Aquila Basket Trento was founded in 1995 and the initiative of Gianni Brusinelli and Marco Angelini slowly gained momentum. The club began in the seventh tier of Italian basketball and the arrival of Giovanni Zobele - who would stay with the team for 13 years - as team president brought its first promotion to a higher level. But that was only the start of things to come. Over the next five seasons, the club climbed two more tiers and in the 2004-05 season, Aquila Basket won a lower league double by winning the fifth division championship and downing Navarra Ferentino 77-68 to lift the Italian Cup for amateur teams. Trento's appetite grew as it came close to promotion again before it acquired Lumezzane Basket's license to get into the Italian third division in 2009. By 2011-12, Aquila Basket was already on top of the third division; Coach Maurizio Buscaglia's team downed Chieti 3-1 to lift the crown. Trento had immediate success in the second-best Italian level and lifted the Second Division Cup by downing Pistoia in the final 84-76. The team also reached the playoff semifinals. By the next season, Trento won the regular season and stormed through the playoffs against Agrigento, Turin and Capo d'Orlando to earn promotion into the Italian League first division. Trento played its first elite level season in 2014-15 and finished fourth in the Italian League regular season led by league MVP Tony Mitchell. Trento was ousted in the playoff quarterfinals by eventual champion Dinamo Banco di Sardegna Sassari, but earned a spot to play the 2015-16 EuroCup. Behind Coach Buscaglia and forwards Julian Wright and Davide Pascolo, Trento went on a historic run to the semifinals against all odds. Back home, Trento also made it to the Italian Cup semifinals. In 2017-18, Trento reached the EuroCup Top 16 and the Italian League finals. But the team did not get past the EuroCup regular season and lost in the Italian League quarterfinals to Umana Reyer Venice the following season. In 2019-20, Trento compiled a 5-5 record in the EuroCup to reach the Top 16 but slumped to a 0-6 record in the next stage. In the Italian League, the team built up an 11-10 record and was in a three-way tie in the fight for the final two playoff spots when the season was cancelled due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Trento will be hungry to improve on its showing from last season in 2020-21.