The first signing of the Ettore Messina era at AX Armani Exchange Olimpia Milan is highlight-reel forward Aaron White, who has inked a two-year contract, the club announced. White (2.06 meters, 26 years old) spent his first two seasons in the Turkish Airlines EuroLeague helping Zalgiris Kaunas go farther in the competition than at any point this century. He averaged 8.6 points and 4.3 rebounds as Zalgiris reached the 2018 Final Four in his rookie season and returned to the playoffs last year. He shot 57.9% on two-pointers over that two-year period and had the second-highest total scoring, 602 points, behind only Brandon Davies. Before joining Zalgiris, White played two seasons in the 7DAYS EuroCup, first with Telekom Baskets Bonn and then with Zenit St Petersburg, averaging 10.1 points and 5.6 over a total of 26 games. He spent four years as a double-digit scorer at University of Iowa before turning pro.
"My family and I are happy to join Olimpia Milano and work with Coach Ettore Messina and my new temmates to try to compete at the highest level for one of the most prestigious clubs in Europe," White said. "I can't wait to get to Milan and get to work."