Who is Simone Fontecchio, the new secret weapon for the Utah Jazz?

Jan 03, 2024 771

BY: Andrew Bernucca

At 28 years old and in only his second season in the league, Utah Jazz Italian wing Simone Fontecchio is having a strong season for the Salt Lake City franchise ever since Finnish forward Lauri Markkanen went down with an injury. But, who is Simone Fontecchio? Fontecchio is a sophomore in the NBA, even though he's already 28 years old.

He joined the Jazz in the summer of 2022 following a European career that spanned 10 seasons and six different teams. Fontecchio was signed as a free agent by the Jazz because he went undrafted in 2017, so no team had his draft rights. In his 10 seasons in Europe, Fontecchio played for Virtus Bologna, EA7 Emporio Armani Milan, Vanoli Cremona, Grissin Bon Reggio Emilia, ALBA Berlin, and Saski Baskonia Vitoria-Gasteiz.

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