According to Il Carlino, American player Markis McDuffie has arrived in Pesaro and is preparing for his first training session with VL. His arrival brings the number of foreigners in the team to five and he is expected to make his debut in the safety play-off against Brindisi.
McDuffie, who has already met some of his new teammates, has not played an official game since December 2nd. However, his long, athletic build is considered an advantage for maintaining fitness.
McDuffie's role on the team is seen as potentially significant, especially with Ford playing at times. The article points out that other players like Ford and Bluiett need to step up or they could lose spots on the team.