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Nicolás Laprovíttola
Laprovittola - unniks.jpg
Laprovíttola with Club Joventut Badalona in 2018
No. 10 – Joventut Badalona
Position Point guard
League Liga ACB
Personal information
Born (1990-01-31) January 31, 1990 (age 28)
Morón, Argentina
Nationality Argentine / Italian
Listed height 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)
Listed weight 180 lb (82 kg)
Career information
NBA draft 2012 / Undrafted
Playing career 2007–present
Career history
2007–2013 Lanús
2013–2015 Flamengo
2015 Lietuvos rytas
2016 Estudiantes
2016 San Antonio Spurs
2017 Baskonia
2017–2018 Zenit Saint Petersburg
2018–present Joventut Badalona
Career highlights and awards
Stats at NBA.com
Stats at Basketball-Reference.com

Nicolás "Nico" Laprovíttola (born January 31, 1990) is an Argentine-Italian[1] professional basketball player for Joventut Badalona of the Liga ACB. He is also a member of the Argentine national basketball team. His mother is politician Margarita Stolbizer.

Professional career[edit]

Club Atlético Lanús (2007–2013)[edit]

Laprovíttola's beginnings in basketball first started with Deportivo Morón, and then at Lanús, when he was 17 years old. In 2007, he made his pro debut with Lanús, when the team was playing in the Argentine 2nd Division. They achieved promotion that season to the top Argentine League. Laprovíttola led his team to the Argentine League Final Series in the 2012–13 season, against Regatas Corrientes. But the experience of the opposing team, led by Paolo Quinteros, Federico Kammerichs, and Jerome Meyinsse was crucial during the series, and the team of Corrientes won the national title. Laprovíttola played for six seasons with Club Atlético Lanús.

Flamengo (2013–2015)[edit]

During his preparation for the 2013 FIBA Americas Championship, Laprovíttola spoke about how excited he was that he was going to be playing with Flamengo, to whom he gave several compliments.[2][3] He was named MVP of the 2014 edition of the FIBA Intercontinental Cup.[4]

Lithuania and Spain (2015–2016)[edit]

On August 2, 2015, Laprovíttola signed a one-year deal with the Lithuanian club Lietuvos rytas.[5] On December 31, 2015, he parted ways with Lietuvos rytas and signed with Spanish club Estudiantes through to the end of the 2016–17 season.[6]

San Antonio Spurs (2016)[edit]

On September 26, 2016, Laprovíttola signed with the San Antonio Spurs.[7] On November 5, 2016, he scored a season-high 11 points against the Los Angeles Clippers.[8] On December 27, 2016, he was waived by the Spurs.[9] He saw action in 18 games for the Spurs, averaging 3.3 points and 1.6 assists in 9.7 minutes,[9] and spent two days with San Antonio's D-League affiliate, the Austin Spurs, in late November.[10][11]

Spain and Russia (2017–present)[edit]

On January 18, 2017, Laprovíttola signed with the Spanish club Baskonia for the rest of the season.[12]

On July 7, 2017, Laprovíttola signed a 1+1 deal with Russian club Zenit Saint Petersburg.[13] On January 22, 2018, he left Zenit and signed with Joventut Badalona for the rest of the 2017–18 ACB season.[14]

Argentine national team[edit]

Laprovíttola played with the junior national team of Argentina at the 2008 FIBA Americas Under-18 Championship in Formosa, where he won a gold medal and qualified for the 2009 FIBA Under-19 World Championship, in New Zealand. Argentina finished in fifth place at the Under-19 World Championship. He also played at the 2011 Pan American Games.

In 2012, Laprovíttola played with the senior men's Argentine national basketball team at the 2012 South American Championship, in Resistencia, where he won the gold medal. After the 2012–13 season, Laprovíttola was selected for the Argentine national team that played at the FIBA Stanković Cup tournament in China.[15] He was also selected by coach Julio Lamas to represent Argentina at the 2013 FIBA Americas Championship, where he won the bronze medal, the 2014 South American Championship, where he won the silver medal and the 2014 FIBA Basketball World Cup. Laprovíttola also played at the 2015 Pan American Games, at the 2015 FIBA Americas Championship, where he won the silver medal, and at the 2016 Summer Olympics.

NBA career statistics[edit]

Legend
  GP Games played   GS  Games started  MPG  Minutes per game
 FG%  Field goal percentage  3P%  3-point field goal percentage  FT%  Free throw percentage
 RPG  Rebounds per game  APG  Assists per game  SPG  Steals per game
 BPG  Blocks per game  PPG  Points per game  Bold  Career high

Regular season[edit]

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2016–17 San Antonio 18 3 9.7 .426 .370 1.000 .6 1.6 .2 .1 3.3
Career 18 3 9.7 .426 .370 1.000 .6 1.6 .2 .1 3.3

References[edit]

  1. ^ Nicolás Laprovittola nacionalidad | licencia: ITA | EUR (in Spanish).
  2. ^ "Laprovittola já fala como jogador do Flamengo: 'Estou muito contente'". GloboEsporte.com (in Portuguese). June 20, 2013. Retrieved July 30, 2013. 
  3. ^ "Laprovittola rasga elogios ao Fla: 'No Brasil, só queria jogar no Flamengo'". GloboEsporte.com (in Portuguese). July 24, 2013. Retrieved July 30, 2013. 
  4. ^ "Flamengo down Maccabi to lift Intercontinental Cup". FIBA.com. September 28, 2014. Retrieved September 29, 2014. 
  5. ^ "Lietuvos Rytas signs playmaker Laprovittola". EurocupBasketball.com. August 2, 2015. Retrieved December 31, 2015. 
  6. ^ "Estudiantes signs Nicolas Laprovittola". Sportando.com. December 31, 2015. Retrieved December 31, 2015. 
  7. ^ "SPURS ANNOUNCE 2016-17 TRAINING CAMP ROSTER". NBA.com. September 26, 2016. Retrieved September 26, 2016. 
  8. ^ "Nicolas Laprovittola 2016-17 Game Log". Basketball-Reference.com. Retrieved December 27, 2016. 
  9. ^ a b "SPURS WAIVE NICO LAPROVITTOLA". NBA.com. December 27, 2016. Retrieved December 27, 2016. 
  10. ^ "SAN ANTONIO ASSIGNS BRYN FORBES, NICO LAPROVITTOLA AND DEJOUNTE MURRAY TO AUSTIN SPURS". NBA.com. November 27, 2016. Retrieved December 3, 2016. 
  11. ^ "SAN ANTONIO RECALLS BRYN FORBES, NICO LAPROVITTOLA AND DEJOUNTE MURRAY FROM AUSTIN SPURS". NBA.com. November 29, 2016. Retrieved December 3, 2016. 
  12. ^ "Baskonia lands Laprovittola at point guard". Euroleague.net. January 18, 2017. Retrieved January 18, 2017. 
  13. ^ "Zenit hands playmaking reins to Laprovittola". Eurocupbasketball.com. July 7, 2017. Retrieved July 7, 2017. 
  14. ^ "Nicolás Laprovittola s'incorpora al Divina Seguros Joventut". penya.com (in Spanish). 22 January 2018. Retrieved 22 January 2018. 
  15. ^ "Reforço do Flamengo, Laprovittola é cestinha em duelo da Copa Stankovic". GloboEsporte.com (in Portuguese). July 5, 2013. Retrieved July 30, 2013. 

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