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Gigi Datome

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)

Italian League MVP Datome Excited To Get Chance At NBA

“It was the first year somebody from the NBA wanted me,” Datome said with a smile. “I couldn’t do it before.”

CBS Detroit–07/15/2013

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)

Pistons Sign Italian League MVP Luigi ‘Gigi’ Datome

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.

CBS Detroit–07/09/2013

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