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Joe Trapani - SF, 6'8, 230
Signed in France - Signed with Rouen
       Date of birth: 07/01/1988
       Country: USA/Italy
     Drafted (NBA): Undrafted, 2011
     Out of: Boston College
  NBA Experience: 0 years
  Hand: Right

When: Where:
2006 - 2007 Vermont (NCAA)
2007 - 2011 Boston College (NCAA)
July 2011 - October 2011 Casale (Italy)
October 2011 - November 2011 Scavolini Pesaro (Italy)
November 2011 - February 2012 Forli (Italy, Lega Due)
March 2012 - May 2012 Maine Red Claws (D-League)
May 2012 - June 2013 BBC Bayreuth (Germany)
October 2013 - June 2014 Charleroi (Belgium)
August 2014 - present Rouen (France)

6th July, 2011 Italy Signed a one year contract with Casale Monteferrato.
26th October, 2011 Italy Released by Casale Monteferrato.
31st October, 2011 Italy Signed a one week tryout with Scavoini Pesaro.
7th November, 2011 Italy Signed for the remainder of the season with Forli.
15th February, 2012 Italy Left Forli.
21st March, 2012 D-League Acquired by Maine Red Claws.
25th May, 2012 Germany Signed a one year contract with BBC Bayreuth.
30th October, 2013 Belgium Signed a one year contract with Spirou Charleroi.
27th August, 2014 France Signed a one year contract with Rouen.

From blog:

   Sham's unnecessarily great big draft board: Small Forwards

Joe Trapani - Trapani actually compares favourably to some of the above, although you wouldn't know it. He shoots it about as well as Tim Abromaitis, and plays a different yet similarly effective style to those of Chandler Parsons and Jimmy Butler. He's also comparably to Kyle Singler, statistically if not reputationally (or bloviationally). Boston College were largely overlooked this season, but it wasn't Trapani's fault, as he averaged 14.9 points and 7.0 rebounds in 30 minutes per game. The inside-outside forward wasn't especially efficient as a scorer, but he rebounded very well for a 6'8 235lb wing player, defended sufficiently, and was a nightly matchup problem.

Maybe Trapani did no one thing sufficiently well to be worthy of draft consideration. But frankly, did Chandler Parsons? Did Jimmy Butler? Does Singler's frankly limited game deserve so much better of a rep than he? Even if he is not worthy of being drafted, Trapani belongs somewhere in the conversation, and yet he has rarely been so. Perception is a selective thing.

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Signed in France


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