Italy name final roster ahead of EuroBasket

Italy coach Ettore Messina has named his final roster ahead of Eurobasket next week with Riccardo Cervi, Amedeo Della Valle and Filippo Baldi Rossi being being the final three cuts.

The Azzuri are short-handed for Eurobasket due to injuries to Danilo Gallinari and Andrea Bargnani. However, Marco Belinelli and Luigi Datome are included on the final roster.

The Italians are in Group B, staged in Tel Aviv and face Israel, Ukraine, Lithuania, Georgia and Germany in their opening pool games.

Italy roster:

Marco Belinelli, Andrea Cinciarini, Daniel Hackett, Gigi Datome, Nicolo Melli, Abass Awudu, Paul Biligha, Ariel Filloy, Marco Cusin, Davide Pascolo, Pietro Aradori and Christian Burns.