NICOLA NATALI, A NEW SIGNING FOR OPENJOBMETIS VARESE

Openjobmetis Varese Basketball announces that it has reached an agreement with player Nicola Natali. Carrying on in the family tradition with his father Gino who was player and manager, Natali has signed a contract that will bind him to the Red & Whites club for the next two seasons.

Player Profile
Date of birth: 1 September 1988
Place of birth: Florence
Height: 202 cm
Role: Wing

Career
Class of 1988, Nicola Natali cut his teeth in the Montecatini youth sector. In 2005 he was promoted to the first team and played four seasons between Legadue and Serie A Amateurs. He then transferred to Trento where he stayed for two seasons. In 2011, he returned to Legadue wearing a Forlì jersey where he reached 5.3 points and 3 rebounds in 19 minutes in the first season and 8.4 points and 3.4 rebounds in 26 minutes in the following year. In the summer of 2013 he made an agreement with Barcelona (DNA Gold) and was then called up to Casale Monferrato with whom he has played in the last three seasons, earning the place in the quintet thanks to his great defensive play, physical form and his skill during rebounds. He ended the last championship at 5.6 points (57% 2-pointers, 38% 3-pointers) and 2.8 rebounds in the regular season and 6.2 points and 2.5 rebounds in the 4 playoffs, which the Piedmont team played. In addition to playing in the Under 16s and Under 18s, he was also called up for the National for the XVII Mediterranean Games in 2013.