| Lega Basket Serie A|
1997 / Undrafted
210 lb (95 kg)
| Basketball player|
| Point guard / Shooting guard|
January 24, 1975 (age 40)
Ruvo di Puglia, Italy (1975-01-24)
Orlandina Basket (#5 / Shooting guard)
Alexia Basile, Manuela Basile, Federica Basile
Sandro Nicevic, Matteo Soragna, Gianmarco Pozzecco, Denis Marconato, Giacomo Galanda
6 ft 3.75 in (1.92 m)
Gianluca Basile Wikipedia
Gianluca Basile (born January 24, 1975) is an Italian former professional basketball player. At a height of 1.92m (6 ft 3¾ in) tall and a weight of 95 kg (210 lbs.), he mainly played at the shooting guard position. He is considered to be one of the best 1990s and 2000s era Italian basketball players. He won the silver medal at the 2004 Summer Olympic Games, and the gold medal at the EuroBasket 1999. He was also the captain of the senior men's Italian national team.
Basile excelled in the role of shooting guard, or point forward, and was a very effective three-point shooter. He invented and named the "tiro ignorante" ("ignorant shot"), a three-point shot taken under difficult conditions, and which would surprise his opponents.
Basile played four years with Italian club Pallacanestro Reggiana, and seven years with Fortitudo Bologna, with whom he won two Italian League championships, as the team's captain. In 2005, he moved to Spanish club FC Barcelona. In July 2011, he signed a two-year deal with Italian club Pallacanestro Cantù.
On July 6, 2012, Italian club Emporio Armani Milano, officially announced the signing of Basile, to a one-year contract. His contract with the team expired on June 30, 2013, and he became a free agent.
He finished his career with Italian club Orlandina Basket, and last played in the 2015–16 season.
Note: The EuroLeague is not the only competition in which the player participated for the team during the season. He also played in domestic competition, and regional competition if applicable.
Basile was the leader of the senior men's Italian national basketball team that won the silver medal at the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens, which was the best result for Italy since they took the silver medal at the 1980 Summer Olympics. He also helped Italy beat Team USA, by a score of 95-78, by scoring 25 points in a pre-Olympic friendly game against the US in 2004. His medals with the Italian national team also include a gold medal at the EuroBasket 1999, a bronze medal at the EuroBasket 2003, and a silver medal at the 1997 Mediterranean Games.2x Italian League Champion: (2000, 2005)
2x Spanish League Champion: (2008–09, 2010–11)
3x Spanish Cup Winner: (2007, 2010, 2011)
2x Spanish Super Cup Winner: (2009, 2010)
EuroLeague Champion: (2009–10)
1997 Mediterranean Games: Silver
EuroBasket 1999: Gold
EuroBasket 2003: Bronze
2004 Summer Olympic Games: Silver
Italian League MVP: (2004)
Italian League Finals MVP: (2005)