Bruno Mascolo: ʺTo Tortona to make the leap in quality. Ramondino was important in my choice
First contact with Tortona for Bruno Mascolo, new Bertram player. The point guard born in '96 arrives in black and white after having challenged Bertram several times over the last few years. In this regard Mascolo recalls how ʺAll the matches I played against Derthona were difficult because they have always been a strong and tough team. I know little about the city but, having lived in Turin, I know the Piedmont area well: people live well here..
Fresh from the years in Naples and Jesi, Bruno saw in Bertram an important opportunity to seize for his growth path: in this sense the player told how Derthona ʺyou represent the best team to try to make a leap in quality. I immediately accepted the proposal because the club is ambitious and has shown that it wants to focus heavily on me.
In Tortona the playmaker meets coach Marco Ramondino, with whom he shared some experiences with the youth national teams: his presence was important in the choice to wear the black and white jersey because ʺI know Marco well and I know how he coaches and how he treats the players. Furthermore, speaking with him, I was able to understand the technical vision he has of me: this aspect was influential in my choiceʺ.
One of the most significant experiences that saw Mascolo as a protagonist was the victory of the Albert Schweitzer Tournament in Mannheim in 2014. It is a prestigious and important competition, in which the best world prospects compete: this ʺallows each player to measure their level of growthʺ. The victory in the final against the USA, which arrived with a score of 86-73, represented It's one of the most beautiful emotions of my life – continues the new Bertram player – as winning that tournament with the Italy shirt was something spectacular.".
Mascolo is currently playing for Italy in the FIBA 3X3 Nations League Under 23, a competition that helps Bruno ʺto increase the physicality of my game and absorb contacts better. Furthermore, playing 3x3 also allows you to refine and improve your 1v1 skills..
In the month of July the playmaker will be involved, again wearing the Italy jersey, in the Universiade scheduled in Campania: this is another very important event which will see over 8000 athletes from different disciplines involved. In this regard Bruno tells how ʺexperiencing the Universiade will be a very nice experience: we play it at home and we have a fairly competitive team. I hope that the pitch factor can help us achieve a good result.
In addition to being a basketball player, Mascolo is also a university student enrolled in the faculty of Dentistry at the 'Luigi Vanvitelli University of Naples'. The decision to continue with her studies was made ʺsince I was nineteen, because I believe it is important to have second paths in life. I am very convinced and sure of the choice I made even if the exams, as is normal, are proceeding a bit slowly. I like studying dentistry as my father has a dental practice: when I stop playing I will be very happy to continue his practice..