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Pistons Sign Italian League MVP Luigi ‘Gigi’ Datome

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Real Madrid's guard Sergio Llull (R) vies with Lottomatica Roma's forward Luigi Datome during the Euroleague basketball match Real Madrid vs Lottomatica Roma on December 9, 2010 at the Caja Magica hall in Madrid.    AFP PHOTO/ PIERRE-PHILIPPE MARCOU (Photo credit should read PIERRE-PHILIPPE MARCOU/AFP/Getty Images)

Real Madrid’s guard Sergio Llull (R) vies with Lottomatica Roma’s forward Luigi Datome during the Euroleague basketball match Real Madrid vs Lottomatica Roma on December 9, 2010 at the Caja Magica hall in Madrid. AFP PHOTO/ PIERRE-PHILIPPE MARCOU (Photo credit should read PIERRE-PHILIPPE MARCOU/AFP/Getty Images)

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By Ashley Dunkak
@AshleyDunkak

DETROIT (CBS DETROIT) – The Detroit Pistons’ quest for athleticism took them overseas Tuesday.

According to Yahoo’s Adrian Wojnarowski, the Pistons signed Italian League MVP Luigi ‘Gigi’ Datome. He averaged 17 points and 5.8 rebounds for Virtus Roma of Lega A in the team’s most recent season, and Detroit has rewarded him with a two-year contract, Wojnarowski tweeted.

Datome enthusiastically announced his news on Facebook and Twitter. Fellow European and Piston Jonas Jerebko was quick to issue a social media welcome – in English.

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