Bennet Cantu
#4 Guard United States of America 1988 Height: 1.95
#5 Forward Serbia 1985 Height: 2.01
#7 Center Serbia 1981 Height: 2.07
#8 Forward Austria 1983 Height: 2.06
#9 Guard Georgia 1986 Height: 1.97
#10 Forward United States of America 1985 Height: 2.06
#11 Center Italy 1975 Height: 2.14
#12 Guard Italy 1975 Height: 1.81
#13 Guard United States of America 1983 Height: 1.89
#17 Forward Italy 1988 Height: 2.00
#18 Guard Argentina 1978 Height: 1.91
#19 Center Georgia 1989 Height: 2.16
#20 Guard Italy 1986 Height: 1.90
#21 Guard Italy 1984 Height: 1.84
#22 Guard Italy 1993 Height: 2.00
#22 Forward Italy 1993 Height: 2.02
#25 Center United States of America 1983 Height: 2.01
#55 Guard Italy 1975 Height: 1.92
Head coach Italy 1968
EuroLeague 2011-12
Accumulated Statistics - All phases
  Rebounds Blocks Fouls
Player G GS Min Pts 2FG 3FG FT O D T As St To Fv Ag Cm Rv PIR
BASILE, GIANLUCA 15 5 328:18 150 9/23 34/79 30/36 5 23 28 47 1 25   1 28 36 143
BRUNNER, GREG 6 0 84:07 25 10/22 1/3 2/7 5 10 15 3 1 3 2 5 15 7 11
CINCIARINI, ANDREA 16 16 404:54 83 22/56 8/23 15/21 14 28 42 37 7 21 1 4 36 23 77
GIANELLA, NICO 5 0 85:12 22 8/17 1/7 3/4 4 3 7 5 2 4   2 15 7 6
LEUNEN, MAARTEN 16 16 470:04 129 23/57 24/73 11/19 16 59 75 35 14 15 2 5 47 25 122
LIGHTY, DAVID 5 0 44:19 14 4/8 1/5 3/4 1 3 4 2 2 1     7 4 9
MARCONATO, DENIS 15 14 232:58 93 43/76   7/9 10 45 55 7   15 12 3 46 12 80
MARKOISHVILI, MANUCHAR 16 8 338:18 146 34/79 20/52 18/18 13 30 43 26 15 16 1 5 40 39 132
MAZZARINO, NICOLAS 16 5 325:09 99 14/26 17/52 20/24 2 14 16 22 4 13   2 36 22 61
MICOV, VLADIMIR 14 14 402:54 145 38/92 13/33 30/35 15 43 58 45 15 29 5 9 30 48 169
ORTNER, BENJAMIN 4 0 30:26 3 1/10   1/2 2 6 8 1 3 3 1 1 2 3 3
PERKINS, DORON 2 0 50:45 20 5/12 2/7 4/6 1 14 15 11 2 5     2 8 35
SCEKIC, MARKO 5 0 81:05 40 15/21 1/3 7/9 1 5 6 6 1 5 1   12 14 41
SHERMADINI, GIORGI 16 2 346:31 175 53/94   69/82 30 58 88 12 8 17 10 13 48 84 245
Totals     3225:00 1144 279/593 122/337 220/276 143 360 503 259 75 184 35 50 365 332 1164
Average     201:33 71.5 47% 36.2% 79.7% 8.93 22.5 31.43 16.18 4.68 11.5 2.18 3.12 22.81 20.75 72.75
Average Statistics - All phases
  Rebounds Blocks Fouls
Player G GS Min Pts 2FG 3FG FT O D T As St To Fv Ag Cm Rv PIR
BASILE, GIANLUCA 15 5 21:53 10 39.1% 43% 83.3% 0.3 1.5 1.9 3.1 0.1 1.7   0.1 1.9 2.4 9.5
BRUNNER, GREG 6 0 14:01 4.2 45.5% 33.3% 28.6% 0.8 1.7 2.5 0.5 0.2 0.5 0.3 0.8 2.5 1.2 1.8
CINCIARINI, ANDREA 16 16 25:18 5.2 39.3% 34.8% 71.4% 0.9 1.8 2.6 2.3 0.4 1.3 0.1 0.3 2.3 1.4 4.8
GIANELLA, NICO 5 0 17:02 4.4 47.1% 14.3% 75% 0.8 0.6 1.4 1 0.4 0.8   0.4 3 1.4 1.2
LEUNEN, MAARTEN 16 16 29:22 8.1 40.4% 32.9% 57.9% 1 3.7 4.7 2.2 0.9 0.9 0.1 0.3 2.9 1.6 7.6
LIGHTY, DAVID 5 0 8:51 2.8 50% 20% 75% 0.2 0.6 0.8 0.4 0.4 0.2     1.4 0.8 1.8
MARCONATO, DENIS 15 14 15:31 6.2 56.6%   77.8% 0.7 3 3.7 0.5   1 0.8 0.2 3.1 0.8 5.3
MARKOISHVILI, MANUCHAR 16 8 21:08 9.1 43% 38.5% 100% 0.8 1.9 2.7 1.6 0.9 1 0.1 0.3 2.5 2.4 8.3
MAZZARINO, NICOLAS 16 5 20:19 6.2 53.8% 32.7% 83.3% 0.1 0.9 1 1.4 0.3 0.8   0.1 2.3 1.4 3.8
MICOV, VLADIMIR 14 14 28:46 10.4 41.3% 39.4% 85.7% 1.1 3.1 4.1 3.2 1.1 2.1 0.4 0.6 2.1 3.4 12.1
ORTNER, BENJAMIN 4 0 7:36 0.8 10%   50% 0.5 1.5 2 0.3 0.8 0.8 0.3 0.3 0.5 0.8 0.8
PERKINS, DORON 2 0 25:22 10 41.7% 28.6% 66.7% 0.5 7 7.5 5.5 1 2.5     1 4 17.5
SCEKIC, MARKO 5 0 16:13 8 71.4% 33.3% 77.8% 0.2 1 1.2 1.2 0.2 1 0.2   2.4 2.8 8.2
SHERMADINI, GIORGI 16 2 21:39 10.9 56.4%   84.1% 1.9 3.6 5.5 0.8 0.5 1.1 0.6 0.8 3 5.3 15.3
Average     201:33 71.5 47% 36.2% 79.7% 8.93 22.5 31.43 16.18 4.68 11.5 2.18 3.12 22.81 20.75 72.75
Accumulated Statistics - Top 16
  Rebounds Blocks Fouls
Player G GS Min Pts 2FG 3FG FT O D T As St To Fv Ag Cm Rv PIR
BASILE, GIANLUCA 5 5 134:37 69 6/9 15/27 12/13 1 12 13 17   9     12 11 73
BRUNNER, GREG 6 0 84:07 25 10/22 1/3 2/7 5 10 15 3 1 3 2 5 15 7 11
CINCIARINI, ANDREA 6 6 130:58 25 6/13 3/10 4/6 7 10 17 14 1 7 1   9 7 33
GIANELLA, NICO 2 0 30:34 7 2/6 1/4   1 1 2 1 2 2     5   -2
LEUNEN, MAARTEN 6 6 161:58 31 6/12 6/17 1/6 3 18 21 11 7 3     18 11 38
MARCONATO, DENIS 6 6 84:36 28 13/28   2/4 1 10 11 4   6 3 3 17 4 7
MARKOISHVILI, MANUCHAR 6 2 138:29 63 12/25 9/25 12/12 4 16 20 4 7 7   3 14 20 61
MAZZARINO, NICOLAS 6 1 106:27 33 5/9 5/13 8/9 1 6 7 8 1 2   1 15 7 25
MICOV, VLADIMIR 4 4 127:36 40 11/31 3/10 9/9 7 13 20 21 3 10 1 4 7 16 53
PERKINS, DORON 2 0 50:45 20 5/12 2/7 4/6 1 14 15 11 2 5     2 8 35
SHERMADINI, GIORGI 6 0 149:53 79 21/46   37/40 12 26 38 10 6 9 4 7 19 39 113
Totals     1200:00 420 97/213 45/116 91/112 47 140 187 104 30 68 11 23 134 130 449
Average     200:00 70 45.5% 38.8% 81.3% 7.83 23.33 31.16 17.33 5 11.33 1.83 3.83 22.33 21.66 74.83
Average Statistics - Top 16
  Rebounds Blocks Fouls
Player G GS Min Pts 2FG 3FG FT O D T As St To Fv Ag Cm Rv PIR
BASILE, GIANLUCA 5 5 26:55 13.8 66.7% 55.6% 92.3% 0.2 2.4 2.6 3.4   1.8     2.4 2.2 14.6
BRUNNER, GREG 6 0 14:01 4.2 45.5% 33.3% 28.6% 0.8 1.7 2.5 0.5 0.2 0.5 0.3 0.8 2.5 1.2 1.8
CINCIARINI, ANDREA 6 6 21:49 4.2 46.2% 30% 66.7% 1.2 1.7 2.8 2.3 0.2 1.2 0.2   1.5 1.2 5.5
GIANELLA, NICO 2 0 15:17 3.5 33.3% 25%   0.5 0.5 1 0.5 1 1     2.5   -1
LEUNEN, MAARTEN 6 6 26:59 5.2 50% 35.3% 16.7% 0.5 3 3.5 1.8 1.2 0.5     3 1.8 6.3
MARCONATO, DENIS 6 6 14:06 4.7 46.4%   50% 0.2 1.7 1.8 0.7   1 0.5 0.5 2.8 0.7 1.2
MARKOISHVILI, MANUCHAR 6 2 23:04 10.5 48% 36% 100% 0.7 2.7 3.3 0.7 1.2 1.2   0.5 2.3 3.3 10.2
MAZZARINO, NICOLAS 6 1 17:44 5.5 55.6% 38.5% 88.9% 0.2 1 1.2 1.3 0.2 0.3   0.2 2.5 1.2 4.2
MICOV, VLADIMIR 4 4 31:54 10 35.5% 30% 100% 1.8 3.3 5 5.3 0.8 2.5 0.3 1 1.8 4 13.3
PERKINS, DORON 2 0 25:22 10 41.7% 28.6% 66.7% 0.5 7 7.5 5.5 1 2.5     1 4 17.5
SHERMADINI, GIORGI 6 0 24:58 13.2 45.7%   92.5% 2 4.3 6.3 1.7 1 1.5 0.7 1.2 3.2 6.5 18.8
Average     200:00 70 45.5% 38.8% 81.3% 7.83 23.33 31.16 17.33 5 11.33 1.83 3.83 22.33 21.66 74.83
Accumulated Statistics - Regular Season
  Rebounds Blocks Fouls
Player G GS Min Pts 2FG 3FG FT O D T As St To Fv Ag Cm Rv PIR
BASILE, GIANLUCA 10 0 193:41 81 3/14 19/52 18/23 4 11 15 30 1 16   1 16 25 70
CINCIARINI, ANDREA 10 10 273:56 58 16/43 5/13 11/15 7 18 25 23 6 14   4 27 16 44
GIANELLA, NICO 3 0 54:38 15 6/11 0/3 3/4 3 2 5 4   2   2 10 7 8
LEUNEN, MAARTEN 10 10 308:06 98 17/45 18/56 10/13 13 41 54 24 7 12 2 5 29 14 84
LIGHTY, DAVID 5 0 44:19 14 4/8 1/5 3/4 1 3 4 2 2 1     7 4 9
MARCONATO, DENIS 9 8 148:22 65 30/48   5/5 9 35 44 3   9 9   29 8 73
MARKOISHVILI, MANUCHAR 10 6 199:49 83 22/54 11/27 6/6 9 14 23 22 8 9 1 2 26 19 71
MAZZARINO, NICOLAS 10 4 218:42 66 9/17 12/39 12/15 1 8 9 14 3 11   1 21 15 36
MICOV, VLADIMIR 10 10 275:18 105 27/61 10/23 21/26 8 30 38 24 12 19 4 5 23 32 116
ORTNER, BENJAMIN 4 0 30:26 3 1/10   1/2 2 6 8 1 3 3 1 1 2 3 3
SCEKIC, MARKO 5 0 81:05 40 15/21 1/3 7/9 1 5 6 6 1 5 1   12 14 41
SHERMADINI, GIORGI 10 2 196:38 96 32/48   32/42 18 32 50 2 2 8 6 6 29 45 132
Totals     2025:00 724 182/380 77/221 129/164 96 220 316 155 45 116 24 27 231 202 715
Average     202:30 72.4 47.9% 34.8% 78.7% 9.6 22 31.6 15.5 4.5 11.6 2.4 2.7 23.1 20.2 71.5
Average Statistics - Regular Season
  Rebounds Blocks Fouls
Player G GS Min Pts 2FG 3FG FT O D T As St To Fv Ag Cm Rv PIR
BASILE, GIANLUCA 10 0 19:22 8.1 21.4% 36.5% 78.3% 0.4 1.1 1.5 3 0.1 1.6   0.1 1.6 2.5 7
CINCIARINI, ANDREA 10 10 27:23 5.8 37.2% 38.5% 73.3% 0.7 1.8 2.5 2.3 0.6 1.4   0.4 2.7 1.6 4.4
GIANELLA, NICO 3 0 18:12 5 54.5%   75% 1 0.7 1.7 1.3   0.7   0.7 3.3 2.3 2.7
LEUNEN, MAARTEN 10 10 30:48 9.8 37.8% 32.1% 76.9% 1.3 4.1 5.4 2.4 0.7 1.2 0.2 0.5 2.9 1.4 8.4
LIGHTY, DAVID 5 0 8:51 2.8 50% 20% 75% 0.2 0.6 0.8 0.4 0.4 0.2     1.4 0.8 1.8
MARCONATO, DENIS 9 8 16:29 7.2 62.5%   100% 1 3.9 4.9 0.3   1 1   3.2 0.9 8.1
MARKOISHVILI, MANUCHAR 10 6 19:58 8.3 40.7% 40.7% 100% 0.9 1.4 2.3 2.2 0.8 0.9 0.1 0.2 2.6 1.9 7.1
MAZZARINO, NICOLAS 10 4 21:52 6.6 52.9% 30.8% 80% 0.1 0.8 0.9 1.4 0.3 1.1   0.1 2.1 1.5 3.6
MICOV, VLADIMIR 10 10 27:31 10.5 44.3% 43.5% 80.8% 0.8 3 3.8 2.4 1.2 1.9 0.4 0.5 2.3 3.2 11.6
ORTNER, BENJAMIN 4 0 7:36 0.8 10%   50% 0.5 1.5 2 0.3 0.8 0.8 0.3 0.3 0.5 0.8 0.8
SCEKIC, MARKO 5 0 16:13 8 71.4% 33.3% 77.8% 0.2 1 1.2 1.2 0.2 1 0.2   2.4 2.8 8.2
SHERMADINI, GIORGI 10 2 19:39 9.6 66.7%   76.2% 1.8 3.2 5 0.2 0.2 0.8 0.6 0.6 2.9 4.5 13.2
Average     202:30 72.4 47.9% 34.8% 78.7% 9.6 22 31.6 15.5 4.5 11.6 2.4 2.7 23.1 20.2 71.5
Club info

Euroleague

SEASON COMPETITION RECORD FINISH
2012-13 Euroleague 3-7 Regular Season
2011-12 Euroleague 8-8 Top 16
TOTAL: 11-15

Eurocup

SEASON COMPETITION RECORD FINISH
2014-15 Eurocup 7-11 Eighthfinal
2013-14 Eurocup 11-5 Last 32
2010-11 Eurocup 3-3 Regular Season
2010-11 ULEB Cup 5-5 Regular Season
TOTAL: 26-24
History
One of the winningest clubs in European basketball history, Cantu celebrates 80 years of existence this season. The club was founded between 1936 and 1937 as Associazione Pallacanestro Cantu by the initiative of two young men, Mario Broggi and Angiolino Polli. Coach Luigi Cicoria soon led the team to its first relevant title, the Mussolini Cup in 1942. After World War II, Cantu reappeared in the Italian third division in 1949 and rose to the top Italian league in 1954. Tom Burgess and Carlo Recalcati gave the team its first-ever Italian League title in 1968, and Pierluigi Marzorati and Recalcati led Cantu to three consecutive Korac Cup titles from 1973 to 1975. Cantu also beat Real Madrid for the Intercontinental Cup in 1975 and then lifted three straight Saporta Cup trophies from 1977 to 1979. Despite losing the 1980 Saporta Cup final to Varese, Marzorati and Antonello Riva led Cantu to another Saporta Cup title in 1981 and the club added its third and last Italian League title that same year. In 1982, Cantu lifted its first European Cup trophy by downing Maccabi Tel Aviv in the final behind 25 points from CJ Kupec. Cantu defended the Euroleague title in 1983 by edging Milano on a last-second blocked shot by Bruce Flowers. Cantu added another Korac Cup title in 1991 at the expense of Real Madrid, however the team fell into obscurity without Marzorati and Riva and even dropped to the Italian second division in 1994. The club bounced back to reach the Italian League semifinals in 2002 and has been competitive ever since. Cantu won the Italian Supercup in 2003 and took part in the 2004-05 ULEB Cup and the 2010-11 Eurocup. Cantu was the Italian League and Italian Cup runner-up in 2011, but Montepaschi Siena denied it both titles. The next season Cantu returned to the Euroleague and with the help of Gianluca Basile reached the Top 16 where a tie-break disadvantage against Maccabi stopped its run. The club also reached the Italian Cup final that season and finished the Italian League regular season in third place, but did not capture the silverware. In 2012-13, Cantu reached the Euroleague regular season via the qualifying rounds and beat powerhouses like Fenerbahce Istanbul and Real Madrid at home, but did not reach the Top 16. Two seasons ago a young Cantu team made it to the Eurocup eighthfinals before being ousted by Unics Kazan. Last season, it ended its run of six consecutive Italian League playoff appearances, but hopes to bounce back quickly.

Trophy Case

Euroleague: 1982, 1983
Saporta Cup: 1977, 1978, 1979, 1981
Korac Cup: 1973, 1974, 1975, 1991
Intercontinental Cup: 1975, 1982
Italian National League: 1967-68, 1974-75, 1980-81
Italian SuperCup: 2003, 2012
Average Records - All seasons
Category Season Value
Index Rating 2011-12 72.75
Points 2011-12 71.50
Total Rebounds 2011-12 31.44
Assists 2011-12 16.19
Steals 2011-12 4.69
Blocks 2012-13 2.80
2-pointers made 2012-13 18.80
3-pointers made 2011-12 7.63
Free throws made 2011-12 13.75
# Player Pos. H.
4 LIGHTY, DAVID G 1.95
5 MICOV, VLADIMIR F 2.01
7 SCEKIC, MARKO C 2.07
8 ORTNER, BENJAMIN F 2.06
9 MARKOISHVILI, MANUCHAR G 1.97
10 LEUNEN, MAARTEN F 2.06
11 MARCONATO, DENIS C 2.14
12 MAZZARINO, NICOLAS G 1.81
13 PERKINS, DORON G 1.89
17 DIVIACH, MARCO F 2.00
18 GIANELLA, NICO G 1.91
19 SHERMADINI, GIORGI C 2.16
20 CINCIARINI, ANDREA G 1.90
21 BOLZONELLA, FEDERICO G 1.84
22 ABASS, AWUDU G 2.00
22 MERONI, MARCO F 2.02
25 BRUNNER, GREG C 2.01
55 BASILE, GIANLUCA G 1.92
President:
Anna Cremascoli
Address:
Via Volta, 18 - 22063 Cantù - Italy
Arena:
MAPOORO ARENA
Via Per Cantu 10, 22060 Cucciago, Italy