Alessandro Gentile (born November 12, 1992) is an Italian professional basketball player who plays for EA7 Emporio Armani Milano of the Italian Serie A.
The Italian started in the under age categories of Italy, first for the Under 16’s at the 2008 European Championship and then notably winning the silver medal with the U20’s at the 2011 European Championship.
In December 2011, Gentile left Treviso Basket and signed a four-year deal with Olimpia Milano. In 2013–14, Gentile had a break-out season, averaging 11.4 points, 2.4 rebounds and 2.3 assists over 21 games in the Euroleague. In June 2014, after Milano won their 26th Italian League championship, Gentile was named the Italian League Finals MVP.
On June 26, 2014, Gentile was selected with the 53rd overall pick in the 2014 NBA draft by the Minnesota Timberwolves. He was later traded to the Houston Rockets on draft night.
In July 2014, Gentile penned a new three-year contract with Milano. A year later in 2015, the Milano captain extended his contract until 2018, with a new three-year deal.
On October 6, 2015, he played against the Boston Celtics for the NBA Global Games.
Gentile is a member of the senior men’s Italian national basketball team. He played with Italy at EuroBasket 2013 and EuroBasket 2015.
Career highlights and awards
2× Serie A champion (2014, 2016)
Italian Cup winner (2016)
Serie A Finals MVP (2014)
2× Serie A All-Star (2011, 2013)
2× Serie A Best Player Under 22 (2011, 2014)
Representing Italy Italy
FIBA Europe Under-20 Championship
Silver medal – second place 2011 Bilbao