Laprovíttola with Argentina in 2015
|No. 8 – Zenit Saint Petersburg|
|League||VTB United League
January 31, 1990 |
|Nationality||Argentine / Italian|
|Listed height||6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)|
|Listed weight||180 lb (82 kg)|
|NBA draft||2012 / Undrafted|
|2016||San Antonio Spurs|
|2017–present||Zenit Saint Petersburg|
|Career highlights and awards|
|Stats at NBA.com|
|Stats at Basketball-Reference.com|
Nicolás "Nico" Laprovíttola (born January 31, 1990) is an Argentine-Italian professional basketball player for Zenit Saint Petersburg of the VTB United League. He is also a member of the Argentine national basketball team. His mother is politician Margarita Stolbizer.
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.
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. He was named MVP of the 2014 edition of the FIBA Intercontinental Cup.
On August 2, 2015, Laprovíttola signed a one-year deal with the Lithuanian club Lietuvos rytas. 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.
On September 26, 2016, Laprovíttola signed with the San Antonio Spurs. On November 5, 2016, he scored a season-high 11 points against the Los Angeles Clippers. On December 27, 2016, he was waived by the Spurs. He saw action in 18 games for the Spurs, averaging 3.3 points and 1.6 assists in 9.7 minutes, and spent two days with San Antonio's D-League affiliate, the Austin Spurs, in late November.
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. 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.
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