ALBA Berlin announced the signing of top prospect Gabriele Procida on Friday. The contract is for three seasons. Procida (2.01 meters, 20 years old) arrives from Fortitudo Bologna, where he averaged 7.0 points on 67.9% two-point shooting and 3.0 rebounds in 28 appearances in the Italian League last season.
ALBA pens top prospect Procida to multi-year deal
Procida began his professional career with Cantu before joining Fortitudo. He has also played in the Euroleague Basketball Adidas Next Generation Tournament with U18 Stellazzurra Roma and U18 Virtus Bologna. Procida has represented the Italian national team at both the youth and senior levels.
"I would like to thank ALBA for the opportunity to play for the club," Procida said in a statement released by ALBA. "I've heard a lot of good things about the club. So it should be easy for me to get used to the new situation. Greetings also to the ALBA fans, because I know how passionate they are. I'm already looking forward to the loud support in the packed Mercedes-Benz Arena. ALBA offers great training conditions and takes good care of players - that's why I can't wait to come to Berlin!"