Italian striker Gabriele Procida declares himself for the 2022 NBA Draft

Gabriele Procida, a 6-foot-7 forward from Fortitudo Bologna in Italy, said for the 2022 NBA Draft, his agency, Sigma Sports, announced this week.

Procida, who was born in Italy, is averaging 7.1 points and 3.1 rebounds on 41.1 percent shooting from 3 points in 24 games this season. He produced perhaps his best game of the year on December 13, recording a season-high 19 points and seven rebounds.

He also has previous experience with the Italian national team.

Procida made his senior team debut in the EuroBasket 2022 qualifiers and had 10 points and three rebounds in a loss to North Macedonia. He also played in the FIBA ​​U18 European Championship 2019, averaging 13.1 points and 4.6 rebounds.

Procida is considered a potential second-round pick this year. He had previously tested the pre-draft process last year but opted to return to Italy for one more season. He has great athleticism and is highly touted as a 3-D prospect.

The NBA draft will take place on June 23.

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