William Hatcher (188 cm, Miami, OH ’06) is joining Banco di Sardegna Sassari (Italy-Serie A). This will be the first appearance in Italy for the 32-year-old guard sine going pro in 2006. Hatcher will join a Banco di Sardegna Sassari team that finished fifth last season in the Serie A standings. In the Serie A playoffs, Banco was eliminated after losing in the quarter-finals. The team also competed in the Champions League where they failed to qualify past the group stage. Their record ended at 7-7 which was good enough for fifth place in Group E.
Hatcher is coming off a very productive season with BC Partizan Nis Beograd (Serbia-KLS). The majority of his games were played in the Adriatic League. There, Hatcher scored 15.4 ppg while dishing 3.9 apg in 29.2 mpg, mainly at the point guard position. The league awarded him by naming him to the All-Adriatic second team. The Champions League also put Hatcher on their All-Champions League second team in 2016/2017 after he scored 13.1 ppg with 4.2 apg. Hatcher’s strong performances playing outside Serbia surely went a long way with his new Italian squad.