Davide Moretti goes house.
The previous Texas Tech guard has signed with an agent, Misko Raznatovic, and can signal a multi-year take care of Olimpia Milano. Raznatovic introduced Moretti’s signing on his Twitter web page.
— Misko4Raznatovic (@MiskoRaznatovic) May 23, 2020
This transfer is a return house for Moretti who grew up in Bologna, Italy — only a two-hour drive from Milan the place Olimpia Milano play their video games. Olimpia is essentially the most completed membership within the Italian prime circuit Lega Basket Serie A (LBA). The membership has 28 Italian league championships and three Euroleague titles. Olimpia has gained three of the final three championships within the LBA.
His father, Paolo Moretti, is a coach of A.S. Pistoia Basket 2000, an LBA group positioned in Pistoia and has coached in Europe since 2001. Paolo performed in Europe from 1988-2000 and performed for the Italian nationwide group that gained the silver medal at Eurobasket in 1997.
In his three years at Texas Tech Moretti proved to be a superb shooter and grew into his function as a reputable level guard and a superb group defender in Chris Beard’s squad. Moretti shot 39.9% on Three.9 three-point shot makes an attempt per recreation in 106 video games.
As a freshman Moretti began just one recreation, however earned a beginning function as a sophomore and would end his remaining 69 video games in Lubbock all as a starter. Moretti’s capturing was a key a part of the 2018-19 squad that made the nationwide championship recreation.
Throughout his two years as a starter Moretti averaged greater than two assists and one steal per recreation. Moretti’s 13 factors and 1.2 steals per recreation put him second on final yr’s squad, each behind Jahmi’us Ramsey.
Moretti had yet another season of eligibility and was initially recruited as part of Beard’s very first recruiting class again in 2017. After a disappointing and inconsistent season for Texas Tech in 2019-20 Beard’s squad was poised to reload with the very best recruiting class within the Massive 12 and ninth-best within the nation in response to 247. Texas Tech’s elite recruiting class contains Duncanville’s four-star 6-7 wing Micah Peavy.
Although former Duncanville state title-winner Jahmi’us Ramsey declared for the NBA draft, it’s fully potential, if unlikely, he returns to Texas Tech subsequent yr to start out alongside incoming prime recruit Nimari Burnett, a four-star 6-Three combo guard from California.
Ought to Ramsey return, Moretti’s streak of 69-straight begins is perhaps in jeopardy of ending. Although Moretti’s time in Lubbock is over he performed a pivotal function on the 2 groups that made deeper runs within the NCAA match than another in Texas Tech program historical past.
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