John Merchant (6’0 G, Middletown, NY) took a major step in advancing his basketball career by signing with Italian A2 basketball team in LB Legnano Basket. The team finished second in the regular season and topped their group in the finals (Serie B League). Their impressive showing moved their team up to the A2 Silver League. Legnano and Coach Ferrari Mattia make history by selecting to Merchant. The super explosive, combo guard is the first American player to ever sign with the club.
The former Dowling College standout showed that he is more than a scorer when he played in iBall United’s iBall Pro combine last year where he led the tournament with 3.5 steals per game. John was also chosen as the 2013 iBall Pro Combine #1 athlete and was a Top 15 Selection at 2013 iBall Focus, a camp composed of some of the top free agents in the United States.
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