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Tevin Falzon joins Sutor Montegranaro in Serie C Gold

Malta international Tevin Falzon (centre) has joined Sutor Basket Montegranaro. Photo: Vigor Basket Matelica

Malta international Tevin Falzon has secured his next professional contract after signing with Serie C Gold side Sutor Basket Montegranaro on Tuesday.

Falzon, who was on the books of Vigor Basketball Matelica last season, stays in the same division with his new club under new coach Vincenzo Patrizio.

Watch: “I’m a part of history” says Malta international Falzon after helping Matelica to championship

The Malta forward had achieved promotion to Serie B with Matelica but could not continue his journey with the club due to regulations regarding import players. He now joins a side that is coming off relegation from Serie B last season after facing defeat in game four of their playout fixture against Cesena.

Since then, the club has gone through a complete rebuild, with Falzon being a key piece as the team looks to fight for promotion yet again.

The club’s announcement on Tuesday called the signing “a big hit for Sutor” after acquiring a forward who had 30 appearances and averaged 15 points per game last season. This will be Falzon’s third season on the books of an Italian club. COVID-19 troubles, which halted his season with Pallacanestro Palestrina before it even started in the 2020-21 season, led to the former Bristol Flyers forward having to wait until this season to leave his mark on Italian basketball. He did just that as Matelica celebrated their first-ever promotion in June.

Watch: Falzon eyes more wins after dramatic buzzer-beater triple against Andorra

Falzon enters the next stage of his career on the back of a silver medal with the Malta national team in the FIBA Small Countries Games, where his last-second buzzer-beating three-pointer against Andorra remains in the memory of the Maltese basketball community for years to come.

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