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Men’s basketball adds Gabriel Pozzato

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Pozzato joins UE as a freshman in 2024

 EVANSVILLE, Ind. – Gabriel Pozzato – a 6-foot-7 forward from Italy – has officially signed with the University of Evansville men’s basketball program.  Pozzato joins as a freshman for the 2024-25 season.

The high school senior comes to Evansville from the NBA Academy in Australia where he averaged 8.6 points per game in his final season with the program.

“We’re extremely excited to add Gabriel and his family to our UE family.  Our staff had an opportunity to evaluate Gabriel while he was participating in the NBA Academy games.  We quickly noticed his athletic ability along with his ability to play multiple positions on both ends of the floor,” UE head coach David Ragland exclaimed.  “We have been focused on continuing to add height to our roster as well as continuing to add players that have the ability to dribble, pass and shoot.  During the recruitment process, Coach Snow did a wonderful job of cultivating a strong relationship with Gabriel and his inner circle.”

“We believe in recruiting young men that have been a part of winning programs.  Gabriel is the perfect example of that.  He is also the perfect fit for our culture,” Ragland added.  “Aces fans will love watching Gabriel play here at the University of Evansville.”

Last year, Pozzato participated in the FIBA U18 European Championship for Italy.  Over the course of seven contests, he averaged 6.9 points and 2.4 rebounds per game.  Pozzato scored 17 points against Denmark and added 15 tallies versus Croatia.

“I am excited to be a part of this team and family.  I believe this program is going to help me in this new chapter of my journey and will support me to grow and reach my goals,” Pozzato said.  “I want to thank Coach Ragland and his staff for the opportunity.  I look forward to representing UE!”