Video: Italian guard Davide Moretti

  • 05/30/2017 11:02 am in

Indiana has a scholarship available for the class of 2017 and one of the candidates to fill it is Davide Moretti, who is currently on campus for an official visit.

According to Evan Daniels of Scout.com, Moretti is visiting Indiana through Wednesday and will follow up with visits to Connecticut, Texas Tech and Utah.

The 6-foot-3 guard is the son of Paolo Moretti, a former star in Italian basketball who currently coaches in LBA in Italy. Moretti turned 19 in March and averaged 14.8 points and five assists in the 2016 FIBA U18 European Championship in December.

Moretti averaged 12.7 points (38.9 2PFG%, 37.7 3PFG%) this season for Treviso in Italy in 37 games.

Here’s a look at more than three minutes of video of Moretti (wearing No. 11) from games against France and Germany in the 2016 FIBA U18 Championships:

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  • HoosierDom

    I’m not sure I understand your point.

    I’m saying as of right now McSwain is the guy off the bench that we will turn to when we need another big man. He’s the worst case scenario (to be clear, I’m not dismissing him, I think he could have a very solid year). So, for a big man to come in and help us next year he has to beat out McSwain for minutes. Given how late in the process we are it’s close to impossible to find a guy that can do that.

    Certainly it would be nice if Archie found a way to coach up a few more inches, but even last year’s McSwain is better than any guy we are going to find this late.

    I realize the roster page lists him like that, but I do not see a 215 pound man when I see Freddie McSwain; that can’t be even close.

  • HoosierKid

    The FIBA 3pt line is 20ft 6in whereas the college 3pt line is 19ft 9in. Moretti could be a better 3pt shooter than anyone on our current roster, but I’ll give the edge to Devonte because his brother is a career 40% 3pt shooter in NBA.

  • HoosierKid

    He’s a PTPer Prime Time Player. This kid is gonna be awesome baby!

  • HoosierKid

    My crystal ball says he’s going to Utah.

  • HoosierDom

    I don’t understand the unbridled optimism around DD. If I recall correctly he was ranked around 70th coming in, so not a guy you expect to grow into one of the best big men in the country. Then, in his freshman year he averaged 6 points and 3 rebounds – less than you would expect for the 70th ranked recruit – all while playing for a non-tournament team. None of that means he won’t become good, but at the least it seems our optimism should be bridled.

  • TomJameson

    Okay, I’ll try to explain.
    1) I want to be clear about one thing first, I really like Freddie and I think he’s going to have a good year, but as a wing and not a center (unless a switch forces him down under). He’s going to be one of our better perimeter defenders under the new pack-line defense. IMO
    2) For lack of a better reference, I’m going to use the roster page for comparisons. May not be 100% accurate, but it’s what we have for now.
    3) In the order (again, my opinion) of relief for De’Ron will be …
    a) Juwan Morgan – 6’8″ 230
    b) Collin Hartman – 6’7″ 220
    c) Freddie McSwain – 6’6″ 215
    d1) Justin Smith – 6’7″ 215
    d2) Clifton Moore – 6’9″ 188
    d3) Tim Priller – 6’9″ 225

    Even though the pack-line defense helps mitigate the size differences of center, I really don’t want to lose the perimeter defense of Juwan, Collin, or Freddie, because I think they will pick up the pack-line defense faster than most, and play it really well.

    We have a free scholly, get a serviceable big for a year from somewhere … somebody 6’8″ or bigger that can bang and play defense. Does NOT have to be a super-star. That’s just my preference.

    Probably, most likely, Archie knows a little bit more about what the IU basketball team wants/needs than I do. (purple font = sarcasm)

  • Hoosierkamp

    this kid is insane. Love his game! seems like an awesome 4 year PG option

  • Eli McNaughton

    On the pack line defense, mcswain will be a wing defender helping close guard lanes and trapping bigs. I really believe that JS and CM will be fine as subs in the pack line because of how traps form and the extreme help philosophy from the wing. Which should actually work well with the team as is from a big man perspective.

    So I guess I just feel adding another strong point is equally beneficial to adding another skilled big. Given there aren’t any wow bigs left, adding this kid makes IU better.

  • Eli McNaughton

    Your crystal ball stinks! Laughing

  • Logical Lurker

    My thoughts exactly. Kid looks great … but we’ve got a lot of guards. We’re really in need of another big.

  • TomJameson

    A lot depends on how Archie tweaks his defense and runs his offense. Different opinions is what makes the world go round Eli, always glad to hear another one. We’ll both know more after the games actually start being played. 🙂

  • HoosierOne

    I’m not concerned with his rank in high school. From what I saw last season he shows tremendous upside. He missed most of the summer workouts and didn’t get much playing time during the beginning of the season. He has great court awareness, he plays with his head up, he uses his body and size to his advantage, he plays like a true center, he’s very humble, his teammates seem to like him, he was a definite presence in the paint on defense, he plays a good inside/outside game to find shooters when collapse upon, had a good shooting percentage, and has great feet and coordination. All of that and he’s a sophomore who didn’t get the workouts in last season like most players. With more minutes I think we would have seen more of those positives shine through. I look at DD the same way I used to see Victor O…..obviously different positions. That’s just my own opinion though…we’ll see how it pans out.

  • HoosierOne

    He’s a great big man……he just has to develop into his potential, but all the pieces of his game are there. Every good actor needs a good supporting cast to have a winning show.

  • Ole Man

    At this point, he has shown the potential to be good.
    He has yet to demonstrate greatness.
    As IU fans we all hope he gets there.
    However, your homerism is showing.

  • HoosierOne

    You see what you see and I see what I see. Talk to me at the end of the season. I guarantee you won’t want to see him go anywhere.

  • Ole Man

    Tell me what you have seen that shows greatness.
    Put up the words or back down from your claim.
    I’m not here to engage in ego contests, but apparently you are.
    So, put up or shut up.
    What about him is great?

  • HoosierOne

    I’m sorry you don’t see the potential in him that I do. I’m not here to debate about it. I’m a fan of DD and think he’s going to be a stud at IU. If you don’t believe that then you’re entitled to your opinion.