Team Italy routs BEKO All-Stars 107:92

The best talent in the Italian SerieA took to the court at the Laurentana Forum in Biella on Sunday for the 2012-13 BEKO All-Star Game. The Italians suited up 14, the foreign squad consisted of 12 team members, nine Americans, one Nigerian, one Guinean, and one Slovanian. Prior to the All-Star Game the Bonprix 3 point Contest and the NIKON Slam Dunk Contest were held.

BEKO All Stars

Tommaso Raspino flys over a NIKON Camera Prop during the Dunk Contest

Team Italy jumped out to the early advantage wrapping up the first quarter with a 29:18 margin. By the end of the first half the Italians held a 13-point lead, 53:40. The BEKO All-Stars cut the gap to 10 points at the end of the third frame, 76:66, but Team Italy outscored the foreigners 31:26 in the last period to earn the 107:92 victory.

Alessandro Gentile and Nicolo Melli talled 18 each for Team Italy, while Antwain Barbour led the BEKO All-Stars with 17.

Stefano Gentile dropped in 17 for the Italians and was named MVP of the contest.

The 3-point contest was won by Carlton Myers and the Dunk Contest was won by Tommaso Raspino.

BEKO All-Stars
Coach: Luca Banchi (Montepaschi Siena) 

4 Lance Harris Vanoli Cremona 196 USA
5 Antywane Robinson Enel Brindisi 203 USA
6 Russell Robinson Angelico Biella 185 GUE
8 Rok Stipcevic EA7 Emporio Armani MI 183 SLO
11 Mustafa Sharkur Sidigas Avellino 191 USA
21 Antwain Barbour Scavolini Banca Marche PU 194 USA
22 Jonathan Gibson Enel Brindisi 188 USA
24 Donnel Taylor Trenkwalder R.Emilia 198 USA
30 Steven Smith Saie3 Bologna 203 USA
31 Gani Lawal Acea Roma 205 NIG
32 Matt Janning Montepaschi Siena 197 USA
42 Bryant Dunston Cimberio Varese 203 USA


Italian All-Stars
Coach: Luca Dalmonte 

5 Awudu Abass Che bolletta Cantù 193
7 Matteo Imbro Saie3 Bologna 192
8 David Cournooh Biancoblù Bologna 187
9 Ricccardo Moraschimi Saie3 Bologna 192
10 Lorenzo D’Ercole Acea Roma 190
14 Valerio Mazzola Sutor Montegranaro 205
15 Riccardo Cervi Trenkwalder R.Emilia 214
18 Nicolò Melli EA7 Emporio Armani MI 205
20 Alessandro Amici Scavolini Banca Marche PU 200
22 Stefano Gentile Juve Caserta 191
25 Alessandro Gentile EA7 Emporio Armani MI 196
33 Achille Polonara Cimberio Varese 203
87 Daniele Magro Umana Venezia 208
91 Andrea De Nicolao Cimberio Varese 186


Bonprix 3 point Contest
Winner: Carlton Myers
Luigi Datome – Acea Roma
Larenzo D’Ercole – Acea Roma
Carlton Myers
Antonello Riva

NIKON Slam Dunk Contest
Winner: Tommaso Raspino
Antwain Barbour – Scavolini Banca Marche Pesaro
Aleksander Czyz – Acea Roma
Dominic James – Trenkwalder Reggio Emilia
Tommaso Raspino – Angelico Biella


  1. DW_3 on December 18, 2012 at 11:13

    But too early for All Star.

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