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1 Francesco Badocchi
Francesco  Badocchi


Milan, Italy

High School:
Bishop Miege (Kan.)

Height / Weight:
6-7 / 185


• Two-year letterwinner from 2015-17 for head coach Rick Zych at Bishop Miege High School in Mission, Kan.
• Averaged 13.9 points, 5.9 rebounds and 2.7 blocks as Bishop Miege captured its second straight Class-4A Division I basketball championship in 2016-17
• Earned state tournament MVP honors after tallying 21 points in the Stags' state final win over McPherson
• Named to the Class-4A All-State first team
• Netted All-State honorable mention honors as a junior as Bishop Miege won its first of back-to-back high school titles in 2015-16
• Guided Bishop Miege to a 44-6 record during his two seasons

• Francesco Herman Badocchi
• Born in Milan, Italy
• Parents are Claudio and Donna Jones Badocchi
• Has two older sisters, Camilla and Arianna
• Volunteered for Uplift, a homeless outreach program, and also assists elderly people
• Enjoys music and played piano concerts growing up in Italy
• Member of the Italian National Basketball Team
• Chose Virginia because it was the perfect fit to develop as an all-around athlete and student in a great environment
• Was also recruited by Illinois, Wichita State, Boise State and Florida Gulf Coast
• Career goals are to play at the highest level of basketball and be successful in the business world
• Intends to major in business

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