November 20, 2020Signed a two-year, $6.4 million contract with the Denver Nuggets.
Facundo "Facu" Campazzo was born in 1991 in Cordoba, Argentina, which is in the central part of the country, in the foothills of the Sierras Chicas on the Suquia River. The fiesty guard grew up in the Penarol Mar del Plata basketball program in Argentina, starting in the juniors league. He made his debut with the top pro Penarol team during the 2008-09 season. Campazzo was also a member of the Argentinean U-18 National Team. In 2010, he was named the Argentine League Revelation of the Year and the Argentine Cup MVP. Campazzo moved to Spain for the 2014-15 season and signed with Real Madrid. With Real Madrid, Campazzo won two EuroLeague championships in 2015 and 2018. While representing Argentina, Campazzo won the silver medal at the 2019 FIBA World Cup.College/International Summary
Campazzo began his national basketball career in 2007 as a member of Argentina's under-16 junior national team. The guard played at the 2007 FIBA South American Under-16 Championship, where he won a gold medal. In 2008, he started his pro career as a 17-year-old with Peñarol Mar del Plata of the Argentine League. He won four Argentine League Championships with Peñarol and one FIBA Americas League championship (2010). He also won Argentine Cup MVP in 2010 and Argentine League Finals MVP in 2012 and 2014. In 2012, Campazzo began a long run with the Argentine senior national team, collecting many international medals, including a 2019 World Cup silver medal. In 2014, Campazzo moved to Spain to continue his professional career via a three-year agreement with Real Madrid, though he was loaned to UCAM Murcia in 2015. He returned to Real Madrid in 2017 and helped the club win the 2017-18 EuroLeague season's championship. In 2018, he signed a second agreement with Real Madrid. In November of 2020, Campazzo signed a multi-year agreement with the NBA's Denver Nuggets and started his NBA career as a 29-year-old rookie.