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BYU basketball: Chase Fischer signs one-year deal in Italy

Chase Fischer will be playing basketball in Italy, but probably not eating that much gelato. It ain’t clean, ya know?

Chase Fischer, former BYU shooting guard, will play on Givova Scafati.

Former BYU guard Chase Fischer is taking his talents overseas.

We learned this week that Fischer has signed a one-year deal with the Italian team Givova Scafati.

For European basketball aficionados: Givova Scafati plays in the second-divison Serie A2.

For everyone else: The team is based in Scafati, Campania. Their team colors are yellow and blue (not unlike the Mountaineers of Chase’s home state West Virginia), and their mascot appears to be some sort of Tasmanian-devil looking thing.

See? Tasmanian-devil looking thing.
Photo: scafatibasket.com

They finished in 3rd place last year, and went 28-14. They were also ranked 1st in the West.

Eurobasket.com has Fischer listed in Givova Scafati’s starting lineup at point guard.

While ‘Sportando’ shared the news of Fischer’s signing early Saturday morning, his fiancee Kristin shared the news on her Instagram account Thursday.

The team themselves tweeted the news early Saturday saying, “Good weekend from #GivovaScafati and from #ChaseFischer.”

In Fischer’s senior season at BYU he averaged 18.2 points per game. He shot an average of 41 percent from the field and an exceptional 37 percent from three. And who can forget his game against New Mexico in Hawaii where he went off, scoring an astounding 41 points, including nine made threes?

He averaged 15.8 points in his career at BYU.

Fischer did work out for the Utah Jazz over the summer and said in a post-workout interview that it went fairly well, but guessed that he would play in Europe should the NBA not pan out.

“I’ll probably go to Europe and play,” he said. “I think my game translates really well to the European game.”

The EuroBasket season starts in October.

We wish Chase the best of luck in Italy. And while he probably won’t be eating much gelato, we sure hope he dishes out tons of points.