Saturday, January 15, 2011

Benetton announced Brian Skinner

Benetton Basketball announce the inclusion in the roster of the USA center Brian Skinner , to fill the gap of the absence of Sandro Nicevic. The new player will be tomorrow in Treviso and assist in the match against Pepsi Caserta.

After completing the medical examinations and the paperwork, Skinner will be presented on Monday to the press hours at 2:00pm at the headquarters of Benetton Basket La Ghirada. 

Brian Skinner, was born in Temple (Texas) on May 9 1976, and he comes from the Milwaukee Bucks (NBA). A total of his NBA career is about more than 600 games played in 12 seasons, averaging 4.8 points and 4.7 rebounds per game. He is a center of 206 cm., a player with great experience, rocky defender and rebounder with a particular look inside the game in offense, with good moves near the basket.

He played from '98 to 2001 with the Los Angeles Clippers (who chose him in the first round with the No. 22 pick after graduating from Baylor), then he played for Cleveland, Philadelphia, Milwaukee in 2003/04 where he played his best season in the NBA ( 10.5 points and 7.3 rebounds with a block per contest and 57% from the field) , then Sacramento, Philadelphia, Portland and again Milwaukee and Phoenix, before returning to the Clippers in 2008/09 and 2009/10. This season, he joined the roster of the Milwaukee Bucks, but he was released a few days ago.

He has a personal record of 23 points (vs. Denver in 2000), 6 blocked shots (2001 vs. Memphis ) and 19 rebounds (vs. Philadelphia in 2005).

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