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Olimpia Milano extends offer to Davide Moretti

Could next year’s Tech squad be without its most efficient player?

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Back in March, the Italian publication “Basketball NCAA” released an interview they had with Davide Moretti regarding his future in the sport. Among the responses the Texas Tech guard made it apparent that he’s examining all productive avenues to elevate his play to the professional level. Since that published piece, the roster for Chris Beard’s squad has undergone substantial changes - and it’s showing no sign of slowing down.

Just this morning Emiliano Carchia of Sportando tweeted the following message:

Olimpia Milano, for the majority of you who aren’t familiar, is the most titled basketball club in Italy. The organization has won near 30 Italian league championships, 6 national cups, 3 European league titles, and I’ll stop there to save space. The offer that’s on the table is a two year deal with an option for a third. Now that may seem like a sour timetable to get to the NBA, which Moretti has stressed he’s working towards, but it’s possible that the benefits of a professional career in Italy might draw him in.

Think of the basic draws: closer to family, getting paid money, professional exposure with a prominent club in his home country. It should be additionally noted that this insider information comes not two days after Texas Tech offered Tallahassee Community College guard El Ellis. That doesn’t mean there’s a correlation between the two events (because Tech is obviously pursuing Kuminga with great resolve), but it’s a possibility that the roster is starting to feel a bit crowded. Carchia says that Olimpia Milano is expecting a final answer “soon,” so we should see something this week or the following.