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Carl Wheatle has signed a new two-year deal to stay with Italian side Pistoia Basket for the upcoming 2020-21 season.
The 22-year made the switch from Biella last summer on an initial two-year contract, but has agreed a new deal – which includes an option for a third year – after his club decided to drop down to Serie A2 due to financial restraints following COVID-19.
Wheatle averaged 3.2 points and 2.9 rebounds in 17.7 minutes per game last season having made the step up to one of the top ranked leagues in Europe.
Unfinished business ⚪️🔴🏀 https://t.co/Lg9pEPoqRF
— Carl Wheatle (@CWheatle57) July 9, 2020
“I decided to stay in Pistoia because here I immediately felt at home, not to mention the great trust that exists in me and the excellent relationship I have,” he said, via official release.
“Personally I had ups and downs [last season], but overall I grew and improved. I know that more responsibilities are waiting for me and I will have to be important for this club, putting all my qualities into play to help the team achieve victory.”
Wheatle is also establishing himself as a regular amongst the GB Senior Men’s side and featured in the opening window of the EuroBasket 2021 qualifiers that included victory over Germany in Newcastle.
Pistoia had a 7-15 league record in Serie A before the campaign was cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Wheatle has also been hosting talks with a wide range of British players and they can be viewed on his Instagram page, here.