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Fernandez signs with Italian team

Temple point guard Juan Fernandez signed a multi-year contract this morning to play professional basketball for EA7 Olimpia Milano, a top-level Italian basketball team.

Fernandez signs with Italian team

Temple point guard Juan Fernandez signed a multi-year contract this morning to play professional basketball for EA7 Olimpia Milano, a top-level Italian basketball team.

"I'm obviously really, really happy," said the point guard, who will graduate from Temple this summer.

Fernandez will receive a high six-figure salary, according to a source with knowledge. Fernandez and Milano reached the agreement in Portsmouth, Va.  Fernandez is there this week competing in the Portsmouth Invitational Tournament.

The 22-year-old Argentine was among 64 college seniors making early auditions for NBA and overseas personnel.

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Keith Pompey has been an Inquirer reporter since September 2004. He takes over the Sixers beat after covering the Temple men’s basketball team for the past three years and Temple football the past two seasons. Pompey also previously covered the Penn and Drexel men’s basketball team and Villanova football team after initially focusing on high school sports.

Pompey is a native Philadelphian and a University of Pittsburgh graduate. Follow him on Twitter @PompeyOnSixers or reach Keith at kpompey@phillynews.com. Reach Keith at kpompey@phillynews.com.

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