Lietuvos Rytas
#4 Forward Lithuania 1979 Height: 1.98
#5 Forward Lithuania 1975 Height: 2.00
#7 Guard Latvia 1974 Height: 1.90
#8 Forward United States of America 1978 Height: 1.93
#9 Guard Lithuania 1982 Height: 1.90
#10 Center Lithuania 1983 Height: 2.10
#11 Forward Lithuania 1987 Height: 1.92
#11 Guard Croatia 1981 Height: 1.90
#12 Forward Bosnia and Herzegovina 1974 Height: 2.05
#13 Forward Lithuania 1982 Height: 2.02
#14 Forward Lithuania 1981 Height: 2.07
#15 Center Lithuania 1980 Height: 2.11
#23 Guard United States of America 1979 Height: 1.85
#24 Guard Latvia 1977 Height: 1.90
#44 Forward Australia 1978 Height: 2.08
Head coach Croatia 1962
EuroLeague 2005-06
Accumulated Statistics - All phases
  Rebounds Blocks Fouls
Player G GS Min Pts 2FG 3FG FT O D T As St To Fv Ag Cm Rv PIR
BAKER, MAURICE 9 4 148:45 26 8/20 1/5 7/7 2 9 11 9 10 17   3 27 11 4
BUSKEVICS, SANDIS 13 0 143:00 39 7/18 6/20 7/8 2 19 21 12 7 12 1   16 11 37
CUKINAS, POVILAS 12 1 95:00 23 11/19   1/4 5 15 20 6 1 4 7 2 15 5 30
DELININKAITIS, TOMAS 19 2 273:00 99 16/40 14/53 25/35 9 11 20 19 10 22   2 33 28 46
EZERSKIS, ERNESTAS 1 0 3:00                         1   -1
HOUSE, FRED 19 19 502:45 227 47/110 30/85 43/57 25 35 60 27 37 38 2 8 62 57 170
JASAITIS, SIMAS 20 19 585:45 214 40/69 38/96 20/27 35 65 100 20 30 25 3 1 56 27 218
JAVTOKAS, ROBERTAS 20 20 576:30 192 73/134 1/8 43/103 60 104 164 18 19 33 39 6 71 85 279
LUKAUSKIS, MINDAUGAS 19 0 280:00 82 14/35 13/36 15/23 17 43 60 16 16 15   1 32 22 96
MUJEZINOVIC, HARIS 15 5 276:30 139 31/61 11/35 44/68 25 34 59 17 16 36 1 5 53 57 117
NIELSEN, MATT 19 13 488:30 235 67/138 10/28 71/101 31 67 98 33 21 39 6 2 53 78 258
SLEZAS, ANDRIUS 15 1 173:15 48 7/18 7/34 13/19 12 18 30 7 10 8 2   25 21 41
STELMAHERS, ROBERTS 16 16 450:15 161 25/60 28/67 27/35 4 37 41 54 14 32   3 39 48 162
TOMAS, IVAN 2 0 28:45 5 1/4 1/1 0/2   2 2 5 2 2   1 2 5 9
Totals     4025:00 1490 347/726 160/468 316/489 248 504 752 243 241 289 61 34 489 456 1571
Average     201:15 74.5 47.8% 34.2% 64.6% 12.4 25.2 37.6 12.15 12.05 14.45 3.05 1.7 24.45 22.8 78.55
Average Statistics - All phases
  Rebounds Blocks Fouls
Player G GS Min Pts 2FG 3FG FT O D T As St To Fv Ag Cm Rv PIR
BAKER, MAURICE 9 4 16:31 2.9 40% 20% 100% 0.2 1 1.2 1 1.1 1.9   0.3 3 1.2 0.4
BUSKEVICS, SANDIS 13 0 11:00 3 38.9% 30% 87.5% 0.2 1.5 1.6 0.9 0.5 0.9 0.1   1.2 0.8 2.8
CUKINAS, POVILAS 12 1 7:55 1.9 57.9%   25% 0.4 1.3 1.7 0.5 0.1 0.3 0.6 0.2 1.3 0.4 2.5
DELININKAITIS, TOMAS 19 2 14:22 5.2 40% 26.4% 71.4% 0.5 0.6 1.1 1 0.5 1.2   0.1 1.7 1.5 2.4
EZERSKIS, ERNESTAS 1 0 3:00                         1   -1
HOUSE, FRED 19 19 26:27 11.9 42.7% 35.3% 75.4% 1.3 1.8 3.2 1.4 1.9 2 0.1 0.4 3.3 3 8.9
JASAITIS, SIMAS 20 19 29:17 10.7 58% 39.6% 74.1% 1.8 3.3 5 1 1.5 1.3 0.2 0.1 2.8 1.4 10.9
JAVTOKAS, ROBERTAS 20 20 28:49 9.6 54.5% 12.5% 41.7% 3 5.2 8.2 0.9 1 1.6 2 0.3 3.5 4.3 13.9
LUKAUSKIS, MINDAUGAS 19 0 14:44 4.3 40% 36.1% 65.2% 0.9 2.3 3.2 0.8 0.8 0.8   0.1 1.7 1.2 5.1
MUJEZINOVIC, HARIS 15 5 18:26 9.3 50.8% 31.4% 64.7% 1.7 2.3 3.9 1.1 1.1 2.4 0.1 0.3 3.5 3.8 7.8
NIELSEN, MATT 19 13 25:42 12.4 48.6% 35.7% 70.3% 1.6 3.5 5.2 1.7 1.1 2.1 0.3 0.1 2.8 4.1 13.6
SLEZAS, ANDRIUS 15 1 11:33 3.2 38.9% 20.6% 68.4% 0.8 1.2 2 0.5 0.7 0.5 0.1   1.7 1.4 2.7
STELMAHERS, ROBERTS 16 16 28:08 10.1 41.7% 41.8% 77.1% 0.3 2.3 2.6 3.4 0.9 2   0.2 2.4 3 10.1
TOMAS, IVAN 2 0 14:22 2.5 25% 100%     1 1 2.5 1 1   0.5 1 2.5 4.5
Average     201:15 74.5 47.8% 34.2% 64.6% 12.4 25.2 37.6 12.15 12.05 14.45 3.05 1.7 24.45 22.8 78.55
Accumulated Statistics - Top 16
  Rebounds Blocks Fouls
Player G GS Min Pts 2FG 3FG FT O D T As St To Fv Ag Cm Rv PIR
BAKER, MAURICE 6 1 77:00 15 5/12 0/3 5/5 1 7 8 5 3 9     14 6 4
BUSKEVICS, SANDIS 3 0 29:45 10 1/2 2/6 2/2   3 3 1 1       3 1 8
CUKINAS, POVILAS 5 1 52:15 13 6/12   1/4 3 7 10 3 1 3 6 1 10 3 13
DELININKAITIS, TOMAS 5 1 73:30 33 6/13 4/15 9/16 4 2 6 3 5 7   1 11 10 13
EZERSKIS, ERNESTAS 1 0 3:00                         1   -1
HOUSE, FRED 6 6 166:30 79 19/38 10/27 11/15 11 13 24 11 7 14 2 3 21 18 63
JASAITIS, SIMAS 6 5 192:15 57 9/20 12/31 3/4 12 25 37 8 10 9 1   16 7 64
JAVTOKAS, ROBERTAS 6 6 193:00 57 23/45 0/4 11/24 25 35 60 6 9 9 16 2 22 26 102
LUKAUSKIS, MINDAUGAS 5 0 69:00 17 6/18 1/8 2/4 5 10 15 4 6 5   1 10 5 10
MUJEZINOVIC, HARIS 2 1 27:45 10 2/3 1/1 3/6 1 1 2 1 2 4     6 5 6
NIELSEN, MATT 5 4 140:30 73 23/49 4/8 15/28 9 13 22 11 7 10 2 1 16 22 67
SLEZAS, ANDRIUS 5 0 59:45 18 3/9 2/9 6/10 4 9 13 1 5 2 1   11 9 17
STELMAHERS, ROBERTS 5 5 115:45 40 4/10 8/21 8/11   7 7 15 2 10     11 9 30
Totals     1200:00 422 107/231 44/133 76/129 79 150 229 69 70 86 28 9 154 121 424
Average     200:00 70.33 46.3% 33.1% 58.9% 13.16 25 38.16 11.5 11.66 14.33 4.66 1.5 25.66 20.16 70.66
Average Statistics - Top 16
  Rebounds Blocks Fouls
Player G GS Min Pts 2FG 3FG FT O D T As St To Fv Ag Cm Rv PIR
BAKER, MAURICE 6 1 12:50 2.5 41.7%   100% 0.2 1.2 1.3 0.8 0.5 1.5     2.3 1 0.7
BUSKEVICS, SANDIS 3 0 9:55 3.3 50% 33.3% 100%   1 1 0.3 0.3       1 0.3 2.7
CUKINAS, POVILAS 5 1 10:27 2.6 50%   25% 0.6 1.4 2 0.6 0.2 0.6 1.2 0.2 2 0.6 2.6
DELININKAITIS, TOMAS 5 1 14:42 6.6 46.2% 26.7% 56.3% 0.8 0.4 1.2 0.6 1 1.4   0.2 2.2 2 2.6
EZERSKIS, ERNESTAS 1 0 3:00                         1   -1
HOUSE, FRED 6 6 27:45 13.2 50% 37% 73.3% 1.8 2.2 4 1.8 1.2 2.3 0.3 0.5 3.5 3 10.5
JASAITIS, SIMAS 6 5 32:02 9.5 45% 38.7% 75% 2 4.2 6.2 1.3 1.7 1.5 0.2   2.7 1.2 10.7
JAVTOKAS, ROBERTAS 6 6 32:10 9.5 51.1%   45.8% 4.2 5.8 10 1 1.5 1.5 2.7 0.3 3.7 4.3 17
LUKAUSKIS, MINDAUGAS 5 0 13:48 3.4 33.3% 12.5% 50% 1 2 3 0.8 1.2 1   0.2 2 1 2
MUJEZINOVIC, HARIS 2 1 13:52 5 66.7% 100% 50% 0.5 0.5 1 0.5 1 2     3 2.5 3
NIELSEN, MATT 5 4 28:06 14.6 46.9% 50% 53.6% 1.8 2.6 4.4 2.2 1.4 2 0.4 0.2 3.2 4.4 13.4
SLEZAS, ANDRIUS 5 0 11:57 3.6 33.3% 22.2% 60% 0.8 1.8 2.6 0.2 1 0.4 0.2   2.2 1.8 3.4
STELMAHERS, ROBERTS 5 5 23:09 8 40% 38.1% 72.7%   1.4 1.4 3 0.4 2     2.2 1.8 6
Average     200:00 70.33 46.3% 33.1% 58.9% 13.16 25 38.16 11.5 11.66 14.33 4.66 1.5 25.66 20.16 70.66
Accumulated Statistics - Regular Season
  Rebounds Blocks Fouls
Player G GS Min Pts 2FG 3FG FT O D T As St To Fv Ag Cm Rv PIR
BAKER, MAURICE 3 3 71:45 11 3/8 1/2 2/2 1 2 3 4 7 8   3 13 5  
BUSKEVICS, SANDIS 10 0 113:15 29 6/16 4/14 5/6 2 16 18 11 6 12 1   13 10 29
CUKINAS, POVILAS 7 0 42:45 10 5/7     2 8 10 3   1 1 1 5 2 17
DELININKAITIS, TOMAS 14 1 199:30 66 10/27 10/38 16/19 5 9 14 16 5 15   1 22 18 33
HOUSE, FRED 13 13 336:15 148 28/72 20/58 32/42 14 22 36 16 30 24   5 41 39 107
JASAITIS, SIMAS 14 14 393:30 157 31/49 26/65 17/23 23 40 63 12 20 16 2 1 40 20 154
JAVTOKAS, ROBERTAS 14 14 383:30 135 50/89 1/4 32/79 35 69 104 12 10 24 23 4 49 59 177
LUKAUSKIS, MINDAUGAS 14 0 211:00 65 8/17 12/28 13/19 12 33 45 12 10 10     22 17 86
MUJEZINOVIC, HARIS 13 4 248:45 129 29/58 10/34 41/62 24 33 57 16 14 32 1 5 47 52 111
NIELSEN, MATT 14 9 348:00 162 44/89 6/20 56/73 22 54 76 22 14 29 4 1 37 56 191
SLEZAS, ANDRIUS 10 1 113:30 30 4/9 5/25 7/9 8 9 17 6 5 6 1   14 12 24
STELMAHERS, ROBERTS 11 11 334:30 121 21/50 20/46 19/24 4 30 34 39 12 22   3 28 39 132
TOMAS, IVAN 2 0 28:45 5 1/4 1/1 0/2   2 2 5 2 2   1 2 5 9
Totals     2825:00 1068 240/495 116/335 240/360 169 354 523 174 171 203 33 25 335 335 1147
Average     201:47 76.28 48.5% 34.6% 66.7% 12.07 25.28 37.35 12.42 12.21 14.5 2.35 1.78 23.92 23.92 81.92
Average Statistics - Regular Season
  Rebounds Blocks Fouls
Player G GS Min Pts 2FG 3FG FT O D T As St To Fv Ag Cm Rv PIR
BAKER, MAURICE 3 3 23:55 3.7 37.5% 50% 100% 0.3 0.7 1 1.3 2.3 2.7   1 4.3 1.7  
BUSKEVICS, SANDIS 10 0 11:19 2.9 37.5% 28.6% 83.3% 0.2 1.6 1.8 1.1 0.6 1.2 0.1   1.3 1 2.9
CUKINAS, POVILAS 7 0 6:06 1.4 71.4%     0.3 1.1 1.4 0.4   0.1 0.1 0.1 0.7 0.3 2.4
DELININKAITIS, TOMAS 14 1 14:15 4.7 37% 26.3% 84.2% 0.4 0.6 1 1.1 0.4 1.1   0.1 1.6 1.3 2.4
HOUSE, FRED 13 13 25:51 11.4 38.9% 34.5% 76.2% 1.1 1.7 2.8 1.2 2.3 1.8   0.4 3.2 3 8.2
JASAITIS, SIMAS 14 14 28:06 11.2 63.3% 40% 73.9% 1.6 2.9 4.5 0.9 1.4 1.1 0.1 0.1 2.9 1.4 11
JAVTOKAS, ROBERTAS 14 14 27:23 9.6 56.2% 25% 40.5% 2.5 4.9 7.4 0.9 0.7 1.7 1.6 0.3 3.5 4.2 12.6
LUKAUSKIS, MINDAUGAS 14 0 15:04 4.6 47.1% 42.9% 68.4% 0.9 2.4 3.2 0.9 0.7 0.7     1.6 1.2 6.1
MUJEZINOVIC, HARIS 13 4 19:08 9.9 50% 29.4% 66.1% 1.8 2.5 4.4 1.2 1.1 2.5 0.1 0.4 3.6 4 8.5
NIELSEN, MATT 14 9 24:51 11.6 49.4% 30% 76.7% 1.6 3.9 5.4 1.6 1 2.1 0.3 0.1 2.6 4 13.6
SLEZAS, ANDRIUS 10 1 11:21 3 44.4% 20% 77.8% 0.8 0.9 1.7 0.6 0.5 0.6 0.1   1.4 1.2 2.4
STELMAHERS, ROBERTS 11 11 30:24 11 42% 43.5% 79.2% 0.4 2.7 3.1 3.5 1.1 2   0.3 2.5 3.5 12
TOMAS, IVAN 2 0 14:22 2.5 25% 100%     1 1 2.5 1 1   0.5 1 2.5 4.5
Average     201:47 76.28 48.5% 34.6% 66.7% 12.07 25.28 37.35 12.42 12.21 14.5 2.35 1.78 23.92 23.92 81.92
Club info

Lietuvos Rytas Vilnius was truly a streaky squad in 2016-17. A scheduling quirk saw the club open the EuroCup with three straight road games and it lost them all in frustrating fashion – including a game at RETAbet Bilbao Basket in which it led in the fourth quarter and in double overtime at ALBA Berlin. However Rytas hosted its next three games and won them all to get to 3-3. Rytas then lost back-to-back games to finish fourth in its regular season group. The Top 16 started with another game in which Rytas lost a fourth-quarter lead, this time at home against Hapoel Bank Yahav Jerusalem. But Coach Pacesas’s men swept Nizhny Novgorod to get back in the playoff race. It all came down to the Top 16 finale in which Rytas defeated Zenit St. Petersburg, but not by enough of a margin to take the tiebreaker and missed the playoffs by a few baskets. The team also faced disappointment at home as Juventus knocked it out of the Lithuanian Cup in the quarterfinals. Rytas was the regular season runner-up in the Lithuanian League with a 26-10 record and won its first four playoff games – three in a quarterfinals sweep of Pieno Zvaigzdes and the fourth in Game 1 of the semifinals against Lietkabelis Panevezys, however Lietkabelis then won three in a row to take the series and end Rytas’s season on a down note.

EuroLeague

SEASON COMPETITION RECORD FINISH
2013-14 EuroLeague 1-9 Regular Season
2012-13 EuroLeague 2-8 Regular Season
2010-11 EuroLeague 7-9 Top 16
2009-10 EuroLeague 4-6 Regular Season
2007-08 EuroLeague 13-7 Top 16
2005-06 EuroLeague 11-9 Top 16
TOTAL: 38-48

EuroCup

SEASON COMPETITION RECORD FINISH
2016-17 EuroCup 6-8 Top 16
2015-16 EuroCup 2-8 Regular Season
2014-15 EuroCup 11-6-1 Eighthfinal
2013-14 EuroCup 5-3 Eighthfinal
2011-12 EuroCup 12-4 Semifinal
2008-09 EuroCup 10-5 Champion
2006-07 ULEB Cup 10-7 Final
2004-05 ULEB Cup 13-4 Champion
2003-04 ULEB Cup 11-3 Quarterfinal
TOTAL: 80-48-1
History

This season will be Lietuvos Rytas Vilnius’s fifth straight in the EuroCup and 10th overall and during that time the club has made a name for itself by winning the competition twice and getting to at least the semifinals on two other occasions. Founded in 1997, Rytas filled a hole left by what had been Vilnius's first great basketball club, Statyba. Quickly earning a reputation as a top Lithuanian team and a hard-to-beat squad at any level, Rytas made it to the 2000 Saporta Cup semifinals, reached the Northern Europe Basketball League (NEBL) final that season and won the Lithuanian League to break a decade of domination by Zalgiris Kaunas. After another pair of domestic crowns in 2002, Rytas made a successful ULEB Cup debut in the 2003-04 campaign by advancing to the quarterfinals and then truly made the big time by lifting the trophy in 2005 after beating Makedonikos in the EuroCup Championship Game behind Tyrone Nesby, Simas Jasaitis and finals MVP Robertas Javtokas. The win also earned Rytas a ticket to the 2005-06 EuroLeague, and in its debut the team got to the Top 16 of Europe's marquee competition. Rytas also lifted the Baltic League and the Lithuanian League trophies that season. Rytas was back in the ULEB Cup Final in 2007 and though it lost to Real Madrid, the club earned its way back to the EuroLeague and successfully defended the Baltic League title. Rytas got back to the EuroLeague Top 16 in the 2007-08 season, but on the home front lost three domestic finals, all against Zalgiris. However, Rytas bounced back with its best season ever and lifted five trophies in 2008-09. Chuck Eidson was the 2008-09 EuroCup MVP and Marijonas Petravicius earned Final Eight MVP honors as Rytas rallied past Khimki Moscow Region in unbelievable fashion to win its second continental trophy. Rytas added all four possible domestic titles for a true dream season. In 2009-10, Rytas won the double in Lithuania and returned to the EuroLeague Top 16 in 2010-11. A year later the club made it to the EuroCup Finals, but lost against Valencia Basket in the semifinal. Over the past four years Rytas has not advanced past the EuroCup eighthfinals, and came up short of winning trophies with the exception of when it beat Zalgiris to win the 2016 Lithuanian Cup behind Antanas Kavaliauskas. The success did not follow in the Lithuanian playoffs, however, where Rytas has lost in the semifinals in each of the past two seasons. However after some management changes have fueled new blood into the team, much can change this season in the Lithuanian capital.

Trophy Case

Eurocup: 2004-05, 2008-09
NEBL: 2002
Baltic League: 2006, 2007, 2009
Lithuanian National League: 1999-00, 2001-2, 2005-06, 2008-09, 2009-10
Lithuanian National Cup: 1998, 2009, 2010, 2016
# Player Pos. H.
4 LUKAUSKIS, MINDAUGAS F 1.98
5 SLEZAS, ANDRIUS F 2.00
7 STELMAHERS, ROBERTS G 1.90
8 HOUSE, FRED F 1.93
9 DELININKAITIS, TOMAS G 1.90
10 CUKINAS, POVILAS C 2.10
11 EZERSKIS, ERNESTAS F 1.92
11 TOMAS, IVAN G 1.90
12 MUJEZINOVIC, HARIS F 2.05
13 JASAITIS, SIMAS F 2.02
14 JANKAUSKAS, GIEDRIUS F 2.07
15 JAVTOKAS, ROBERTAS C 2.11
23 BAKER, MAURICE G 1.85
24 BUSKEVICS, SANDIS G 1.90
44 NIELSEN, MATT F 2.08
President:
Antanas Guoga
Club Address:
Ozo Str. 14A LT-08200, Vilnius - Lithuania
Arena:
SIEMENS ARENA
Ozo Str. 14, LT 08200 Vilnius