Augusto Binelli

Augusto "Gus" Binelli (born 23 September 1964) is a retired Italian professional basketball player and coach. At a height of 2.15 m (7 ft 0 34 in) tall, and a weight of 118 kg (260 lb), he played at the center position. Binelli was drafted in the second round, of the 1986 NBA draft, by the Atlanta Hawks, though he never played in the NBA.

Augusto Binelli
Personal information
Born (1964-09-23) 23 September 1964 (age 56)
Carrara, Italy
Listed height2.15 m (7 ft 0.75 in)
Listed weight118 kg (260 lb)
Career information
High schoolLong Island Lutheran
(Brookville, New York)
NBA draft1986 / Round: 2 / Pick: 40th overall
Selected by the Atlanta Hawks
Playing career1983–2010
Coaching career2011–2013
Career history
As player:
1983–2000Virtus Bologna
2000–2001Progresso Castelmaggiore
2001–2002Sutor Montegranaro
2004–2007Benedetto XIV Cento
2009–2010Salus Bologna
As coach:
Career highlights and awards
As player:

Professional careerEdit

Binelli played with the senior men's team of Virtus Bologna, from 1980 to 2000. With Virtus Bologna, he won 5 Italian League championships (1984, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1998), 5 Italian Cups (1984, 1989, 1990, 1997, 1999), the EuroLeague championship (1998), and the FIBA European Cup Cup Winner's Cup (FIBA Saporta Cup) (1990). He was also a 2-time McDonald's Open finalist (1993, 1995).

He was a member of the FIBA European Selection team, in 1995.

Italian national teamEdit

Binelli played with the senior Italian national basketball team, at the EuroBasket 1985, where he won a bronze medal. He also played at the 1986 FIBA World Championship, and at the EuroBasket 1989.

Awards and AccomplishmentsEdit


Italian senior national teamEdit

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