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BBL: Glasgow Rocks sign Antonio DiMaria

The Glasgow Rocks have signed Italian-American off guard Antonio DiMaria.

The signing of DiMaria comes off the back of the unexpected departure of Croatian sharp shooter, Marin Zelalija, who decided to head back to Croatia due to personal reasons.

The Rocks welcome DiMaria, who originally emanates from Pittsburgh Pennsylvania, to round out the roster for the upcoming season. The 26 year old, who attended the University of Utah before moving onto NCAA II Emporia State University, averaged 12 points per game during the 2011/12 season as a senior.

The 6’6″ Italian-American joins the Rocks for his second professional basketball season following his stint at Recinor Ferrol CB basketball team in Spain where he averaged 8.6 points per game.

Antonio has been a late addition to the now completed Rocks squad, but already appears to be a valuable asset and has slotted in nicely with the existing players during his first week at training.

Coach Sterling Davis has been impressed with the way that Antonio has performed during the pre-season and he is hoping that he can play a vital role in the quest for Silverware this season.

“Antonio is a guy that will bring us that added depth on the perimeter both offensively and defensively,” said Sterling.

“He has played at some very competitive levels in the US collegiate system and also has some international experience spending last season in the Spanish EBA league.”

“He is very hard-nosed and plays with a chip on his shoulder- a type of player every team needs. We are excited about his potential in this league.”