Nico Mannion getting closer to long-term extension with Virtus

Donatas Urbonas
Senior Staff Writer
2022-08-09 13:21
Credit: FIBA
Credit FIBA

Virtus Bologna are getting closer to a contract extension with a 21-year-old point guard Nico Mannion, a few sources confirmed to BasketNews.

Both sides are expected to sign a new contract that would keep Mannion in Bologna until 2025.

The current Mannion deal with Virtus was set to expire after the 2022-23 season.

Nico Mannion

Nico  Mannion
Position: SG
Age: 21
Height: 188 cm
Weight: 86 kg
Birth place: Italy

Last season, 1.88 m Italian playmaker appeared in 16 EuroCup games and averaged 2.1 points, 1.2 rebounds, and 1.7 assists.

In the Italian league, Mannion scored 7.6 points and dished 3.8 assists per game in 15 minutes of action on average.

Mannion was coming off a severe intestinal infection that had physically weakened him and forced him to miss the beginning of the season.

Before, he shined in the Tokyo Olympics, where he averaged 12.5 points and 4.5 assists.

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 Gora Camara (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), Ekpe Udoh (story), Jakar Sampson
Interested Tornike Shengelia, Daquan Jeffries (story)

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