BYU basketball: Jonathan Tavernari signs to play in Italy’s Serie A

Former BYU sharpshooter, Jonathan Tavernari has found a new home for the 2017-18 basketball season.

The former Cougar standout performer has landed in the top league in Italy as he has signed to play with Dinamo Sassari.

“(I’m) more humbled than excited,” said Tavernari when asked about how excited he was for his new opportunity to play in Serie A. “A lot of hard work went into it. And to see it pay off, it’s a blessing. I know I can play at this level, and to have a chance to be a part of a team that will contend for a title in both leagues is great!”

Dinamo will be Tavernari’s fourth different team in Italy in the last four seasons, with the other three teams all playing in the A2 league. Last season, he suited up for Mens Sana where he averaged 10.3 points and 4.7 rebounds in 30 games.

He will be joining a team that made it to the quarter-finals in the Italian League last season and also reached the quarter-finals in Basketball Champions League before they fell to a Monaco team that former BYU big man Brandon Davies played for.

Some other players of note on the roster are former Alabama guard, Levi Randolph, former Dayton forward, Dyshawn Pierre and former Weber State Wildcat guard, Scott Bamforth. Like Tavernari, all three join the team after playing somewhere else a season ago.

After announcing his signing, the team also shared a highlight video of Tavernari at BYU to its Twitter page.

Tavernari will join the team in mid-August for physicals before the start of training camp.








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