Nicolò Melli (Italy)

Nicolò Melli

Nationality: ITA
Born : 26.01.1991
Place of birth: Reggio Emilia (ITA)
Height: 2.05m
Position: PF

Italy
Nicolo MELLI - EuroBasket 2013 Profile
Team 2012-13: Emporio Armani Milano (Italy-Lega)
Career: Trenkwalder Reggio Emilia (Italy-Lega Due, 2007-10); Emporio Armani Milano (Italy-Lega, 2010-13)

Nicolo Melli is one more player looking for his EuroBasket debut. At 22, Emporio Armani's power forward has already lived two careers. After injuries affected his "baby boomer" status (his first presence on a Serie A squad was before his 14th birthday), Melli was able to adjust and turn into a hard-nosed defensive player. Using his athletic skills, inherited from his mother Julie Vollertsen (a former Olympic silver medallist in volleyball with the USA), Melli is able to provide energy, rebounds, an aggressive attitude and good defence. His Euroleague tenure makes him an expert player, too, and Melli was one of the main reasons for Italy's silver medal at the U20 European Championship 2011. Now he looks ready to contribute to the senior national team too, and if his perimeter shot gets more reliable, Melli will be able to step up to play with the European basketball elite, imaging former European champion Giacomo Galanda.

CategorySeason highCareer high
Points1405.09.2013 vs. Turkey23 - U20 European Championship Men 2011
22.07.2011 vs Montenegro
Total Rebounds1005.09.2013 vs. Turkey17 - U16 European Championship Men 2007
20.07.2007 vs Slovenia
Assists216.09.2013 vs. Spain3 - 4 times
Steals13 times2 - 6 times
Blocked Shots22 times3 - 3 times
Minutes2905.09.2013 vs. Turkey36 - U20 European Championship Men 2011
22.07.2011 vs Montenegro
Field Goals Made705.09.2013 vs. Turkey8 - 2 times
Field Goals Attempted1205.09.2013 vs. Turkey19 - U16 European Championship Men 2007
22.07.2007 vs Spain
2 Pts Field Goals Made705.09.2013 vs. Turkey7 - 3 times
2 Pts Field Goals Attempted1205.09.2013 vs. Turkey15 - 2 times
3 Pts Field Goals Made220.09.2013 vs. Ukraine2 - 2 times
3 Pts Field Goals Attempted22 times4 - 2 times
Free Throws Made121.09.2013 vs. Serbia7 - U20 European Championship Men 2011
22.07.2011 vs Montenegro
Free Throws Attempted24 times9 - U18 European Championship Men 2008
26.07.2008 vs Lithuania
Offensive Rebounds405.09.2013 vs. Turkey6 - U16 European Championship Men 2007
25.07.2007 vs Serbia
Defensive Rebounds605.09.2013 vs. Turkey12 - U16 European Championship Men 2007
20.07.2007 vs Slovenia

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