Italy name final squad for Olympic Qualifiers

Italy have named their final squad for the Olympic Qualifying Tournament that begins on Monday, as they aim to reach the Summer Games for the first time since claiming silver in Athens in 2004.

Coach Ettore Messina cut the last four players, Andrea Cinciarini, Amedeo Della Valle, Davide Pascolo and Awudu Abass as they travel to Turin where they are one of the three hosts.

Italy will play Tunisia and Croatia in one of the more tougher groups.

ITALY FINAL SQUAD:

Peppe Poeta
Daniel Hackett
Marco Belinelli
Alessandro Gentile
Pietro Aradori
Gigi Datome
Stefano Tonut
Danilo Gallinari
Nicolò Melli
Andrea Bargnani
Marco Cusin
Riccardo Cervi