Facundo Campazzo Hopes To Play In NBA

Facundo Campazzo, who turned some heads with his play at last month’s Olympics in Brazil, is interested in making the jump to the NBA at some point, writes Gary Washburn of The Boston Globe. The Argentinian guard first told Washburn in August that joining an NBA team would be a “dream.”

“I would love to,” Campazzo said. “I would like to, but I know that it is not easy, not easy to [get there and play] in the best way possible. It is a dream for me.”

Campazzo was one of the highest-scoring players for any country in Rio, averaging 15.8 PPG over the course of six contests. His 33-point outburst against Brazil represented the second-highest single-game point total for any player during the Olympics — only teammate Andres Nocioni, who scored 37 in the same game, was better.

A 5’11” point guard, Campazzo is under contract with Real Madrid for one more year, per Washburn. Last season, the 25-year-old was on loan to CB Murcia and was the team’s leading scorer and distributor in Spanish League play, averaging 12.6 PPG to go along with 5.3 APG. Campazzo went undrafted in 2013, so his NBA rights aren’t currently held by any team.

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