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: 1.96
#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
One of the winningest clubs in continental history is back for its fourth Eurocup season. Founded between 1936 and 1937, it won 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. 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, lifted three straight Saporta Cup titles from 1977 to 1979 and won it again in 1981. The club added its third Italian League title that same year. In 1982, CJ Kupec and Antonello Riva led Cantu to its first Euroleague trophy, downing Maccabi 86-80 in the final. Cantu defended the Euroleague title in 1983 by edging Milano 69-68 on a last-second blocked shot by Bruce Flowers. Cantu added another Korac Cup title in 1991 but 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 was the Italian League and Italian Cup runner-up in 2011; Montepaschi Siena denied it both titles. The next season Cantu returned to the Euroleague, reaching the Top 16. Cantu was first in its Eurocup regular season group last season but was stopped in the Last 32. The club hopes to use this experience to reach the elimination rounds this season.
Trophy Case
Euroleague: 1982, 1983
Saporta Cup: 1977, 1978, 1979, 1981
Korac Cup: 1973, 1974, 1975, 1991
Italian National League: 1967-68, 1974-75, 1980-81
Italian SuperCup: 2003, 2012
Intercontinental Cup: 1975, 1982
# 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 1.96
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