Aldridge Signs Professional Contract with Italy’s Vanoli Cremona
Former Davidson men’s basketball standout Peyton Aldridge has signed a professional contract with Italy’s Vanoli Basket Cremona, the club announced Sunday.
Aldridge, the 2018 Atlantic 10 Co-Player of the Year and Tournament’s Most Outstanding Player, finished his standout career behind Stephen Curry (2,635) and John Gerdy (2,483) on Davidson’s all-time scoring list with 2,171 career points, which is also fifth in league history.
In 2017-18, Aldridge led the A-10 in scoring at 21.2 points per game, while grabbing 7.6 rebounds and shooting 85.1 percent from the line. The 6-8 forward reached double figures in 42 straight games dating back to last season, hitting the 20-point plateau 16 times and 30-point mark five.
In addition, Aldridge ranks among the program’s all-time leaders in rebounds (892/3rd), 3-pointers made (239/6th), free-throw percentage (.827/5th), blocks (116/3rd) and starts (130/1st).
A three-time all-conference performer, Aldridge led Davidson (21-12) to its first-ever Atlantic 10 Tournament title and program’s 14th NCAA Tournament appearance.
During his four-year standout career, the Wildcats posted an 82-48 overall record, 45-27 conference mark, won a regular season title, a conference tournament crown and appeared in three postseason tournaments (2015 & 2018 NCAA Tournament / 2016 NIT).
A participant in the 2018 NABC Reese’s All-Star game, Aldridge is the 12th player in program history and sixth under head coach Bob McKillop to earn All-America honors.
Aldridge recently played for the Utah Jazz Summer League squad.
57 of Coach McKillop’s former players have gone on to play professional basketball.
About Guerino Vanoli Basket
Guerino Vanoli Basket, also known for sponsorship reasons as Vanoli Cremona, is a professional basketball team of the city of Cremona. The team plays in LBA, the top Italian basketball league.