Italy's Datome ready to make leap

Originally Published: September 18, 2013
By Mark Woods | Special to ESPN.com

LJUBLJANA, Slovenia -- Luigi Datome says he's ready to be a key cog in the Detroit Pistons' rebuilding project after measuring himself against several future NBA opponents during the EuroBasket tournament in Slovenia.

The 6-foot-8 Italian forward signed as a free agent in Motown earlier this summer, agreeing to a two-year deal worth a reported $3.5 million after ending a five-season stint with Virtus Roma.

The reigning MVP of Italy's Serie A, Datome has been the country's ...

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