Panathinaikos BC adds Vildoza

Panathinaikos BC announces the signing of Luca Vildoza (28, 1.91 meters) on a three years contract.

Vildoza is a basketball player, born on August 11, 1995 in Quilmes, Argentina. He last played for Crvena zvezda mts of the Euroleague and the Adriatic League.

He began his career with the Argentine 1st Division (LNB) club Quilmes, in the 2011–12 LNB season. He then played in the Argentine 2nd Division with Quilmes during the TNA 2012–13 season. He spent the next three seasons playing in the top-tier level Argentine League with Quilmes.

In 2016, Vildoza signed a four-year contract with the Liga ACB club Baskonia. However, Baskonia loaned him back to Quilmes for the 2016–17 season where he averaged 16.9 points and 3.9 assists per game. He rejoined Baskonia for the 2017–18 season and made a debut in the EuroLeague. Over 24 EuroLeague games, he averaged 4.5 points, 2 assists, and 1.3 rebounds per game. In the Liga ACB, he appeared in 25 games and averaged 5.9 points while shooting 50% from the field goal and 40.4% from the three-point line. Baskonia made the ACB Playoffs Finals that season and lost the final 3–1 to Real Madrid.

In the 2018–19 season, Vildoza's role in the team increased, and so did his stats, as he averaged 9.1 points and 3.8 assists over 34 games of the EuroLeague.

In March 2019, he signed a contract extension with Baskonia to stay until the end of 2023–24 season. In the Liga ACB, he appeared in 32 games, averaging 9.3 points per game.

On May 6, 2021, Vildoza signed with the New York Knicks, but nn October 5, he announced that he had undergone surgery on his right foot. On April 6, 2022, Vildoza was signed by the Milwaukee Bucks.

On April 22, 2022, Vildoza made his NBA debut in game three of a first-round playoff series against the Chicago Bulls.

In October, 2022, he was signed by Crvena zvezda mts of the Adriatic League and the EuroLeague.

Vildoza was a member of the junior national teams of Argentina. He played with Argentina's junior national team at the 2012 FIBA Under-17 World Cup. He is also a member of the senior men's Argentine national basketball team. With Argentina's senior team, he has played at the 2014 ODESUR Games, the 2015 Pan American Games, the 2016 South American Championship, and the 2017 FIBA AmeriCup.

In 2019, Vildoza took part in the team that won the Pan American gold medal in Lima. Vildoza was included in the Argentine squad for the 2019 FIBA Basketball World Cup and clinched the silver medal with Argentina, which emerged as runners-up to Spain at the 2019 FIBA Basketball World Cup.