Lavinia Santucci (Italy)
Born : 04.06.1985
Place of birth: Rome
Team 2012-13: C.U.S. Cagliari (Italy-A1)
Career: Gescom Viterbo (Italy-A1, 2004-08), Faenza (Italy-A1, 2008-12), Riva Basket (Switzerland-LNA, 2013), C.U.S. Cagliari (Italy-A1, 2013)
It's been a truly bittersweet 12 months or for the athletic forward who had a stellar summer with the national team but then finished the club season with struggling C.U.S. Cagliari - her third club in a frustrating campaign. Having not played with the senior team for almost eight years, Santucci was brought back into the mix by coach Riccini last Spring after posting some excellent performances with Faenza. She repaid the faith shown in her with some super cameo performances and a fabulous 63% field goal percentage - the best on the team. She has great physical attributes and a high skill level which makes her great for any high-tempo team since she loves transition. She likes to get to the hoop and finish with style and her energy is always liable to give the team a lift from tip-off or an injection of life coming off the bench.