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Former Great Britain Under-20 and Davidson graduate Ali Mackay has signed a professional contract with Rome-based side Vis Nova, which compete in Serie C in Italy.
The 23 year old’s rookie deal comes following a tryout in July. Scotland’s Mackay found minutes hard to come by at Davidson, but helped them to a 95-37 overall record, 62-8 conference mark, four regular season titles, two conference tournament crowns and appeared in four postseason tournaments, including three NCAA trips.
“I’m really excited to be playing with such a historic team like VisNova,” Mackay commented.
“I think that the situation over there is great for me and will allow me to develop my game and play in a competitive league. I can’t wait to get over to Rome and get started with the team.”
The 6’11” big man averaged 3.7 points and 4.8 rebounds in 23.9 minutes a game at the 2011 Division B European Championships with the GB Under-20s, also suiting up in 2010 and prior to that being a long time representative for Scotland at junior international level.
Ali’s younger brother, Grant, also a former GB U20, is currently at NCAA Division 2 school St Anselm College.