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- Angers tab Lukas Kvedaraviciuson January 21, 2021 at 5:30 am
LukasKvedaraviciusEtoile Angers Basket (NM1) inked 23-year old Lithuanian power forward Lukas Kvedaravicius (207cm-95kg). He started the season at BK Ventspils in Latvian LBL league. The last season Kvedaravicius played at Dzukija in Lithuanian LKL where in 9 games he averaged 5.3ppg and 2.8rpg. He represented Lithuania at the European Championships U20 in Crete (Greece) four years ago. His stats at that event were 3 games: 4.3ppg, 1.7rpg. Kvedaravicius has played also professionally for other Lithuanian...
- Lithuanian NKL round 20 best performance: Laurynas Kaveckis (by Hoops Agents)on January 21, 2021 at 5:30 am
LaurynasKaveckisGuard Laurynas Kaveckis (190-G-90) had a very impressive game in the last round for Telsiai, receiving a Hoops Agents NKL Player of the Week award for round 20. The 30-year old player was the main contributor (22 points, eight rebounds and four assists) to his team's victory, helping them to crush Silute (#6, 7-6) with 23-point margin 91-68. Telsiai maintains the 7th position in Lithuanian NKL. Telsiai is a typical solid league team placed somewhere in the middle or a little bit lower in...
- Roanne inks Jamel Artis, ex Juventuson January 21, 2021 at 5:30 am
Jamel ArtisChorale de Roanne Basket (Jeep ELITE ProA) agreed terms with 27-year old American forward Jamel Artis (201-98kg-93, college: Pittsburgh). He already started the season at Juventus in Lithuanian LKL league. In 6 games he had 6.3ppg and 3.7rpg this season. The last summer Artis played at Sideline Cancer in U.S. semi-pro league The Basketball Tournament. He helped them to make it to the final. Artis has played also professionally in NBA (Cleveland Cavaliers, New York Knicks, Orlando Magic...
- Coach Chomicius left Budivelnykon January 21, 2021 at 5:30 am
ValdemarasChomiciusExperienced 61-year old Lithuanian coach Valdemaras Chomicius (agency: Alti Sport) left Budivelnyk Kyiv (Superleague). He was coaching Lithuanian Senior National Team back in 2005. Chomicius has coached also in Russia (Dynamo Moscow) and Lithuania (Dzukija). Chomicius coached in the final of Ukrainian Superleague in 2015. By Eurobasket NEWS2 of Eurobasket.com
- Best players of Lithuanian LKL round 13on January 21, 2021 at 5:30 am
KristupasZemaitisKristupas Zemaitis (192-G-96) put on an extraordinary performance in the last round for Dzukija and that's him to receive a Hoops Agents Player of the Week award for round 13. The 24-year old guard had the game-high 26 points adding six rebounds and five assists for Dzukija in his team's victory, helping them to beat Prienai CBet (#7, 4-8) 91-77. Dzukija is placed at 8th position in Lithuanian LKL. Dzukija is rather a weak team placed in lower part in the standings. They need more...
- Pleikys' double-double lands him NKL Player of the Week awardon January 21, 2021 at 5:30 am
OskarasPleikys19-year old center Oskaras Pleikys (202-C-01) put on an amazing game in the last round for Gargzdu and receives a Hoops Agents NKL Player of the Week award for round 22. He had a double-double of 27 points and 10 rebounds, while his team edged out Neptunas-Akv. (#9, 5-9) 82-79. Gargzdu maintains the 5th position in Lithuanian NKL. They would have been even better if they hadn't lost a few games earlier this season. Gargzdu will need more victories to improve their 10-4 record. Pleikys...
- Donatas Motiejunas' double-double lands him Player of the Week award among Lithuanians playing currently abroad:on January 21, 2021 at 5:30 am
DonatasMotiejunasWe bring you last week's top performances from Lithuanians who are playing abroad and who all have had prior experience of national team duties at youth or senior level. This week's number one is an international power forward Donatas Motiejunas (213-90). He led Flying Tigers to a victory over the closely-ranked Jilin Tigers in the Chinese CBA in Wednesday night's game.
- McCullough is back at Anyang KGC, ex Rytason January 21, 2021 at 5:30 am
ChrisMcCulloughAnyang KGC (KBL) signed 25-year old American forward Chris McCullough (208-102kg-95, college: Syracuse). He joins another USA player Latavious Williams who is already in the roster. It is actually McCullough's comeback to Anyang as he has played here before. He already started the season at Rytas in Lithuanian LKL league. In 8 games he had 8.8ppg and 5.0rpg this season. McCullough also played 2 games in Basketball Champions League where he recorded 11.0ppg and 5.0rpg. The last season...