Virtus Bologna acquire the rights to Croatian prospect Leo Menalo

2022-08-02 14:55
Credit: FIBA Media
Credit FIBA Media

Virtus Segafredo Bologna announced that they have acquired the rights to Croatian forward Leo Menalo. Menalo, who last played with from Stella Azzurra Rome, has signed a four-year contract with the EuroCup champs, valid until 30 June 2026.

Menalo was born in Split on January 6, 2002. The 206-cm winger began his career in the youth teams of KK Cibona. The Croatian player has spent four years playing in Italy, starting from the 2018-19 season with Stella Azzurra.

Subsequently he played for three consecutive seasons in the second division, between Roseto and Stella Azzurra. In his last season in the capital, he averaged 5.0 points, almost 4.0 rebounds and 1.0 assist per game in 16 minutes.

Considered one of the top European prospects born in 2002, Menalo comes off the FIBA Under-20 European Championship, where he averaged 14.0 points, 4.4 rebounds, 62% from two and 40% from three.

Current roster:

Virtus Segafredo Bologna

Position Player Status
PG Milos Teodosic Signed until 2022+1
PG Alessandro Pajola Signed until 2025
PG Nico Mannion Signed until 2023
PG Michele Ruzzier Signed until 2023
PG/SG Daniel Hackett Signed until 2024
SG/PG Iffe Lundberg (story) Signed until 2024
SG Marco Belinelli Signed until 2023
SG Isaia Cordinier Signed until 2023
SF Kyle Weems Signed until 2023
SF Awudu Abass Signed until 2024
SF/PF Leo Menalo (story) Signed until 2026
SF/PF Semi Ojeleye (story) Signed until 2024
PF/C Jordan Mickey (story) Signed until 2023
PF/C Ismael Bako (story) Signed until 2023
C Mouhammadou Jaiteh Signed until 2023
C JaKarr Sampson Signed until 2023
PF/C Ekpe Udoh Signed until 2023
Coach Sergio Scariolo
Expired contract Tornike Shengelia, Amedeo Tessitori (will not return), Amar Alibegovic (will not return)
Rumored to leave Kevin Hervey (will not return), Nico Mannion, Ekpe Udoh (story), Jakar Sampson
Interested Nikola Milutinov (story), Tornike Shengelia, Daquan Jeffries (story)


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