Team 2012-13: Lenovo Cantu (Italy-Lega)
Career: Pallacanestro Trieste (Italy-Lega, 2002-04); Angelico Biella (Italy-Lega, 2004-06); Carife Ferrara (Lega Due, 2006-07); Fabriano (Italy-Lega Due, 2007); Vanoli (Italy-Lega, 2007-10); Scavolini Pesaro (Italy-Lega, 2010-12); Lenovo Cantu (Italy-Lega, 2012-13)
Size, physical strength, athletic abilities and defensive presence make Marco Cusin a potential key player for Italy. The center is coming off two very important years. After playing at EuroBasket 2011, Cusin qualified twice for the Serie A play-off semi-finals with Pesaro and Cantù, whilst also playing Euroleague with the latter as their starting center - a role he also filled for Italy during last summer's Qualification Round, earning invaluable experience, and also improving his leadership on the court. His defensive impact can help the team both with Andrea Bargnani at power forward but also with smaller line-ups, while on offence he can contribute thanks to his mid-range shot. This time, Cusin will need to be effective in less playing time, as Bargnani, who was out last year and Gigli are expected to return.