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
#20 Guard Latvia 1993 Height: 1.93
#21 Guard Lithuania 1986 Height: 1.95
#23 Forward United States of America 1988 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 15 15 413:34 227 54/131 31/88 26/33 14 67 81 33 11 24 10 12 39 45 191
CHERRY, WILL 6 1 92:55 21 5/23 3/10 2/5 3 11 14 12 6 10 1 6 11 7 6
DIMSA, TOMAS 7 0 59:03 14 7/20 0/3 0/2 4 5 9 7 2 1   2 12 1  
GUDAITIS, ARTURAS 15 2 224:14 92 28/51 2/4 30/50 22 38 60 5 3 13 11 9 30 33 107
JANKUNAS, PAULIUS 15 14 357:02 136 37/73 7/25 41/51 17 88 105 16 9 30 7 3 41 51 186
JAVTOKAS, ROBERTAS 15 13 355:25 91 37/79 0/3 17/25 21 44 65 18 8 20 15 5 33 30 116
KARINIAUSKAS, VAIDAS 13 11 223:01 50 17/39 3/16 7/15 3 21 24 22 7 27 5 4 24 25 35
LEKAVICIUS, LUKAS 15 3 284:19 81 21/51 8/24 15/19 10 14 24 33 5 28   6 34 32 57
LIPKEVICIUS, VYTENIS 11 2 89:27 30 9/13 3/4 3/5 5 9 14 12 4 6   1 13 9 42
MILAKNIS, ARTURAS 15 7 375:16 138 9/22 36/77 12/16 5 21 26 17 8 15 1 1 31 26 111
SONGAILA, DARIUS 15 1 205:22 76 33/68   10/13 11 25 36 10 11 23 2 5 33 18 54
TAROLIS, DONATAS 1 0 10:00 2 1/1       2 2 1   1     2   2
ULANOVAS, EDGARAS 15 6 276:48 89 26/47 5/20 22/28 18 22 40 15 8 22   2 29 36 93
VENE, SIIM-SANDER 5 0 33:34 7 2/3 1/2     2 2 3 2 1     5   6
Totals     3000:00 1054 286/621 99/276 185/262 167 404 571 204 84 227 52 56 341 313 1065
Average     200:00 70.26 46.1% 35.9% 70.6% 11.13 26.93 38.06 13.6 5.6 15.13 3.46 3.73 22.73 20.86 71
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 15 15 27:34 15.1 41.2% 35.2% 78.8% 0.9 4.5 5.4 2.2 0.7 1.6 0.7 0.8 2.6 3 12.7
CHERRY, WILL 6 1 15:29 3.5 21.7% 30% 40% 0.5 1.8 2.3 2 1 1.7 0.2 1 1.8 1.2 1
DIMSA, TOMAS 7 0 8:26 2 35%     0.6 0.7 1.3 1 0.3 0.1   0.3 1.7 0.1  
GUDAITIS, ARTURAS 15 2 14:56 6.1 54.9% 50% 60% 1.5 2.5 4 0.3 0.2 0.9 0.7 0.6 2 2.2 7.1
JANKUNAS, PAULIUS 15 14 23:48 9.1 50.7% 28% 80.4% 1.1 5.9 7 1.1 0.6 2 0.5 0.2 2.7 3.4 12.4
JAVTOKAS, ROBERTAS 15 13 23:41 6.1 46.8%   68% 1.4 2.9 4.3 1.2 0.5 1.3 1 0.3 2.2 2 7.7
KARINIAUSKAS, VAIDAS 13 11 17:09 3.8 43.6% 18.8% 46.7% 0.2 1.6 1.8 1.7 0.5 2.1 0.4 0.3 1.8 1.9 2.7
LEKAVICIUS, LUKAS 15 3 18:57 5.4 41.2% 33.3% 78.9% 0.7 0.9 1.6 2.2 0.3 1.9   0.4 2.3 2.1 3.8
LIPKEVICIUS, VYTENIS 11 2 8:07 2.7 69.2% 75% 60% 0.5 0.8 1.3 1.1 0.4 0.5   0.1 1.2 0.8 3.8
MILAKNIS, ARTURAS 15 7 25:01 9.2 40.9% 46.8% 75% 0.3 1.4 1.7 1.1 0.5 1 0.1 0.1 2.1 1.7 7.4
SONGAILA, DARIUS 15 1 13:41 5.1 48.5%   76.9% 0.7 1.7 2.4 0.7 0.7 1.5 0.1 0.3 2.2 1.2 3.6
TAROLIS, DONATAS 1 0 10:00 2 100%       2 2 1   1     2   2
ULANOVAS, EDGARAS 15 6 18:27 5.9 55.3% 25% 78.6% 1.2 1.5 2.7 1 0.5 1.5   0.1 1.9 2.4 6.2
VENE, SIIM-SANDER 5 0 6:42 1.4 66.7% 50%     0.4 0.4 0.6 0.4 0.2     1   1.2
Average     200:00 70.26 46.1% 35.9% 70.6% 11.13 26.93 38.06 13.6 5.6 15.13 3.46 3.73 22.73 20.86 71
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 5 5 129:05 57 16/42 7/26 4/7 7 17 24 10 2 8 5 5 12 15 40
CHERRY, WILL 5 1 85:34 21 5/22 3/8 2/5 3 11 14 12 6 8 1 6 10 7 12
DIMSA, TOMAS 4 0 40:17 8 4/13 0/2   2 5 7 6   1   2 6   1
GUDAITIS, ARTURAS 5 0 94:31 53 15/23 2/3 17/23 3 14 17 4 2 7 4 5 12 14 55
JANKUNAS, PAULIUS 5 5 125:45 44 13/22 2/9 12/15 9 26 35 8 1 7   1 12 18 67
JAVTOKAS, ROBERTAS 5 5 95:27 20 9/24 0/1 2/3 6 13 19 3 1 2 3 1 9 6 23
KARINIAUSKAS, VAIDAS 3 3 43:40 7 3/10 0/2 1/3 1 6 7 4 1 3 1 1 6 4 3
LEKAVICIUS, LUKAS 5 1 70:46 21 5/14 2/10 5/8 1 4 5 10 1 5   1 7 10 14
LIPKEVICIUS, VYTENIS 1 0 5:54   0/1     1   1 1 1           2
MILAKNIS, ARTURAS 5 3 124:42 52 3/7 15/31 1/2 1 6 7 3 3 3     10 14 45
SONGAILA, DARIUS 5 0 57:28 16 8/21     4 10 14 4 1 6   3 9 1 5
ULANOVAS, EDGARAS 5 2 101:53 37 12/15 3/9 4/4 7 5 12 6 2 9     7 10 42
VENE, SIIM-SANDER 3 0 24:58 4 2/3 0/1     2 2 3 2 1     4   4
Totals     1000:00 340 95/217 34/102 48/70 56 128 184 74 23 62 14 25 104 99 331
Average     200:00 68 43.8% 33.3% 68.6% 11.2 25.6 36.79 14.8 4.59 12.4 2.8 5 20.8 19.8 66.2
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 5 5 25:49 11.4 38.1% 26.9% 57.1% 1.4 3.4 4.8 2 0.4 1.6 1 1 2.4 3 8
CHERRY, WILL 5 1 17:06 4.2 22.7% 37.5% 40% 0.6 2.2 2.8 2.4 1.2 1.6 0.2 1.2 2 1.4 2.4
DIMSA, TOMAS 4 0 10:04 2 30.8%     0.5 1.3 1.8 1.5   0.3   0.5 1.5   0.3
GUDAITIS, ARTURAS 5 0 18:54 10.6 65.2% 66.7% 73.9% 0.6 2.8 3.4 0.8 0.4 1.4 0.8 1 2.4 2.8 11
JANKUNAS, PAULIUS 5 5 25:09 8.8 59.1% 22.2% 80% 1.8 5.2 7 1.6 0.2 1.4   0.2 2.4 3.6 13.4
JAVTOKAS, ROBERTAS 5 5 19:05 4 37.5%   66.7% 1.2 2.6 3.8 0.6 0.2 0.4 0.6 0.2 1.8 1.2 4.6
KARINIAUSKAS, VAIDAS 3 3 14:33 2.3 30%   33.3% 0.3 2 2.3 1.3 0.3 1 0.3 0.3 2 1.3 1
LEKAVICIUS, LUKAS 5 1 14:09 4.2 35.7% 20% 62.5% 0.2 0.8 1 2 0.2 1   0.2 1.4 2 2.8
LIPKEVICIUS, VYTENIS 1 0 5:54         1   1 1 1           2
MILAKNIS, ARTURAS 5 3 24:56 10.4 42.9% 48.4% 50% 0.2 1.2 1.4 0.6 0.6 0.6     2 2.8 9
SONGAILA, DARIUS 5 0 11:29 3.2 38.1%     0.8 2 2.8 0.8 0.2 1.2   0.6 1.8 0.2 1
ULANOVAS, EDGARAS 5 2 20:22 7.4 80% 33.3% 100% 1.4 1 2.4 1.2 0.4 1.8     1.4 2 8.4
VENE, SIIM-SANDER 3 0 8:19 1.3 66.7%       0.7 0.7 1 0.7 0.3     1.3   1.3
Average     200:00 68 43.8% 33.3% 68.6% 11.2 25.6 36.79 14.8 4.59 12.4 2.8 5 20.8 19.8 66.2
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
Zalgiris Kaunas faces yet another Turkish Airlines Euroleague season with high hopes and ambitions. Last season, Zalgiris brought together some of the best Lithuanian players this century – Sarunas Jasikevicius, Paulius Jankunas and Robertas Javtokas – and added Justin Dentmon, who ended up being the second-best scorer in the 2012-13 Turkish Airlines Euroleague. They took Zalgiris back to the Top 16, but finished that phase with a 2-12 record. Zalgiris cycled through three different coaches – Ilias Zouros, Saulius Stombergas and Gintaras Krapikas – the last of whom led the team to its fourth consecutive Lithuanian League title. This season will be a special one in Kaunas as Zalgiris celebrates its 70th anniversary. 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 title 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, the team lifted its first-ever European trophy, the Saporta Cup, by downing Adecco Milano 82-67 in the title game behind 35 points from 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. A 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, with Joan Plaza as head coach and signature players Marko Popovic, the Lavrinovic twins and Mindaugas Kuzminskas, Zalgiris successfully defended its Lithuanian League crown and won its VTB League and Euroleague regular season groups, collecting prestigious road wins against Olympiacos Piraeus, CSKA Moscow, Anadolu Efes Istanbul and Laboral Kutxa Vitoria. Zalgiris did not advance past the Euroleague Top 16 despite a respectable 6-8 record, but did reach the VTB League semifinals. This year look for Zalgiris to follow the same model – the best Lithuanian players with a few strategic imports – playing in front of fantastic crowds at Zalgiris Arena to compete at the highest levels.
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
Lithuanian Federation Cup: 2007, 2008, 2011, 2012
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
20 VECVAGARS, KASPARS G 1.93
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