Lietuvos Rytas
Roster
No.PlayerCountryPos.HeightBorn
5 BABRAUSKAS, STEPONAS Lithuania Guard 1.97 1984
8 STRAWBERRY, D.J. United States of America Guard 1.96 1985
8 SIKSNIUS, ARVYDAS Lithuania Guard 1.96 1987
11 BJELICA, MILKO Montenegro Forward 2.07 1984
13 GECEVICIUS, MARTYNAS Lithuania Guard 1.93 1988
15 BUTERLEVICIUS, SIMAS Lithuania Forward 2.00 1989
17 VALANCIUNAS, JONAS Lithuania Center 2.10 1992
20 NEWLEY, BRAD Australia Forward 2.00 1985
21 JOMANTAS, ARTURAS Lithuania Forward 1.99 1985
22 JASIKEVICIUS, SARUNAS Lithuania Guard 1.93 1976
25 NALGA, CEMAL Turkey Center 2.08 1987
33 JASAITIS, SIMAS Lithuania Forward 2.02 1982
42 EL-AMIN, KHALID United States of America Guard 1.78 1979
51 BAJRAMOVIC, KENAN Bosnia and Herzegovina Forward 2.07 1981
55 PETRUKONIS, KAROLIS Lithuania Center 2.10 1987
 Head Coach    
  TRIFUNOVIC, ALEKSANDAR Serbia    
  ANZULOVIC, DRAZEN Croatia    

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Ksistof Lavrinovic returns to Lithuania, signs for Lietuvos Rytas

Ksistof Lavrinovic is returning to his native Lithuania to play for Lietuvos Rytas Vilnius for the remainder of the season. The two-time All-Euroleague selection arrives from Grissin Bon Reggio Emilia, which he joined on a two-month contract earlier this season to fill in for his injured twin brother, Darjus.

Club info
As one of just two clubs to have won the Eurocup more than once, Lietuvos Rytas Vilnius knows what it takes to blaze trails in this competition. What's more, Rytas starts the season with a hunger for hardware after suffering elimination last season in the eighthfinals, the earliest exit of its six Eurocup participations. The club's impressive winning tradition dates back nearly to when it was founded in 1997 as a long-awaited replacement for the Lithuanian capital's first great basketball club, Statyba. Rytas quickly earned a reputation by making the 2000 Saporta Cup semifinals and winning the Lithuanian League to break a decade of domination by archrival Zalgiris Kaunas. After two domestic crowns in 2002, Rytas debuted in the Eurocup by reaching the quarterfinals in 2004, but truly made the big time by lifting the trophy in 2005. That victory sent Rytas to the Euroleague, where it debuted by making the Top 16 on the way to its third Lithuanian League title. Back to the Eurocup final in 2007, Rytas lost to mighty Real Madrid. Two years later, however, Rytas was not to be denied as it rallied past Khimki for a second Eurocup title, the first club to do so. The Eurocup was one of five trophies Rytas raised in the 2008-09 season. The next year, Rytas won the Lithuanian double, its last trophies, although a semifinals run in the 2011-12 Eurocup shows that this club is never far from success. With a new head coach, Virginijus Seskus, and a two-time champ, Mindaugas Lukauskis, returning to a roster that is heavy, as always, on Lithuanian talent, Rytas will try to recreate in the 20014-15 season the elements that have made it a master of the Eurocup over the years.
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
President Gedvydas Vainauskas
Address Ozo Str. 14A LT-08200, Vilnius - Lithuania
Arena LIETUVOS RYTAS ARENA
Ozo gatve 14, Vilnius 08009, Lithuania
Tel. +370 524 775 51
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