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Cecilia Zandalasini
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Cecilia Zandalasini's Bio

About Cecilia Zandalasini

NOTABLE

  • WNBA Champion (2017)

 

CAREER TRANSACTIONS

Signed by Minnesota as an unrestricted free agent for the rest of the season on Aug. 28.

2017 SEASON

Joined the Lynx for the final three games of her rookie season… Debuted in the Aug. 30 game at Indiana, becoming the 5th-youngest player to appear in a regular season game for Minnesota (Quanitra Hollingsworth, Svetlana Abrosimova, Candice Wiggins, Núria Martínez)… Scored two points with one rebound in her three outings, logging a total of 18:37.

PLAYOFFS

2017: Appeared in five postseason games, including all three Finals victories, totaling two points and one assist in 11 minutes.

INTERNATIONAL

2017: Represented Italy at EuroBasket 2017, held June 16-25 in the Czech Republic, where she earned All-Star Five honors after averaging 19.0 ppg and 9.6 rpg in seven games (30.9 mpg)… Ranked 2nd in the tournament in scoring, 3rd in rebounding, 3rd in FG accuracy (51.0%), 2nd in three-point accuracy (50.0%), 2nd in FT accuracy (88.9%) and 2nd in double-doubles (three)… 2016: Named Most Valuable Player of the 2016 U20 European Championship, held July 9-17 in Portugal… Led Italy to a silver medal, tallying 31 points and 11 rebounds in the quarterfinal win over Latvia, 27 points in the semifinal win over Serbia and 28 points and 10 rebounds in the gold-medal game loss to Spain… Ranked 1st in scoring (22.0 ppg), 6th in rebounding (9.0 rpg), 2nd in steals (2.86 spg) and 3rd in blocks (1.43 bpg) for the tournament… 2015: Made her senior debut for Italy at EuroBasket 2015, held June 11-28 in Hungary and Romania… Registered 3.2 ppg (29.4%) and 2.0 rpg in five games (10.4 mpg)… Followed up by helping Italy to a 5th-place finish at the 2015 U20 European Championship, held July 2-12 in Spain, where she averaged 11.1 ppg (38.8%), 5.2 rpg and 1.8 apg in nine starts (27.8 mpg)… 2014: Averaged 11.8 ppg (39.6%), 4.4 rpg and 2.2 apg in nine starts for Italy at the 2014 U18 European Championships… 2013: Was Italy’s top scorer at the 2013 U18 European Championships, netting 13.9 ppg (38.8%) and 6.3 rpg in nine contests… 2012: Represented Italy at the U17 World Championships, held in Amsterdam; she tallied 8.0 ppg (29.3%) and 4.5 rpg in six outings.

OVERSEAS

2016-17: Completed her third season with Italian club Famila Schio, appearing in 22 regular season games and averaging 8.6 ppg (45.2%), 4.5 rpg, 1.5 apg and 1.50 spg in 21.0 mpg… Boosted those figures to 13.0 ppg (51.7%) and 4.0 rpg in three contests as Schio claimed the Coppa Italia, and helped them reach the LegA playoff finals by contributed 10.4 ppg (46.9%), 4.2 rpg, 2.0 apg and 1.60 spg (logging 26.9 mpg) in 10 games… Schio also qualified for the EuroLeague postseason, where she netted a team-high 13.5 ppg (44.4%) and 5.5 rpg in two quarterfinal games vs. UMMC Ekaterinburg… Chipped in 8.5 ppg (47.4%) and 3.1 rpg in 14 regular season EuroLeague contests; overall, she went 9-for-16 (56.3%) from three-point range… 2015-16: Saw action in 32 LegA games overall for Schio, contributing 4.9 ppg (42.8%), 2.1 rpg and 1.2 apg in 15.4 mpg… Also appeared in 15 EuroLeague contests, averaging 3.4 ppg (40.9%) and 2.3 rpg in 13.3 mpg… 2014-15: Played her first season with Schio at age 18, tallying 5.5 ppg (45.6%), 2.8 rpg and 1.2 apg in 33 LegA outings (16.5 mpg), and adding 4.3 ppg (33.3%) and 3.3 rpg in nine EuroLeague contests (14.1 mpg)… 2013-14: Played for Sesto San Giovanni in Italy’s second division, contributing 15.7 ppg (40.8%) and 6.1 rpg in 20 games… 2012-13: Premiered with her hometown club Broni in Italy’s second division, averaging 12.6 ppg (38.3%) and 6.0 rpg in 26 games.

PERSONAL

Born Mar. 16, 1996 in Broni, Italy… Daughter of Roberto Zandalasini and Paola Lombardi… Her brother, Andrea, has also played basketball professionally… Won six Italian youth-level club championships while playing for Geas Sesto San Giovanni… Enjoys movies… Hobbies include painting, drawing and art in general.

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