Gigi Datome of the Pistons is not having a lot of playing time in his rookie season in the NBA. But the captain of the Italian National Team is focused and committed in his new overseas adventure.
Datome penned a two-year deal with the Pistons last summer after a season as MVP of Italian Serie A.
"I won't give up" said Datome to Tuttosport. "When I had problems in my career, I've always found new motivations to grow" added Datome who confirmed that he will play with Italian National Team next summer. "I hope Italy will get a wild card for FIBA World Cup. The National Team has always been my priority. I will play either in the World Cup or Eurobasket QR".
Italy is one of the countries which applied for a wild card for Spain 2014. Early in February FIBA will announce the four NTs admitted to the World Cup through a wild card.