Marco Belinelli confirmed to La Gazzetta dello Sport the reports that he has been named for the 3-point shootout contest in the NBA All-Star Game.
Belinelli will be the second Italian after Danilo Gallinari to be in the All-Star Game.
"I am happy because it is very important to me, my fans and Italy" said Belinelli. "It is going to be a step forward in my career. I go to New Orleans to win" added Belinelli.