the playoffs for Strasbourg IG of the ProA , the top league in France.

” I considered many different options around the world and this one seemed to be the best fit,” Anosike said. “I’m looking forward to starting my 2nd season as a professional.”


Sidigas AV coach Frank Vitucci describes the signing of Anosike , “…a player who will become one of the fundamental pieces: motivation, determination, margins of improvement, energy and positive attitude were the elements that convinced us to take (him).”

Anosike will compete against fellow former Siena Saint Ronald Moore who had previously signed with JuveCaserta of the SerieA. Both teams are located in close proximity in the southern part of Italy. Moore re-signed with the team after finishing last season there. In 10 games he averaged 8.7 points, 5.1 rebounds and 4.6 assists.

A two-time NCAA rebounding leader while at Siena, Anosike averaged 3.5 points and 4.8 rebounds in 4 games played with the Celtics this summer. He broke out with a double-double in the final game scoring 13 points on 6-7 shooting from the field while pulling down 10 rebounds (7 offensive) in 18 minutes of action.


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