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#12 Joe Trapani
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  • Last played with Manresa (Spain, 2017)
  • SF/PF
  • 6'8" / 230lbs
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  • 07/01/1988
  • USA/Italy
  • Undrafted, 2011
  • Boston College
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6th July, 2011ItalySigned a one year contract with Casale Monferrato.
26th October, 2011ItalyReleased by Casale Monteferrato.
31st October, 2011ItalySigned a one week tryout with Scavoini Pesaro.
7th November, 2011ItalySigned for the remainder of the season with Forli.
15th February, 2012ItalyLeft Forli.
21st March, 2012D-LeagueAcquired by Maine Red Claws.
25th May, 2012GermanySigned a one year contract with Bayreuth.
30th October, 2013BelgiumSigned a one year contract with Spirou Charleroi.
27th August, 2014FranceSigned a one year contract with Rouen.
13th September, 2015FranceSigned a one year contract with Cholet.
6th August, 2016SpainSigned a one year contract with Manresa.
Career Moves
Time PeriodTeam
2006 - 2007Vermont (NCAA)
2007 - 2011Boston College (NCAA)
July 2011 - October 2011Casale (Italy)
October 2011 - November 2011Scavolini Pesaro (Italy)
November 2011 - February 2012Forli (Italy, Lega Due)
March 2012 - May 2012Maine Red Claws (D-League)
May 2012 - June 2013BBC Bayreuth (Germany)
October 2013 - June 2014Charleroi (Belgium)
August 2014 - June 2015Rouen (France)
September 2015 - June 2016Cholet (France)
August 2016 - June 2017Manresa (Spain)

June 23, 2011

Joe Trapani - Trapani actually compares favourably to some of the above, although you wouldn't know it. He shoots it about as well as Tim Abromaitis, and plays a different yet similarly effective style to those of Chandler Parsons and Jimmy Butler. He's also comparably to Kyle Singler, statistically if not reputationally (or bloviationally). Boston College were largely overlooked this season, but it wasn't Trapani's fault, as he averaged 14.9 points and 7.0 rebounds in 30 minutes per game. The inside-outside forward wasn't especially efficient as a scorer, but he rebounded very well for a 6'8 235lb wing player, defended sufficiently, and was a nightly matchup problem.

Maybe Trapani did no one thing sufficiently well to be worthy of draft consideration. But frankly, did Chandler Parsons? Did Jimmy Butler? Does Singler's frankly limited game deserve so much better of a rep than he? Even if he is not worthy of being drafted, Trapani belongs somewhere in the conversation, and yet he has rarely been so. Perception is a selective thing.