Thursday, July 15, 2010
Alex Marcotullio is One of the Best Basketball Players in Great Britain
Okay, so maybe the headline of this article is a bit of an overstatement, but Marcotullio did make Great Britain’s Under-20 team thanks to rule which allowed for his eligibility based on his grandfather’s Welsh background. Anyhow, the U20 European Championships are underway and it looks like Marcotullio is going to play a major role for Great Britain. The Brits haven’t traditionally done well in this tournament (3-5 mark is their best in the past four years), but perhaps Marcotullio can give them a lift. He reportedly was very strong in their pre-tourney scrimmages and posted 8 points, 3 rebounds, and 3 steals in 26 minutes in a 79-65 tournament opening win versus Denmark. I’d like to see Alex score a few more points, but it is good to see him maintains his defensive intensity. Hopefully, this experience will bring him the same confidence that last year’s international experience provided John Shurna.