Benjamin Ortner (206 cm, Metro State’05) has switched teams this 2017 and has landed with Scandone Avellino (Italy-Serie A). The Austrian forward originally signed with EA7 Emporio Armani Milano (Italy-Serie A) for the start of the season but will continue 2017-18 suiting up for Avellino. He played the last three seasons for Umana Reyer Venezia (Italy-Serie A) and is now practically a veteran of Italian hoops. In 2016-17 he played 22 games for them in the Basketball Champions League where he averaged 3.9 ppg and 3.3 rpg. In 31 games in the Italian Serie A, Ortner delivered averages of 4.1 ppg and 2.9 rpg.
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