Zalgiris Kaunas
#1 Guard United States of America 1991 Height: 1.85
#4 Guard Lithuania 1994 Height: 1.80
#5 Forward Estonia 1990 Height: 2.03
#7 Center Lithuania 1993 Height: 2.08
#8 Guard Lithuania 1993 Height: 1.98
#9 Forward Lithuania 1978 Height: 2.06
#10 Forward Lithuania 1989 Height: 1.95
#13 Forward Lithuania 1984 Height: 2.03
#15 Center Lithuania 1980 Height: 2.10
#21 Guard Lithuania 1986 Height: 1.95
#23 Forward United States of America 1989 Height: 1.98
#27 Forward Lithuania 1994 Height: 2.02
#33 Guard Lithuania 1994 Height: 1.95
#92 Forward Lithuania 1992 Height: 1.97
Head coach Lithuania 1961
Euroleague 2014-15
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
ANDERSON, JAMES 24 24 682:06 349 80/178 46/140 51/65 18 105 123 60 21 50 13 14 58 80 318
CHERRY, WILL 15 6 277:46 107 24/58 14/38 17/24 4 32 36 25 15 24 2 7 25 31 95
DIMSA, TOMAS 10 0 66:50 14 7/21 0/3 0/2 4 5 9 7 2 2   3 13 1 -4
GUDAITIS, ARTURAS 20 4 307:27 130 41/80 2/5 42/68 37 43 80 5 3 15 18 12 41 44 144
JANKUNAS, PAULIUS 24 23 580:58 218 61/112 12/40 60/75 26 130 156 26 14 43 11 5 70 75 288
JAVTOKAS, ROBERTAS 23 19 533:18 132 55/118 0/4 22/33 32 66 98 26 10 29 19 7 51 39 159
KARINIAUSKAS, VAIDAS 14 11 227:18 50 17/39 3/16 7/15 4 21 25 22 7 28 5 4 24 25 35
LEKAVICIUS, LUKAS 24 7 455:26 131 34/73 14/42 21/27 16 28 44 64 10 42 1 9 52 49 123
LIPKEVICIUS, VYTENIS 14 2 101:07 30 9/15 3/5 3/5 5 12 17 13 5 10   2 13 9 39
MILAKNIS, ARTURAS 24 10 620:33 239 19/41 60/130 21/27 8 35 43 33 8 24 2 2 52 43 192
SONGAILA, DARIUS 24 2 348:04 138 62/126   14/18 14 47 61 22 14 34 2 7 55 34 107
TAROLIS, DONATAS 1 0 10:00 2 1/1       2 2 1   1     2   2
ULANOVAS, EDGARAS 24 12 460:22 130 36/68 10/31 28/37 25 36 61 29 14 33 1 2 51 54 141
VENE, SIIM-SANDER 14 0 128:45 48 11/24 7/16 5/7 11 6 17 7 7 4   3 19 8 37
Totals     4800:00 1718 457/954 171/470 291/403 247 627 874 340 130 350 74 77 530 492 1763
Average     200:00 71.58 47.9% 36.4% 72.2% 10.29 26.12 36.41 14.16 5.41 14.58 3.08 3.2 22.08 20.5 73.45
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
ANDERSON, JAMES 24 24 28:25 14.5 44.9% 32.9% 78.5% 0.8 4.4 5.1 2.5 0.9 2.1 0.5 0.6 2.4 3.3 13.3
CHERRY, WILL 15 6 18:31 7.1 41.4% 36.8% 70.8% 0.3 2.1 2.4 1.7 1 1.6 0.1 0.5 1.7 2.1 6.3
DIMSA, TOMAS 10 0 6:41 1.4 33.3%     0.4 0.5 0.9 0.7 0.2 0.2   0.3 1.3 0.1 -0.4
GUDAITIS, ARTURAS 20 4 15:22 6.5 51.3% 40% 61.8% 1.9 2.1 4 0.3 0.2 0.8 0.9 0.6 2 2.2 7.2
JANKUNAS, PAULIUS 24 23 24:12 9.1 54.5% 30% 80% 1.1 5.4 6.5 1.1 0.6 1.8 0.5 0.2 2.9 3.1 12
JAVTOKAS, ROBERTAS 23 19 23:11 5.7 46.6%   66.7% 1.4 2.9 4.3 1.1 0.4 1.3 0.8 0.3 2.2 1.7 6.9
KARINIAUSKAS, VAIDAS 14 11 16:14 3.6 43.6% 18.8% 46.7% 0.3 1.5 1.8 1.6 0.5 2 0.4 0.3 1.7 1.8 2.5
LEKAVICIUS, LUKAS 24 7 18:58 5.5 46.6% 33.3% 77.8% 0.7 1.2 1.8 2.7 0.4 1.8   0.4 2.2 2 5.1
LIPKEVICIUS, VYTENIS 14 2 7:13 2.1 60% 60% 60% 0.4 0.9 1.2 0.9 0.4 0.7   0.1 0.9 0.6 2.8
MILAKNIS, ARTURAS 24 10 25:51 10 46.3% 46.2% 77.8% 0.3 1.5 1.8 1.4 0.3 1 0.1 0.1 2.2 1.8 8
SONGAILA, DARIUS 24 2 14:30 5.8 49.2%   77.8% 0.6 2 2.5 0.9 0.6 1.4 0.1 0.3 2.3 1.4 4.5
TAROLIS, DONATAS 1 0 10:00 2 100%       2 2 1   1     2   2
ULANOVAS, EDGARAS 24 12 19:10 5.4 52.9% 32.3% 75.7% 1 1.5 2.5 1.2 0.6 1.4   0.1 2.1 2.3 5.9
VENE, SIIM-SANDER 14 0 9:11 3.4 45.8% 43.8% 71.4% 0.8 0.4 1.2 0.5 0.5 0.3   0.2 1.4 0.6 2.6
Average     200:00 71.58 47.9% 36.4% 72.2% 10.29 26.12 36.41 14.16 5.41 14.58 3.08 3.2 22.08 20.5 73.45
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
ANDERSON, JAMES 14 14 397:37 179 42/89 22/78 29/39 11 55 66 37 12 34 8 7 31 50 167
CHERRY, WILL 14 6 270:25 107 24/57 14/36 17/24 4 32 36 25 15 22 2 7 24 31 101
DIMSA, TOMAS 7 0 48:04 8 4/14 0/2   2 5 7 6   2   3 7   -3
GUDAITIS, ARTURAS 10 2 177:44 91 28/52 2/4 29/41 18 19 37 4 2 9 11 8 23 25 92
JANKUNAS, PAULIUS 14 14 349:41 126 37/61 7/24 31/39 18 68 86 18 6 20 4 3 41 42 169
JAVTOKAS, ROBERTAS 13 11 273:20 61 27/63 0/2 7/11 17 35 52 11 3 11 7 3 27 15 66
KARINIAUSKAS, VAIDAS 4 3 47:57 7 3/10 0/2 1/3 2 6 8 4 1 4 1 1 6 4 3
LEKAVICIUS, LUKAS 14 5 241:53 71 18/36 8/28 11/16 7 18 25 41 6 19 1 4 25 27 80
LIPKEVICIUS, VYTENIS 4 0 17:34   0/3 0/1   1 3 4 2 2 4   1     -1
MILAKNIS, ARTURAS 14 6 369:59 153 13/26 39/84 10/13 4 20 24 19 3 12 1 1 31 31 126
SONGAILA, DARIUS 14 1 200:10 78 37/79   4/5 7 32 39 16 4 17   5 31 17 58
ULANOVAS, EDGARAS 14 8 285:27 78 22/36 8/20 10/13 14 19 33 20 8 20 1   29 28 90
VENE, SIIM-SANDER 12 0 120:09 45 11/24 6/15 5/7 11 6 17 7 7 4   3 18 8 35
Totals     2800:00 1004 266/550 106/296 154/211 136 351 487 210 69 185 36 46 293 278 1029
Average     200:00 71.71 48.4% 35.8% 73% 9.71 25.07 34.78 15 4.92 13.21 2.57 3.28 20.92 19.85 73.5
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
ANDERSON, JAMES 14 14 28:24 12.8 47.2% 28.2% 74.4% 0.8 3.9 4.7 2.6 0.9 2.4 0.6 0.5 2.2 3.6 11.9
CHERRY, WILL 14 6 19:18 7.6 42.1% 38.9% 70.8% 0.3 2.3 2.6 1.8 1.1 1.6 0.1 0.5 1.7 2.2 7.2
DIMSA, TOMAS 7 0 6:52 1.1 28.6%     0.3 0.7 1 0.9   0.3   0.4 1   -0.4
GUDAITIS, ARTURAS 10 2 17:46 9.1 53.8% 50% 70.7% 1.8 1.9 3.7 0.4 0.2 0.9 1.1 0.8 2.3 2.5 9.2
JANKUNAS, PAULIUS 14 14 24:58 9 60.7% 29.2% 79.5% 1.3 4.9 6.1 1.3 0.4 1.4 0.3 0.2 2.9 3 12.1
JAVTOKAS, ROBERTAS 13 11 21:01 4.7 42.9%   63.6% 1.3 2.7 4 0.8 0.2 0.8 0.5 0.2 2.1 1.2 5.1
KARINIAUSKAS, VAIDAS 4 3 11:59 1.8 30%   33.3% 0.5 1.5 2 1 0.3 1 0.3 0.3 1.5 1 0.8
LEKAVICIUS, LUKAS 14 5 17:16 5.1 50% 28.6% 68.8% 0.5 1.3 1.8 2.9 0.4 1.4 0.1 0.3 1.8 1.9 5.7
LIPKEVICIUS, VYTENIS 4 0 4:23         0.3 0.8 1 0.5 0.5 1   0.3     -0.3
MILAKNIS, ARTURAS 14 6 26:25 10.9 50% 46.4% 76.9% 0.3 1.4 1.7 1.4 0.2 0.9 0.1 0.1 2.2 2.2 9
SONGAILA, DARIUS 14 1 14:17 5.6 46.8%   80% 0.5 2.3 2.8 1.1 0.3 1.2   0.4 2.2 1.2 4.1
ULANOVAS, EDGARAS 14 8 20:23 5.6 61.1% 40% 76.9% 1 1.4 2.4 1.4 0.6 1.4 0.1   2.1 2 6.4
VENE, SIIM-SANDER 12 0 10:00 3.8 45.8% 40% 71.4% 0.9 0.5 1.4 0.6 0.6 0.3   0.3 1.5 0.7 2.9
Average     200:00 71.71 48.4% 35.8% 73% 9.71 25.07 34.78 15 4.92 13.21 2.57 3.28 20.92 19.85 73.5
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
ANDERSON, JAMES 10 10 284:29 170 38/89 24/62 22/26 7 50 57 23 9 16 5 7 27 30 151
CHERRY, WILL 1 0 7:21   0/1 0/2             2     1   -6
DIMSA, TOMAS 3 0 18:46 6 3/7 0/1 0/2 2   2 1 2       6 1 -1
GUDAITIS, ARTURAS 10 2 129:43 39 13/28 0/1 13/27 19 24 43 1 1 6 7 4 18 19 52
JANKUNAS, PAULIUS 10 9 231:17 92 24/51 5/16 29/36 8 62 70 8 8 23 7 2 29 33 119
JAVTOKAS, ROBERTAS 10 8 259:58 71 28/55 0/2 15/22 15 31 46 15 7 18 12 4 24 24 93
KARINIAUSKAS, VAIDAS 10 8 179:21 43 14/29 3/14 6/12 2 15 17 18 6 24 4 3 18 21 32
LEKAVICIUS, LUKAS 10 2 213:33 60 16/37 6/14 10/11 9 10 19 23 4 23   5 27 22 43
LIPKEVICIUS, VYTENIS 10 2 83:33 30 9/12 3/4 3/5 4 9 13 11 3 6   1 13 9 40
MILAKNIS, ARTURAS 10 4 250:34 86 6/15 21/46 11/14 4 15 19 14 5 12 1 1 21 12 66
SONGAILA, DARIUS 10 1 147:54 60 25/47   10/13 7 15 22 6 10 17 2 2 24 17 49
TAROLIS, DONATAS 1 0 10:00 2 1/1       2 2 1   1     2   2
ULANOVAS, EDGARAS 10 4 174:55 52 14/32 2/11 18/24 11 17 28 9 6 13   2 22 26 51
VENE, SIIM-SANDER 2 0 8:36 3   1/1                   1   2
Totals     2000:00 714 191/404 65/174 137/192 111 276 387 130 61 165 38 31 237 214 734
Average     200:00 71.4 47.3% 37.4% 71.4% 11.1 27.6 38.7 13 6.1 16.5 3.8 3.1 23.7 21.4 73.4
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
ANDERSON, JAMES 10 10 28:26 17 42.7% 38.7% 84.6% 0.7 5 5.7 2.3 0.9 1.6 0.5 0.7 2.7 3 15.1
CHERRY, WILL 1 0 7:21                   2     1   -6
DIMSA, TOMAS 3 0 6:15 2 42.9%     0.7   0.7 0.3 0.7       2 0.3 -0.3
GUDAITIS, ARTURAS 10 2 12:58 3.9 46.4%   48.1% 1.9 2.4 4.3 0.1 0.1 0.6 0.7 0.4 1.8 1.9 5.2
JANKUNAS, PAULIUS 10 9 23:07 9.2 47.1% 31.3% 80.6% 0.8 6.2 7 0.8 0.8 2.3 0.7 0.2 2.9 3.3 11.9
JAVTOKAS, ROBERTAS 10 8 25:59 7.1 50.9%   68.2% 1.5 3.1 4.6 1.5 0.7 1.8 1.2 0.4 2.4 2.4 9.3
KARINIAUSKAS, VAIDAS 10 8 17:56 4.3 48.3% 21.4% 50% 0.2 1.5 1.7 1.8 0.6 2.4 0.4 0.3 1.8 2.1 3.2
LEKAVICIUS, LUKAS 10 2 21:21 6 43.2% 42.9% 90.9% 0.9 1 1.9 2.3 0.4 2.3   0.5 2.7 2.2 4.3
LIPKEVICIUS, VYTENIS 10 2 8:21 3 75% 75% 60% 0.4 0.9 1.3 1.1 0.3 0.6   0.1 1.3 0.9 4
MILAKNIS, ARTURAS 10 4 25:03 8.6 40% 45.7% 78.6% 0.4 1.5 1.9 1.4 0.5 1.2 0.1 0.1 2.1 1.2 6.6
SONGAILA, DARIUS 10 1 14:47 6 53.2%   76.9% 0.7 1.5 2.2 0.6 1 1.7 0.2 0.2 2.4 1.7 4.9
TAROLIS, DONATAS 1 0 10:00 2 100%       2 2 1   1     2   2
ULANOVAS, EDGARAS 10 4 17:29 5.2 43.8% 18.2% 75% 1.1 1.7 2.8 0.9 0.6 1.3   0.2 2.2 2.6 5.1
VENE, SIIM-SANDER 2 0 4:18 1.5   100%                   0.5   1
Average     200:00 71.4 47.3% 37.4% 71.4% 11.1 27.6 38.7 13 6.1 16.5 3.8 3.1 23.7 21.4 73.4
Club info
Coming off a special and a successful season, one in which it celebrated its 70th anniversary with a pair of trophies, Zalgiris Kaunas approaches another season with high ambitions. Last season a James Anderson three-point play with 2.5 seconds to go in the Euroleague regular season finale lifted the Lithuanian powerhouse to the next round. Zalgiris finished the Top 16 with a 5-9 record, but continued its dominance at home. It swept through the Lithuanian League playoffs, including a 4-0 series win over archrival Lietuvos Rytas to lift its fifth consecutive title, and it also won its first Lithuanian Cup in three years. Keeping the bar high and adding to its trophy collection is a thing of pride for the club that was founded in 1944 by the best basketball players in Kaunas. Zalgiris needed just three years to win its first Soviet title. It became Soviet champion four other times – in 1951 and from 1985 to 1987, the latter period going down as the team’s first golden age. With legends Arvydas Sabonis, Sergejus Jovaisa, Rimas Kurtinaitis and Valdemaras Chomicius taking charge, Zalgiris reached the Saporta Cup final in 1984, but lost to Barcelona. Zalgiris did even better in 1986 when it advanced to the Euroleague Championship Game only to lose the crown to Cibona and Drazen Petrovic. Following independence for Lithuania in 1990, Zalgiris won the first nine Lithuanian League championships, thus creating a dynasty. In 1998, it lifted its first-ever European trophy, the Saporta Cup, by downing Adecco Milano 82-67 in the title game behind 35 points from Saulius Stombergas. A year later, Zalgiris shocked the continent by winning the 1999 Euroleague title with a fun-to-watch offensive style that influenced the sport heading into a new century. The cast of stars including Tyus Edney, Stombergas, Anthony Bowie, Eurelijus Zukauskas, Jiri Zidek and Coach Jonas Kazlauskas helped Zalgiris show that up-tempo basketball could also win titles. Zalgiris came within a shot of the Euroleague Final Four in 2004 – Sabonis’s retirement season – before eventual champion Maccabi Tel Aviv won their do-or-die Top 16 finale in overtime in epic fashion. Zalgiris continued to win Lithuanian League titles from 2003 to 2005, the year in which the club also became the first to win the Baltic League. With Sabonis backing the team as president, Zalgiris's success extended to its junior team, which won the 2007 Nike International Junior Tournament at the Final Four in Athens. Zalgiris lifted three trophies – the Baltic League, Lithuanian League and Lithuanian Cup – in 2008, 2011 and 2012. In the 2012-13 season, Zalgiris successfully defended its Lithuanian League crown, reached the VTB League semifinals and won its Euroleague regular season group, but did not advance past the Top 16 despite a respectable 6-8 record. In 2013-14, Zalgiris won its fourth consecutive Lithuanian League title, and got back to the Top 16, a trend the team continued with last season, and Zalgiris intends to follow it again as fantastic crowds at Zalgirio Arena are set to watch their beloved club compete at the highest levels, and contend for more trophies.
Trophy Case
Euroleague: 1999
Saporta Cup: 1998
Baltic League: 2005, 2008, 2010, 2011, 2012
NEBL: 1999
Lithuanian National League: 1949-50, 1951-52, 1952-53, 1953-54, 1954-55, 1956-57, 1957-58, 1989-90, 1990-91, 1991-92, 1992-93, 1993-94, 1994-95, 1995-96, 1996-97, 1997-98, 1998-99, 2000-01, 2002-03, 2003-04, 2004-05, 2006-07, 2007-08, 2010-11, 2011-12, 2012-13, 2013-14, 2014-15
Lithuanian Federation Cup: 2007, 2008, 2011, 2012, 2015
Lithuanian Supercup: 2012
Soviet Union National League: 1946-47, 1950-51, 1984-85, 1985-86, 1986-87
Intercontinental Cup: 1986
# Player Pos. H.
1 CHERRY, WILL G 1.85
4 LEKAVICIUS, LUKAS G 1.80
5 VENE, SIIM-SANDER F 2.03
7 GUDAITIS, ARTURAS C 2.08
8 KARINIAUSKAS, VAIDAS G 1.98
9 SONGAILA, DARIUS F 2.06
10 LIPKEVICIUS, VYTENIS F 1.95
13 JANKUNAS, PAULIUS F 2.03
15 JAVTOKAS, ROBERTAS C 2.10
21 MILAKNIS, ARTURAS G 1.95
23 ANDERSON, JAMES F 1.98
27 TAROLIS, DONATAS F 2.02
33 DIMSA, TOMAS G 1.95
92 ULANOVAS, EDGARAS F 1.97
President:
Paulius Motiejunas
Address:
Karaliaus Mindaugo Av. 50, 44334 Kaunas, Lithuania
Arena:
ZALGIRIO ARENA
Karaliaus Mindaugo Av. 50, 44287 Kaunas, Lithuania