Denis Marconato
Denis Marconato warming up for the second game of the 2008 Spanish ACB League Finals.
Personal information
Born (1975-07-29) July 29, 1975 (age 46)
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

Denis Marconato (born July 29, 1975) is an Italian former professional basketball player. At a height of 2.11 m (6'11") tall, he played at the center position.

Professional career

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.[1]

National team career

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 awards

Junior club career

Pro career

Italian senior national team

Individual awards