Virtus Segafredo Bologna ensured that its bright young guard Alessandro Pajola will remain with the club through 2025 by signing him to a contract extension. Pajola (1.94 meters, 21 years old) has been with Virtus with since he was 15 years old. He has averaged 3.9 points, 2.6 assists and 1.9 steals in seven EuroCup games. Pajola's 4.16 steals per 40 minutes is best in the EuroCup this season.
Pajola was a member of the Virtus squad that won the Italian second division title in 2017 and the Basketball Champions League in 2019. He was a member of the Italian squad that won the silver medal at the at the 2017 World U19 Championship in Egypt after helping them to the bronze medal at the U18 European Championship in Turkey the summer before.
"There is a lot of satisfaction and happiness in this extension," Pajola said in a statement released by the club. "I am proud of the path I have made up to here, I arrived in Virtus when I was only 15 and I found an environment that has helped me to grow both as a player and as a man. It fills me with pride to be able to wear the shirt of an important and historic club like Virtus Segafredo Bologna for many years."