Andrea Bargnani

Andrea Bargnani

Andrea Bargnani, nicknamed 'Il Mago', (born October 26, 1985 in Rome, Italy) is an Italian professional basketball player with the Toronto Raptors of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He was selected first overall in the 2006 NBA Draft.

About Andrea Bargnani

Andrea Bargnani, nicknamed 'Il Mago', (born October 26, 1985 in Rome, Italy) is an Italian professional basketball player with the Toronto Raptors of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He was selected first overall in the 2006 NBA Draft. He is a power forward/center standing at 213 cm (7 ft 0 in) and weighing 116 kg (256 lbs). Prior to his NBA career, Bargnani played for Benetton Treviso in the Italian Lega A and the Euroleague. In his first two seasons with the Raptors, he helped the team reach the NBA Playoffs, including the Atlantic Division title in 2006-07. Bargnani began his career in 2002-03 with Stella Azzurra Roma in Italy's Serie B2 division, averaging 13.2 points and 4.5 rebounds in 23 games. He then signed with Lega A side Benetton Treviso for the 2003-04 season and played there until 2006. In 2003-04, he posted averages of 4.9 points and 2.

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