AX Armani Exchange Milan added backcourt depth on Monday with the signing of point guard Tommaso Baldasso to a contract that extends through the end of the 2022-23 season. Baldasso (1.92 meters, 23 years old) arrives from Fortitudo Bologna, where he averaged 5.8 points per game so far this season. Baldasso started playing in the youth teams of Auxilium Torino and PMS Moncalieri. In 2016, he moved to Virtus Roma and there years later helped the team achieve promotion of the Italian first division. The next season, he posted 7.1 points and 3.0 rebounds per game for Roma before moving to Fortitudo and finishing the season with averages of 8.0 points and 2.9 rebounds. Baldasso made his debut with the Italian national team on November 30, 2020 in Tallinn, in a victory over Russia.
"We brought to Milan a young player, whom we had been following for some time and who plays a position in which, because of our schedule, it is important to have alternatives," Milan general manager Christos Stavropoulos said.
"I'm really happy about Coach [Ettore] Messina's call and about the opportunity given to me," Baldasso said. "Olimpia is a club of the highest level and normally it represents a destination team for any player. Regarding me, instead, it is a starting point to work hard, improve, develop myself and try to help this great team. I can't wait to start."