Bryan Colangelo was yesterday in Rome to see the practice of Virtus. The president and GM of the Toronto Raptors talked with the three NBA prospects of Virtus at the end of practice: Gigi Datome, Gani Lawal and Jordan Taylor. Gigi Datome was the main reason of Colangelo's trip in the Italian capital. The captain of Virtus Roma could move to the NBA next season, despite one year remaining on his contract with Virtus.
"It has been great to see Datome practicing and verify his leadership and his positive influence on the team. He has been working hard and he's playing with so much confidence. He has certainly caught the attention of NBA scouts and he has already expressed his desire to play in the NBA. His biggest challenge will be to understand what may be the best role for him in USA: Small forward or Power Forward. He should get the most out of this experience if he will be able to live it. Anyway, the the athleetism and shot from outside are his greatest strengths" said Bryan Colangelo to Il Corriere dello Sport.