Leonardo Candi is a new Juventus player. The point guard has signed a three-year contract, until June 2025.
CAREER – Born in Bologna on March 30, 1997, Leonardo takes his first steps in the companies Giocare Insieme and Polisportiva Lame, before moving to Fortitudo Bologna where the youth sector continues. Candi made his debut in the first team in 2013/14, in the DNB, while the following year he was the starting point guard of the formation that won the B2.
In 2015/16 he averaged 7.5 points and was elected Best Under 22 of the Serie A2 championship. With Fortitudo he reaches the final promotion, lost against Brescia in the fifth and decisive match.
He remains in Bologna also in the following year, contributing to the success in the Super Cup, the first trophy of the season. In that season, Fortitudo then reached the semi-final promotion, where they were eliminated by Trieste 3-2.
In the summer of 2017 Leonardo moved to Reggio Emilia, in Serie A, a team with which he signed a five-year contract. Since her first year in the top flight, Candi has an important role on the team’s roster.
In 2017/18 he takes the field both in the championship and in the EuroCup, averaging 3 points per game. In the following seasons Leonardo made his contribution to the achievement of the salvation of Reggio Emilia, becoming captain of the team starting from 2020/21.
In the year that has just ended, he recorded his maximum in Serie A for points per game (8.8) in the 13 regular season games played.
With the national team he took the field with the Under 18, the Under 20, the Experimental and the Senior, with whom he took the field on 9 occasions. Now he comes to Bertram Derthona to start a new chapter in his career.
Thus Marco Picchi, president of Bertram Derthona: “We are very happy with the choice of Leonardo, a player and a boy who we have followed for some time and who has always represented our first choice in a central role in the construction of the roster. We bind ourselves to Candi with a multi-year contract, a sign of the mutual desire to grow together with the ambition to reach important goals “.
Coach Marco Ramondino’s words: “Leonardo is a versatile player, capable of playing multiple positions: he has physical size, three-point shooting and excellent experience. At the same time, we believe it still has a lot of potential to explore. Together we want to make a path of further growth: personally I am convinced that the enthusiasm he has shown us will be a fundamental component to achieve what we expect “.
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