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Denis Marconato (born July 29, 1975) is an Italian former professional basketball player. He is 211 cm (6 ft 11 in) tall and played at the center position.

Denis Marconato
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Denis Marconato warming up in the second game of the 2008 ACB Finals.
Personal information
Born (1975-07-29) July 29, 1975 (age 43)
Treviso, Italy
Listed height6 ft 11 in (2.11 m)
Listed weight260 lb (118 kg)
Career information
Playing career1993–2016
Career history
1993–1995Benetton Treviso
1995–1996Floor Padova
1996–2005Benetton Treviso
2008–2009San Sebastián Gipuzkoa
2009Olimpia Milano
2009–2010Montepaschi Siena
2010–2012Pallacanestro Cantù
2012–2013Reyer Venezia Mestre
2014Pallacanestro Cantù
2016Dinamo Sassari
Career highlights and awards


Professional careerEdit

Marconato joined Benetton Treviso's youth team in 1990 and with them he won three juniors titles between 1991 and 1994. He made his debut in the Serie A with the senior team of Benetton Treviso in the 1993-94 season, but he did not have a place in Treviso's roster, so he was loaned to Padova, where he demonstrated his talent. In the 1996-97 season, he returned to Treviso and Benetton coach Mike D'Antoni gave him a more important role in the team; and that season Marconato won his first Italian Championship. After winning the Italian SuperCup title and MVP in 1997 and the Saporta Cup in 1999, he was named the MVP of the Italian Cup Final Eight in 2000 (won by Benetton).

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 Italian national team teammate Gianluca Basile. On January 14, 2015 he signed with Montichiari of the Serie B Basket.[1]

Italian national teamEdit

Marconato played in 1994 with the Under-20 junior Italian national team, and he also participated at the Under-22 European Championship held in Istanbul in 1996. From then onward, he was a stable member of the senior Italian national team, which won the European Championship in 1999, a bronze medal at the European Championship in 2003, and the silver medal at the 2004 Olympic Games in Athens. In addition, Marconato was also a member of the Italian roster at the World Championship in 2006.

Honors and awardsEdit

Pro careerEdit

- Rome, 27 September 2004. The initiative of the President of the Republic.[2]

Italian national teamEdit


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