Originally Posted by LilRomeo
He applied for Canadian citizenship, didn't he? Maybe his application has already been processed and the Italian NT probably advised him to withdraw from the team to prevent any issues with FIBA. I don't know if Italy recognized the dual citizenship, cuz in other countries (like Japan), once you're a naturalized citizen of another country, it will automatically renounced your native-born citizenship, therefore, Andrea will be ineligible to play for Italy if that's the case.
you can be a dual citizen and hold an Italian passport.