Denis Marconato warming up for the second game of the 2008 Spanish ACB League Finals.
|Born||July 29, 1975|
|Listed height||6 ft 11 in (2.11 m)|
|Listed weight||260 lb (118 kg)|
|2008–2009||San Sebastián Gipuzkoa|
|2012–2013||Reyer Venezia Mestre|
|Career highlights and awards|
Marconato joined Benetton Treviso's youth team in 1990, and with them he won three Italian juniors club titles between 1991 and 1994. In 1993, he made his debut in Italy's top-tier level men's professional LBA, with the senior team of Benetton Treviso, in the 1992–93 season. However, he did not have a regular place on Treviso's roster, so he was loaned to Padova, where he demonstrated his talent. In the 1996–97 season, he returned to Benetton Treviso, where the team's head coach Mike D'Antoni, gave him a more important role in the team; and in that season, Marconato won his first Italian League championship. After winning the Italian SuperCup title and MVP in 1997, and the FIBA Saporta Cup title in 1999, he was named the MVP of the Italian Cup Final Eight in 2000 (which was won by Treviso).
In the following years, he won two more Italian championships (2002, 2003), three more Italian Cups (2003, 2004, 2005) and played at two EuroLeague Final Fours (2002, 2003). During his last season with Treviso, Marconato was also the captain of the team. In the summer of 2005, he moved to the Spanish ACB League club FC Barcelona, together with his senior Italian national team teammate Gianluca Basile. On January 14, 2015, he signed with Montichiari of the Italian 3rd Division.
National team careerEdit
Marconato played at the 1994 FIBA Europe Under-20 Championship with the Italian under-20 junior national team, and he also played at the 1996 FIBA Europe Under-22 Championship, which was held in Istanbul. After that, he was a regular member of the senior Italian national team, with which he won a gold medal at the 1999 EuroBasket, a bronze medal at the 2003 EuroBasket, and a silver medal at the 2004 Athens Summer Olympic Games. In addition, Marconato was also a member of the Italian roster at the 2006 FIBA World Championship.
Honors and awardsEdit
Junior club careerEdit
- 3× Italian Junior Club Champion: (1991, 1992, 1994)
- 2× FIBA Saporta Cup Champion: (1995, 1999)
- 4× Italian League Champion: (1997, 2002, 2003, 2010)
- 4× Italian SuperCup Winner: (1997, 2001, 2002, 2009)
- 4× EuroLeague Final Four Participant: (1998, 2002, 2003, 2006)
- 8× Italian Cup Winner: (1993, 1994, 1995, 2000, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2010)
- Spanish Cup Winner: (2007)
- Italian 3rd Division Cup Winner: (2015)
Italian senior national teamEdit
- FIBA EuroBasket 1997: Silver
- FIBA EuroBasket 1999: Gold
- FIBA EuroBasket 2003: Bronze
- 2004 Summer Olympic Games: Silver