Gentile in February 2020
|No. 5 – Movistar Estudiantes|
|Position||Shooting guard / Small forward|
|Born||November 12, 1992|
|Listed height||2.01 m (6 ft 7 in)|
|Listed weight||100 kg (220 lb)|
|NBA draft||2014 / Round: 2 / Pick: 53rd overall|
|Selected by the Minnesota Timberwolves|
|Career highlights and awards|
Alessandro Gentile (born November 12, 1992) is an Italian professional basketball player for Movistar Estudiantes of the Liga ACB. Standing at 2.01 m (6 ft 7 in), he plays at the shooting guard and small forward positions. He was selected by the Minnesota Timberwolves with the 53rd overall pick in the 2014 NBA draft.
Early career (2009–2011)
From 2007 to 2009, Gentile played with the junior teams of Treviso Basket. In 2009, he signed to play with Treviso's senior men's team and in the 2009–10 season, he played in 24 games in Italy's top-tier level LBA league, averaging 3.4 points and 1.2 rebounds per game. In 2011, he won the Italian League's Best Player Under 22 award. On June 14, 2011, he signed a three-year contract extension with Treviso Basket.
Olimpia Milano (2011–2016)
In December 2011, Gentile left Treviso Basket and signed a four-year deal with Olimpia Milano. In 2013–14, Gentile had a break-out season, averaging 11.4 points, 2.4 rebounds and 2.3 assists over 21 games in the EuroLeague. In June 2014, after Milano won their 26th Italian League championship, Gentile was named the Italian League Finals MVP.
In July 2014, Gentile penned a new three-year contract with Milano. A year later in 2015, the Milano captain extended his contract until 2018, with a new three-year deal. On October 6, 2015, Gentile played against the NBA's Boston Celtics, in the NBA Global Games tournament.
Gentile was sent on loan to the Greek club Panathinaikos in December 2016. However, Milano retained his rights through the 2017–18 season. He was released by Panathinaikos in March 2017, and he finished the 2016–17 season by playing on loan for Hapoel Jerusalem in the Israeli Super League, and preparing for the upcoming EuroBasket 2017 tournament.
On December 5, 2016, Gentile reached an agreement with his Italian team, and he left Milano to conclude his season on loan in a non-Italian team. On December 19, 2016, Gentile then joined the Greek club Panathinaikos, on a loan from Olimpia Milano, for the rest of the season. He was with Panathinaikos, as they won the 2017 Greek Cup Final against Aris.
He was then released by Panathinaikos in March 2017. With Panathinaikos, he averaged 3.2 points, 2.2 rebounds, 0.6 assists, and 0.3 steals per game with them in the EuroLeague, and 5.8 points, 2.5 rebounds, 1.6 assists, and 0.6 steals per game in the Greek Basket League.
Hapoel Jerusalem (2017)
On April 3, 2017, Gentile signed with the Israeli club Hapoel Jerusalem, of the Israeli Super League for the remainder of the Israeli Super League 2016–17 season. However, he was released by the club before their season ended. In 8 games with the club (6 regular season games and 2 playoff games), he averaged 4.3 points, 2.0 rebounds, and 0.8 assists per game.
Virtus Bologna (2017–2018)
Movistar Estudiantes (2018–2019)
Aquila Basket Trento (2019–2020)
Movistar Estudiantes (2020–present)
NBA draft rights
On June 26, 2014, Gentile was selected with the 53rd overall pick in the 2014 NBA draft by the Minnesota Timberwolves. His NBA draft rights were later traded to the Houston Rockets on draft night.
National team career
Gentile started in the youth age categories of Italy's junior national teams, first for the Under-16's at the 2008 FIBA Europe Under-16 Championship, and then notably winning the silver medal with the Under-20s at the 2011 FIBA Europe Under-20 Championship.
Gentile then became a member of the senior men's Italian national basketball team. He played with Italy at EuroBasket 2013 and EuroBasket 2015. He also played at the Turin 2016 FIBA World Olympic Qualifying Tournament.
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Note: The EuroLeague is not the only competition in which the player participated for the team during the season. He also played in domestic competition, and regional competition if applicable.
Gentile is the son of the Italian basketball icon Nando Gentile. He is also the younger brother of Italian professional basketball player Stefano Gentile. Alessandro moved around Italy and Europe, following his father during his playing career. Along with his older brother Stefano, he played with the youth teams of Panathinaikos in Greece, while his father played with the club's senior team. He has played with his brother in the senior Italian national team and Virtus Bologna.
Awards and honors
- 2× Serie A (Italian League) champion: 2014, 2016
- Italian Cup winner: 2016
- Italian Supercup winner: 2016
- Greek Cup winner: 2017
Italian junior national team
- GENTILE, ALESSANDRO HEIGHT: 2.01.
- "Benetton Treviso extends with Alessandro Gentile". Archived from the original on 2015-09-24. Retrieved 2014-07-09.
- EA7 EMPORIO ARMANI signs scorer Gentile.
- "Gentile named Serie A Finals MVP, Morey congratulates him on Twitter". Sportando.com. June 28, 2014. Archived from the original on July 14, 2014. Retrieved June 28, 2014.
- "The Cap is here to stay: Gentile signed for 3 years". Olimpia Milano. 19 July 2014. Retrieved 16 July 2015.
- "EA7 Milan and captain Gentile pen new deal". Euroleague. 16 July 2015. Retrieved 16 July 2015.
- Olimpia Milano to loan Gentile abroad.
- Gentile to finish the season practicing alone at Milan.
- Basket, Gentile lascia l'Olimpia Milano: finirà la stagione all'estero. (in Italian).
- "Panathinaikos signs star forward Gentile". Euroleague.net. 19 December 2016. Retrieved 19 December 2016.
- Gentile and Panathinaikos part ways.
- GENTILE, ALESSANDRO EuroLeague 2016-17 STATISTICS.
- EuroLeague 2016-17.
- ΤΖΕΝΤΙΛΕ Αλεσσάντρο | ΣΤΑΤΙΣΤΙΚΑ (in Greek).
- "Alessandro Gentile Joins Hapoel". Hapoel.co.il. 3 April 2017. Retrieved 3 April 2017.
- Alessandro Gentile signs with Hapoel Jerusalem.
- Alessandro Gentile leaves Hapoel Jerusalem.
- 5 Alessandro Gentile Team: Hapoel Jerusalem CAREER STATS.
- "Anche Alessandro Gentile è un giocatore di Virtus Segafredo". virtus.it (in Italian). 18 July 2017. Archived from the original on 2017-07-22. Retrieved 18 July 2017.
- "Alessandro Gentile, refuerzo para Movistar Estudiantes". clubestudiantes.com (in Spanish). Retrieved October 30, 2018.
- "Estudiantes announced the signing of Alessandro Gentile".
- "Trento signs Alessandro Gentile to a two-year deal". Sportando. September 26, 2019. Retrieved September 26, 2019.
- "Alessandro Gentile officially signs with Movistar Estudiantes". Sportando. September 29, 2020. Retrieved September 29, 2020.
- Carbaugh, Dane (June 27, 2014). "Timberwolves select Alessandro Gentile with No. 53 pick in 2014 NBA Draft". SBNation.com. Retrieved June 28, 2014.
- "Houston Rockets draft Switzerland forward Clint Capela, Arizona guard Nick Johnson". click2houston.com. August 6, 2014. Archived from the original on February 7, 2015. Retrieved February 7, 2015.
- Melloni, Mirco (August 19, 2018). "Ale Gentile: "Houston, mettimi alla prova. In Italia non mi esprimo al top"". basketnet.it (in Italian). Retrieved August 19, 2018.
- Fasanella, Fabrizio (September 27, 2018). "Un pò di chiarezza sulla questione Alessandro Gentile". basketnet.it (in Italian). Retrieved September 27, 2018.
- Gauruder, Dana (October 12, 2018). "Rockets Sign Bond, Waive Gentile". click2houston.com. Retrieved October 12, 2018.
- "Italy take their dream roster to Berlin". FIBAEurope.com. 2 September 2015. Retrieved 2 September 2015.
- Alessandro GENTILE (ITA) participated in 9 FIBA / FIBA Zones events.
- Europe Interview: Alessandro Gentile Of Benetton Treviso.
- Aita, Alessandro. "The Gentile family: Stefano catches up with Alessanro and won't let him go."Dailybasket, 17 December 2014. Retrieved on 27 February 2015.
- Alessandro Gentile on Facebook
- Alessandro Gentile at draftexpress.com
- Alessandro Gentile at eurobasket.com
- Alessandro Gentile at euroleague.net
- Alessandro Gentile at fiba.com (archive)
- Alessandro Gentile at legabasket.it (in Italian)
- Alessandro Gentile at esake.gr (in Greek)
- Alessandro Gentile at baskethotel.com