Gigi Datome of the Pistons confirmed that he will play for Italian National Team next summer.
Italy missed the qualification at FIBA World Cup and will play Eurobasket QR against Russia and Switzerland.
Datome is playing his rookie season in the NBA with the Pistons averaging 2.5ppg in just 27 games played.
“It is obvious that we would have preferred to play FIBA World Cup because we deserved to play in Spain. Our next goal is to get the pass for Eurobasket 2015. I will play for Italy next summer” said Datome to Repubblica.