Peter Guarasci

Peter Guarasci is a professional basketball
Basketball is a team sport in which two teams of five players try to score points by throwing or "shooting" a ball through the top of a basketball hoop while following a set of rules...

 power forward
Power forward (basketball)
Power forward is a position in the sport of basketball. The position is referred to in playbook terms as the four position and is commonly abbreviated "PF". It has also been referred to as the "post" position. Power forwards play a role similar to that of center in what is called the "post" or "low...

Center (basketball)
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 from Canada
Canada is a North American country consisting of ten provinces and three territories. Located in the northern part of the continent, it extends from the Atlantic Ocean in the east to the Pacific Ocean in the west, and northward into the Arctic Ocean...

. Having played in Serie A
Serie A (basketball)
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 and the Basketball Bundesliga
Basketball Bundesliga
The Basketball Bundesliga — commonly abbreviated BBL — is the highest level league of club basketball in Germany. The league comprises 18 teams. A BBL season is split into a league stage and a playoff stage...

, he currently plays in the Lega2 in Italy
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 and is a former prominent member of the Canadian national men's basketball team
Canadian national men's basketball team
The Canadian national men's basketball team represents Canada in international basketball competitions. The team is currently ranked 24th by FIBA. Athletes for this team are selected by Canada Basketball...


Guarasci played collegiately for Fairfield University
Fairfield University
Fairfield University is a private, co-educational undergraduate and master's level teaching-oriented university located in Fairfield, Connecticut, in the New England region of the United States. It was founded by the Society of Jesus in 1942, and today is one of 28 member institutions of the...

 for two seasons, 1992-93 and 1993-94. He was named to the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference
Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference
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 all-rookie team as a freshman. Guarasci then transferred to Simon Fraser University
Simon Fraser University
Simon Fraser University is a Canadian public research university in British Columbia with its main campus on Burnaby Mountain in Burnaby, and satellite campuses in Vancouver and Surrey. The main campus in Burnaby, located from downtown Vancouver, was established in 1965 and has more than 34,000...

 where he played in 1995 and 1996 and was named 1996 NAIA
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 conference player of the year. He graduated with a degree in business.

The 6'9, 230 lbs. Guarasci joined Italian club Scavolini Pesaro in 1996 and played three seasons for the club. He played 1999-2000 for the German club Frankfurt Skyliners, averaging 10.5 points per game. He returned to Serie A the next season joining Roseto Basket
Roseto Basket
Roseto Basket also known as Roseto Sharks and Pallacanestro Roseto 1946 was an Italian professional basketball team from Roseto, Abruzzo, Italy that was established in 1946....

, where he stayed for three seasons. In 2003 he joined his current club Basket Rimini Crabs
Basket Rimini Crabs
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Guarasci was a member of the Canadian national team from 1996 through 2003, participating in the 1998 FIBA World Championship
1998 FIBA World Championship
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 and 2000 Summer Olympics
Basketball at the 2000 Summer Olympics
-Group B:-Championship bracket:-Classification matches:-Preliminary round:The four best teams from each group advanced to the quarterfinal round.-Group A:-Group B:-Championship bracket:...

. The Canadians were impressive early on at these Olympics, winning their group in the preliminary round, before being defeated by France
France national basketball team
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 in the quarter-finals.

Of Italian
Italian people
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 descent, Guarasci has acquired dual Canadian-Italian citizenship.


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