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Basketball, Italy re-embraces Arturas Gudaitis: he is a new player from GeVi Basket Napoli


Here comes the hit of GeVi Basket Napoli to secure the stay in the top flight. The company from Campania made it official a few minutes ago the graft of the long Lithuanian Arturas Gudaitis, who takes the place of Reggie Lynch , who was released a few days ago. The 208 cm pivot is not a novice in the Italian championship, already attended with the Olimpia Milano shirt between 2017 and 2020.

The fans of the Bel Paese will in fact remember him very well for his offensive qualities: Gudaitis, who came from RC Rytas as an ‘insurance policy’ for the physical conditions of Patric Young, slowly established himself as the long reference for the Milanese club , becoming in the second season one of the best pivots of the entire EuroLeague with 12.5 points and 7 rebounds (third overall in the top European competition) at laces, numbers also seasoned by an average block.

The rise of the native of Klaipeda suddenly stops in February 2019 due to the breakdown of the crusader in the trip to Gran Canaria ; he returns to the field eight months later, but with the change of technical leadership from Simone Pianigiani to Ettore Messina he is no longer as central as in the past, with Kaleb Tarczewski preferred to him for contractual and status issues in the team.

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Gudaitis thus terminated the contract with Milan by marrying in Russia, at Zenit St. Petersburg, with which he disputes a very good first season (11.1 and 4.6 rebounds in VTB, almost 10 + 4 in Euroleague) and a second a little less performing with averages around to 7 + 4 in less than twenty minutes of use. Now the return to Italy, to Naples, under the orders of Maurizio Buscaglia who has already brought the first fruits with the success against Brindisi and who will now be able to count on a pivot capable of making a big voice in attack.

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