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 3⁄4 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.
|Born||23 September 1964|
|Listed height||2.15 m (7 ft 0.75 in)|
|Listed weight||118 kg (260 lb)|
|High school||Long Island Lutheran|
(Brookville, New York)
|NBA draft||1986 / Round: 2 / Pick: 40th overall|
|Selected by the Atlanta Hawks|
|2004–2007||Benedetto XIV Cento|
|Career highlights and awards|
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
Awards and AccomplishmentsEdit
- 5× Italian League Champion: (1984, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1998)
- 5× Italian Cup Winner: (1984, 1989, 1990, 1997, 1999)
- FIBA European Cup Winners' Cup (FIBA Saporta Cup) Champion: (1990)
- Italian Supercup Winner: (1995)
- FIBA European Selection: (1995)
- EuroLeague Champion: (1998)
Italian senior national teamEdit
- 1985 EuroBasket: Bronze
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