Openjobmetis Varese Basketball proudly announces that it has reached an agreement with player Matteo Tambone. Born in Graz on May 14, 1994, Tambone has signed a contract that will keep him at the Red & Whites club for the next two seasons. Matteo is an athlete who is reliable for his great defensive intensity and, in addition to having a good reading of the game, he is also a good shooter from the perimeter.
Attilio Caja, Coach, Openjobmetis Varese: «He is someone I know from my time at Virtus Roma and I also noted his capabilities in the National Experimentals. I followed his career in Serie A2, first in Treviglio and then in Ravenna and every season he has been improving and has been adding something new to his repertoire. This year, like everyone in his team, he played an excellent championship. Now I think he is ready and has it all to make a leap to the next level. We are convinced that Matteo has the right stuff for Serie A».
Matteo Tambone, Point Guard, Openjobmetis Varese Basketball: «I’m very happy to have signed up with Varese Basketball, a legendary club with an incredible history that can count on very supportive fans. I thank the company and the coach for giving me this great opportunity. Serie A is definitely a tough championship but I think I’m ready to take the leap to the next level. For my part, I will always do my best when I go on court with a Varese jersey. I look forward to getting to the city, seeing Coach Caja, who I have already had the pleasure of having in the nationals, and to start training with the new squad».
Date of birth: 14 May 1994
Place of Birth: Graz (Austria)
Height: 192 cm
Role: Point Guard
Class of 1994, Tambone cut his teeth in the youth teams of Virtus Roma, who allowed him to make his debut in Serie A in the 2012/13 season, the championship where the Rome team reached the scudetto finals. The following year he was loaned out to Ravenna, to DNA Silver where, in his first senior year, he recorded 5.3 points in 18.5 minutes on average with 45% 2-pointers and 25% 3-pointers, which contributed to reaching the playoffs. He played another year in Ravenna and improved his stats (8.3 points, 2.6 rebounds in 21 minutes with 37% from the 3-point line) and then in the summer of 2015 he played 30 games at Treviglio (Serie A2) and scored almost 10 points on average, with 2.9 rebounds and 2 assists. After his time at Bergamo, last season he returned to Ravenna in Serie A2 where he received the title of point guard and was one of the leading players of the fantastic Red & Yellow wave. After closing the regular season in fourth place at 10.8 points, 3.2 rebounds and 2.1 assists in almost 30 minutes of play, he displayed all his maturity and reliability in the playoffs. With 12.7 points (41% 2-pointers, 33% 3-pointers), 4.1 rebounds and 2.4 assists in 31 minutes, he dragged the team to the semi-finals after battling the high-ranking teams Rome and Verona. Tambone played in the National Experimentals in 2015 and was called up for the Serie A2 All Star Game as one of the best Under 23s of the entire championship.