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Meet new Charlotte Hornets guard Marco Belinelli

Italy's Marco Belinelli celebrates scoring during the EuroBasket group B match against Germany in Berlin on Sept. 9, 2015.
Italy's Marco Belinelli celebrates scoring during the EuroBasket group B match against Germany in Berlin on Sept. 9, 2015. AFP/Getty Images

MARCO BELINELLI

Country: Italy

Position: Shooting guard

Height/Weight: 6-5, 210 pounds

Worth mentioning

▪ Belinelli was drafted No. 18 overall in 2007 by the Golden State Warriors.

▪ Since leaving Golden State after the 2008-2009 season, he has also played in Toronto, New Orleans, Chicago, San Antonio and most recently Sacramento.

▪ Belinelli was the first Italian player in NBA history to win a championship, with the 2013-2014 San Antonio Spurs.

▪ The shooting guard has career NBA averages of 9.4 points and 1.6 assists per game.

▪ Known for shooting from beyond the arc, Belinelli won the 2014 Three-Point Contest against Washington Wizards guard Bradley Beal.

Brendan Marks

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