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Yann Jean Claude Bonato (born March 4, 1972 in Cannes) is a former professional basketball player from France, who won the silver medal at the 2000 Summer Olympics with the senior French Men's National Team.

Yann Bonato
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Bonato in 2003.
Personal information
Born (1972-03-04) 4 March 1972 (age 47)
Cannes, France
NationalityFrench
Listed height6 ft 7.5 in (2.02 m)
Listed weight210 lb (95 kg)
Career information
CollegeVCU (1990–1991)
NBA draft1994 / Undrafted
Playing career1991–2004
PositionShooting guard / Small forward
Career history
1991–1993Olympique d'Antibes
1993–1995PSG Racing
1995–1997CSP Limoges
1997–1998Scavolini Pesaro
1998–1999Reggio Emilia
1999–2000CSP Limoges
2000–2003ASVEL Lyon-Villeurbanne
2003–2004CSP Limoges
Career highlights and awards

College careerEdit

Professional careerEdit

After college, Bonato moved back to France, where he played for several different teams, such as CSP Limoges and ASVEL Basket. He was twice elected the Most Valuable French Player in the French League, in 1995 and 1997. He also played two seasons in Italy.

France national teamEdit

Bonato played with the senior men's French national basketball team in 92 caps. With France, he played at the 1993 EuroBasket, the 1995 EuroBasket, the 1997 EuroBasket, and the 2000 Summer Olympics, where he won a silver medal.[1]

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