Marco Belinelli (MAR-co Bell-LEE-nell-ee)
Full Name: Marco Belinelli
Position: Guard
Height/Weight: 6-5 / 192
Birthdate: March 25, 1986 (Bologna, Italy)
High School:
Team: Climamio Bologna
Country: Italy

Italia SerieA
Season G GS FGM FGA PCT FTM FTA PCT 3PM 3PA PCT REB AST STL BL PTS AVG
2002-03 16 0 12 27 .444 12 16 .750 2 15 .133 11 3 5 2 42 2.60
2003-04 34 0 31 48 .646 15 19 .789 25 61 .410 26 12 23 0 152 4.50
2004-05 45 0 51 93 .548 50 63 .794 47 117 .402 40 28 46 1 293 6.50
2005-06 47 0 78 158 .494 68 87 .782 132 322 .410 59 78 65 0 620 13.2
2006-07 33 32 99 182 .544 98 129 .760 76 225 .338 56 42 73 2 524 16.4
Totals 175 32 271 508 .533 243 314 .774 280 740 .378 192 163 212 5 1631 9.30
Euroleague
Season G GS FGM FGA PCT FTM FTA PCT 3PM 3PA PCT REB AST STL BL PTS AVG
2002-03 8 0 12 25 .480 6 9 .667 5 18 .278 10 8 3 0 45 5.60
2003-04 16 0 8 17 .471 5 6 .833 9 23 .391 9 5 5 0 48 3.00
2004-05 20 0 20 23 .606 11 16 .687 11 30 .367 24 21 10 1 84 4.20
2005-06 19 0 43 81 .530 27 38 .710 47 107 .439 31 19 27 0 254 13.2
2006-07 13 0 32 73 .438 31 41 .756 24 75 .320 25 17 10 0 167 12.9
Totals 76 0 115 219 .525 80 110 .727 96 253 .379 99 70 55 1 598 7.90

An early entry candidate for the 2007 NBA Draft.

Career Highlights: Spent the first two seasons of his pro career with Virtus Bologna. Moved to Fortitudo Bologna in 2003-04 and has been playing there ever since.

(2006-07): Averaged 16.4 points for Bologna in Serie A play, shooting .338 from three-point range. In Euroleague competition, posted 12.9 points on .320 three-point shooting.

(2005-06): Enjoyed an expanded role, and flourished for Bologna, averaging 13.2 points in both the Euroleague and Serie A in 27.9 minutes and 27.7 minutes per game, respectively. Shot .410 percent from three-point range in Serie A and .439 in the Euroleague. Posted an EL season-high 23 points in 25 minutes at Strasbourg. Represented Italy at the FIBA World Championship and scored 25 points vs. the United States in preliminary round play, and averaged 13.5 points per game for the Tournament.

(2004-05): Averaged 4.2 points in 20 games for Bologna in Euroleague competition, shooting .367 from three-point range. Produced 6.5 points per game in 45 Serie A contests, winning an Italian League title and the Italian Cup. At the 2005 Under-20 European Championship, averaged 16.6 points over eight games.

(2003-04): In his first season with Fortitudo Bologna, averaged 4.5 points in 34 SerieA games, shooting .410 from three-point range. In Euroleague play, averaged 3.0 points in 16 appearances. At the 2004 Under-18 European Championship, averaged 16.4 points in the Final Round, 26.2 points in the Challenge Round and 17.6 points in the Qualifying Round. Also participated in the Qualifying Round of the 2004 Under-20 Championship, producing 17.3 points per game for Italy.

(2002-03): Played 16 games in Serie A for Virtus Bologna, averaging 2.6 points, while posting 5.6 points in eight Euroleague appearances.

Strengths: Long and thin with good athleticism. Quick release on his shot. Can penetrate in traffic and get to the basket. Has a high basketball IQ, and the fundamentals to become an impact player. A natural leader.


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