Simone Fontecchio departs ALBA for Baskonia

The Italian forward will follow the same route with Rokas Giedriatis

By Chema De Lucas/

Simone Fontecchio is leaving ALBA Berlin and he will continue his career in Spain with Baskonia, signing a three-year deal.

The German club will receive a 250.000 euros buy-out, as Fontecchio follows the footsteps of his former teammate Rokas Giedraitis, who also left Berlin for Vitoria last summer.

Fontecchio had an excellent season, averaging 10.6 ppg while shooting 38.8% in threes in the EuroLeague and he also emerged as a key member of the Italian national team. The 26-years old player is expected to be officially released from ALBA in the next few hours.

German journalist Robert Heusel reported first the upcoming deal.

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