Zalgiris Kaunas
#4 Guard Lithuania 1992 Height: 1.88
#5 Center Lithuania 1993 Height: 2.08
#7 Forward Lithuania 1986 Height: 1.96
#9 Forward Estonia 1990 Height: 2.02
#10 Forward Lithuania 1989 Height: 1.95
#12 Forward Lithuania 1982 Height: 2.04
#13 Forward Lithuania 1984 Height: 2.05
#15 Center Lithuania 1980 Height: 2.11
#19 Guard Lithuania 1976 Height: 1.93
#20 Guard Latvia 1993 Height: 1.93
#21 Guard Lithuania 1986 Height: 1.95
#22 Center Lithuania 1991 Height: 2.17
#23 Guard Lithuania 1994 Height: 1.95
#55 Guard United States of America 1985 Height: 1.83
Head coach Lithuania 1961
EuroLeague 2013-14
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
CIZAUSKAS, VYTENIS 16 1 143:05 36 10/18 5/12 1/4 3 14 17 19 7 16   2 24 12 31
DENTMON, JUSTIN 24 23 710:57 403 56/133 74/167 69/80 7 76 83 98 30 89 2 12 79 113 368
DIMSA, TOMAS 15 3 229:52 55 10/26 9/22 8/11 11 13 24 9 3 9 2 3 30 11 30
GUDAITIS, ARTURAS 7 1 72:25 31 12/16 0/4 7/11 4 14 18 4 3 2 5 1 7 9 48
JANKUNAS, PAULIUS 21 21 549:30 184 65/124 9/35 27/35 38 98 136 40 24 35 7 8 55 51 251
JASIKEVICIUS, SARUNAS 20 1 336:46 134 28/68 19/47 21/21 4 18 22 62 8 52 1 3 28 31 107
JAVTOKAS, ROBERTAS 23 23 571:25 223 92/141 3/11 30/40 42 79 121 33 12 39 25 5 57 46 292
JOGELA, TAURAS 1 0 1:08   0/1                         -1
KLIMAVICIUS, TADAS 22 3 303:49 92 36/70 2/18 14/23 32 49 81 26 6 21 9 7 24 30 133
KUPSAS, MINDAUGAS 15 1 108:57 41 17/31   7/14 2 13 15 4 1 8 1 2 23 15 23
LAVRINOVIC, KSISTOF 13 0 228:14 94 24/51 6/26 28/32 11 33 44 13 5 20 5 4 20 34 100
LIPKEVICIUS, VYTENIS 23 22 486:38 107 24/55 11/25 26/31 19 40 59 16 10 29   2 47 44 108
MILAKNIS, ARTURAS 24 4 439:21 153 13/23 41/95 4/6 9 40 49 17 6 13 1 1 43 13 116
POCIUS, MARTYNAS 20 17 464:23 217 38/78 34/95 39/50 16 42 58 49 8 30 2 9 44 48 187
VECVAGARS, KASPARS 8 0 84:57 20 6/10 2/9 2/3 1 3 4 9 2 7   1 11 8 12
VENE, SIIM-SANDER 5 0 68:33 15 5/11 1/2 2/2 3 10 13 3 1 3 1 1 5 2 19
Totals     4800:00 1805 436/856 216/568 285/363 233 587 820 402 126 393 61 61 498 467 1879
Average     200:00 75.2 50.9% 38% 78.5% 9.7 24.45 34.16 16.75 5.25 16.37 2.54 2.54 20.75 19.45 78.29
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
CIZAUSKAS, VYTENIS 16 1 8:56 2.3 55.6% 41.7% 25% 0.2 0.9 1.1 1.2 0.4 1   0.1 1.5 0.8 1.9
DENTMON, JUSTIN 24 23 29:37 16.8 42.1% 44.3% 86.3% 0.3 3.2 3.5 4.1 1.3 3.7 0.1 0.5 3.3 4.7 15.3
DIMSA, TOMAS 15 3 15:19 3.7 38.5% 40.9% 72.7% 0.7 0.9 1.6 0.6 0.2 0.6 0.1 0.2 2 0.7 2
GUDAITIS, ARTURAS 7 1 10:20 4.4 75%   63.6% 0.6 2 2.6 0.6 0.4 0.3 0.7 0.1 1 1.3 6.9
JANKUNAS, PAULIUS 21 21 26:10 8.8 52.4% 25.7% 77.1% 1.8 4.7 6.5 1.9 1.1 1.7 0.3 0.4 2.6 2.4 12
JASIKEVICIUS, SARUNAS 20 1 16:50 6.7 41.2% 40.4% 100% 0.2 0.9 1.1 3.1 0.4 2.6 0.1 0.2 1.4 1.6 5.3
JAVTOKAS, ROBERTAS 23 23 24:50 9.7 65.2% 27.3% 75% 1.8 3.4 5.3 1.4 0.5 1.7 1.1 0.2 2.5 2 12.7
JOGELA, TAURAS 1 0 1:08                             -1
KLIMAVICIUS, TADAS 22 3 13:48 4.2 51.4% 11.1% 60.9% 1.5 2.2 3.7 1.2 0.3 1 0.4 0.3 1.1 1.4 6
KUPSAS, MINDAUGAS 15 1 7:15 2.7 54.8%   50% 0.1 0.9 1 0.3 0.1 0.5 0.1 0.1 1.5 1 1.5
LAVRINOVIC, KSISTOF 13 0 17:33 7.2 47.1% 23.1% 87.5% 0.8 2.5 3.4 1 0.4 1.5 0.4 0.3 1.5 2.6 7.7
LIPKEVICIUS, VYTENIS 23 22 21:09 4.7 43.6% 44% 83.9% 0.8 1.7 2.6 0.7 0.4 1.3   0.1 2 1.9 4.7
MILAKNIS, ARTURAS 24 4 18:18 6.4 56.5% 43.2% 66.7% 0.4 1.7 2 0.7 0.3 0.5     1.8 0.5 4.8
POCIUS, MARTYNAS 20 17 23:13 10.8 48.7% 35.8% 78% 0.8 2.1 2.9 2.5 0.4 1.5 0.1 0.5 2.2 2.4 9.3
VECVAGARS, KASPARS 8 0 10:37 2.5 60% 22.2% 66.7% 0.1 0.4 0.5 1.1 0.3 0.9   0.1 1.4 1 1.5
VENE, SIIM-SANDER 5 0 13:42 3 45.5% 50% 100% 0.6 2 2.6 0.6 0.2 0.6 0.2 0.2 1 0.4 3.8
Average     200:00 75.2 50.9% 38% 78.5% 9.7 24.45 34.16 16.75 5.25 16.37 2.54 2.54 20.75 19.45 78.29
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
CIZAUSKAS, VYTENIS 10 0 108:42 25 6/14 4/9 1/2 3 10 13 18 7 10   2 20 10 27
DENTMON, JUSTIN 14 14 418:43 235 35/82 40/103 45/50 3 50 53 58 19 55 2 8 45 77 221
DIMSA, TOMAS 11 2 182:23 45 7/20 8/18 7/9 9 12 21 8 3 4 2 2 25 9 32
GUDAITIS, ARTURAS 7 1 72:25 31 12/16 0/4 7/11 4 14 18 4 3 2 5 1 7 9 48
JANKUNAS, PAULIUS 11 11 283:40 99 35/68 6/20 11/14 21 43 64 24 11 15 4 5 29 25 128
JASIKEVICIUS, SARUNAS 10 1 175:59 67 15/35 9/25 10/10 2 8 10 34 5 27 1 3 12 15 54
JAVTOKAS, ROBERTAS 13 13 365:20 160 66/97 2/7 22/30 25 45 70 21 10 22 20 2 33 37 217
JOGELA, TAURAS 1 0 1:08   0/1                         -1
KLIMAVICIUS, TADAS 12 2 160:34 49 17/34 2/11 9/15 20 20 40 16 4 10 5 2 11 15 74
KUPSAS, MINDAUGAS 10 1 77:58 30 13/23   4/8   8 8 2 1 6 1 1 19 11 13
LAVRINOVIC, KSISTOF 5 0 87:55 36 7/20 4/10 10/11 5 9 14 3 1 10 1   6 9 28
LIPKEVICIUS, VYTENIS 13 12 264:46 59 12/28 9/16 8/12 8 22 30 12 6 12   2 24 17 59
MILAKNIS, ARTURAS 14 4 251:08 81 6/11 23/52   6 27 33 7 2 7 1   27 6 62
POCIUS, MARTYNAS 11 9 289:26 135 29/57 18/57 23/30 11 32 43 29 7 20 1 6 26 34 123
VECVAGARS, KASPARS 4 0 59:53 10 4/6 0/6 2/2 1 1 2 8 1 4   1 7 5 6
Totals     2800:00 1062 264/512 125/338 159/204 137 329 466 244 80 212 43 35 292 279 1129
Average     200:00 75.85 51.6% 37% 77.9% 9.78 23.5 33.28 17.42 5.71 15.14 3.07 2.5 20.85 19.92 80.64
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
CIZAUSKAS, VYTENIS 10 0 10:52 2.5 42.9% 44.4% 50% 0.3 1 1.3 1.8 0.7 1   0.2 2 1 2.7
DENTMON, JUSTIN 14 14 29:54 16.8 42.7% 38.8% 90% 0.2 3.6 3.8 4.1 1.4 3.9 0.1 0.6 3.2 5.5 15.8
DIMSA, TOMAS 11 2 16:34 4.1 35% 44.4% 77.8% 0.8 1.1 1.9 0.7 0.3 0.4 0.2 0.2 2.3 0.8 2.9
GUDAITIS, ARTURAS 7 1 10:20 4.4 75%   63.6% 0.6 2 2.6 0.6 0.4 0.3 0.7 0.1 1 1.3 6.9
JANKUNAS, PAULIUS 11 11 25:47 9 51.5% 30% 78.6% 1.9 3.9 5.8 2.2 1 1.4 0.4 0.5 2.6 2.3 11.6
JASIKEVICIUS, SARUNAS 10 1 17:35 6.7 42.9% 36% 100% 0.2 0.8 1 3.4 0.5 2.7 0.1 0.3 1.2 1.5 5.4
JAVTOKAS, ROBERTAS 13 13 28:06 12.3 68% 28.6% 73.3% 1.9 3.5 5.4 1.6 0.8 1.7 1.5 0.2 2.5 2.8 16.7
JOGELA, TAURAS 1 0 1:08                             -1
KLIMAVICIUS, TADAS 12 2 13:22 4.1 50% 18.2% 60% 1.7 1.7 3.3 1.3 0.3 0.8 0.4 0.2 0.9 1.3 6.2
KUPSAS, MINDAUGAS 10 1 7:47 3 56.5%   50%   0.8 0.8 0.2 0.1 0.6 0.1 0.1 1.9 1.1 1.3
LAVRINOVIC, KSISTOF 5 0 17:35 7.2 35% 40% 90.9% 1 1.8 2.8 0.6 0.2 2 0.2   1.2 1.8 5.6
LIPKEVICIUS, VYTENIS 13 12 20:22 4.5 42.9% 56.3% 66.7% 0.6 1.7 2.3 0.9 0.5 0.9   0.2 1.8 1.3 4.5
MILAKNIS, ARTURAS 14 4 17:56 5.8 54.5% 44.2%   0.4 1.9 2.4 0.5 0.1 0.5 0.1   1.9 0.4 4.4
POCIUS, MARTYNAS 11 9 26:18 12.3 50.9% 31.6% 76.7% 1 2.9 3.9 2.6 0.6 1.8 0.1 0.5 2.4 3.1 11.2
VECVAGARS, KASPARS 4 0 14:58 2.5 66.7%   100% 0.3 0.3 0.5 2 0.3 1   0.3 1.8 1.3 1.5
Average     200:00 75.85 51.6% 37% 77.9% 9.78 23.5 33.28 17.42 5.71 15.14 3.07 2.5 20.85 19.92 80.64
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
CIZAUSKAS, VYTENIS 6 1 34:23 11 4/4 1/3 0/2   4 4 1   6     4 2 4
DENTMON, JUSTIN 10 9 292:14 168 21/51 34/64 24/30 4 26 30 40 11 34   4 34 36 147
DIMSA, TOMAS 4 1 47:29 10 3/6 1/4 1/2 2 1 3 1   5   1 5 2 -2
JANKUNAS, PAULIUS 10 10 265:50 85 30/56 3/15 16/21 17 55 72 16 13 20 3 3 26 26 123
JASIKEVICIUS, SARUNAS 10 0 160:47 67 13/33 10/22 11/11 2 10 12 28 3 25     16 16 53
JAVTOKAS, ROBERTAS 10 10 206:05 63 26/44 1/4 8/10 17 34 51 12 2 17 5 3 24 9 75
KLIMAVICIUS, TADAS 10 1 143:15 43 19/36 0/7 5/8 12 29 41 10 2 11 4 5 13 15 59
KUPSAS, MINDAUGAS 5 0 30:59 11 4/8   3/6 2 5 7 2   2   1 4 4 10
LAVRINOVIC, KSISTOF 8 0 140:19 58 17/31 2/16 18/21 6 24 30 10 4 10 4 4 14 25 72
LIPKEVICIUS, VYTENIS 10 10 221:52 48 12/27 2/9 18/19 11 18 29 4 4 17     23 27 49
MILAKNIS, ARTURAS 10 0 188:13 72 7/12 18/43 4/6 3 13 16 10 4 6   1 16 7 54
POCIUS, MARTYNAS 9 8 174:57 82 9/21 16/38 16/20 5 10 15 20 1 10 1 3 18 14 64
VECVAGARS, KASPARS 4 0 25:04 10 2/4 2/3 0/1   2 2 1 1 3     4 3 6
VENE, SIIM-SANDER 5 0 68:33 15 5/11 1/2 2/2 3 10 13 3 1 3 1 1 5 2 19
Totals     2000:00 743 172/344 91/230 126/159 96 258 354 158 46 181 18 26 206 188 750
Average     200:00 74.3 50% 39.6% 79.2% 9.6 25.8 35.4 15.8 4.59 18.1 1.8 2.6 20.6 18.8 75
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
CIZAUSKAS, VYTENIS 6 1 5:43 1.8 100% 33.3%     0.7 0.7 0.2   1     0.7 0.3 0.7
DENTMON, JUSTIN 10 9 29:13 16.8 41.2% 53.1% 80% 0.4 2.6 3 4 1.1 3.4   0.4 3.4 3.6 14.7
DIMSA, TOMAS 4 1 11:52 2.5 50% 25% 50% 0.5 0.3 0.8 0.3   1.3   0.3 1.3 0.5 -0.5
JANKUNAS, PAULIUS 10 10 26:35 8.5 53.6% 20% 76.2% 1.7 5.5 7.2 1.6 1.3 2 0.3 0.3 2.6 2.6 12.3
JASIKEVICIUS, SARUNAS 10 0 16:04 6.7 39.4% 45.5% 100% 0.2 1 1.2 2.8 0.3 2.5     1.6 1.6 5.3
JAVTOKAS, ROBERTAS 10 10 20:36 6.3 59.1% 25% 80% 1.7 3.4 5.1 1.2 0.2 1.7 0.5 0.3 2.4 0.9 7.5
KLIMAVICIUS, TADAS 10 1 14:19 4.3 52.8%   62.5% 1.2 2.9 4.1 1 0.2 1.1 0.4 0.5 1.3 1.5 5.9
KUPSAS, MINDAUGAS 5 0 6:11 2.2 50%   50% 0.4 1 1.4 0.4   0.4   0.2 0.8 0.8 2
LAVRINOVIC, KSISTOF 8 0 17:32 7.3 54.8% 12.5% 85.7% 0.8 3 3.8 1.3 0.5 1.3 0.5 0.5 1.8 3.1 9
LIPKEVICIUS, VYTENIS 10 10 22:11 4.8 44.4% 22.2% 94.7% 1.1 1.8 2.9 0.4 0.4 1.7     2.3 2.7 4.9
MILAKNIS, ARTURAS 10 0 18:49 7.2 58.3% 41.9% 66.7% 0.3 1.3 1.6 1 0.4 0.6   0.1 1.6 0.7 5.4
POCIUS, MARTYNAS 9 8 19:26 9.1 42.9% 42.1% 80% 0.6 1.1 1.7 2.2 0.1 1.1 0.1 0.3 2 1.6 7.1
VECVAGARS, KASPARS 4 0 6:16 2.5 50% 66.7%     0.5 0.5 0.3 0.3 0.8     1 0.8 1.5
VENE, SIIM-SANDER 5 0 13:42 3 45.5% 50% 100% 0.6 2 2.6 0.6 0.2 0.6 0.2 0.2 1 0.4 3.8
Average     200:00 74.3 50% 39.6% 79.2% 9.6 25.8 35.4 15.8 4.59 18.1 1.8 2.6 20.6 18.8 75
Club info

Zalgiris Kaunas was among the pleasant surprises of the 2016-17 as the Lithuanian champs performed as a consistently high level, which almost earned the team a playoff berth. In the end, it fell short at 14-16 and 10th place, but was in the hunt until the last rounds of the 30-game regular season. Coach Sarunas Jasikevicius managed to inject his passion into a group of mostly local players, with a few foreign additions headlined by Kevin Pangos and Brock Motum. A 1-5 start probably conditioned Zalgiris's mental state in the following weeks, but the Lithuanian champs never quit. An impressive win over CSKA Moscow triggered a three-game winning streak that saw the club climb to 9-12 – and move within one win of the playoff zone. However losses to the eventual finalists, Olympiacos Piraeus and Fenerbahce Istanbul in Rounds 22 and 24, respectively, derailed those playoff hopes. Still Zalgiris added a victory over Panathinaikos Superfoods Athens on the road to show that it remains one of the most-competitive teams in the league. The team rounded out a nice Turkish Airlines EuroLeague campaign with the usual Lithuanian League and cup double and bid farewell to a legendary player who announced his retirement after the last game of the season, Robertas Javtokas.

EuroLeague

SEASON COMPETITION RECORD FINISH
2016-17 EuroLeague 14-16 Regular Season
2015-16 EuroLeague 7-17 Top 16
2014-15 EuroLeague 10-14 Top 16
2013-14 EuroLeague 7-17 Top 16
2012-13 EuroLeague 14-10 Top 16
2011-12 EuroLeague 4-12 Top 16
2010-11 EuroLeague 6-10 Top 16
2009-10 EuroLeague 5-11 Top 16
2008-09 EuroLeague 2-8 Regular Season
2007-08 EuroLeague 9-11 Top 16
2006-07 EuroLeague 2-12 Regular Season
2005-06 EuroLeague 9-11 Top 16
2004-05 EuroLeague 8-12 Top 16
2003-04 EuroLeague 9-11 Top 16
2002-03 EuroLeague 5-9 Regular Season
2001-02 EuroLeague 5-9 Regular Season
2000-01 EuroLeague 6-6 Playoffs
TOTAL: 122-196
History

Zalgiris Kaunas is a synonym for basketball in a country that lives and breathes the sport. Zalgiris was founded in 1944 by the best basketball players in Kaunas and the club needed just three years to win its first Soviet title. It became Soviet champion four other times – in 1951 and from 1985 to 1987, with 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 twice came within a victory of a European trophy, but lost the 1984 Saporta Cup final to Barcelona, and came up short in the 1986 EuroLeague championship game against Cibona Zagreb and Drazen Petrovic. Following independence for Lithuania in 1990, Zalgiris gave its basketball-loving fans plenty to cheer about. While the club won the first nine Lithuanian League championships, thus creating a dynasty, it also lifted its first-ever European trophy, the Saporta Cup in 1998, by downing Adecco Milano 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, the cast of stars including Tyus Edney, Stombergas, Anthony Bowie, Eurelijus Zukauskas and Jiri Zidek was led by Coach Jonas Kazlauskas to Europe's top. Zalgiris has competed in the EuroLeague every year since, but the closest it came to glory again was in 2004 – Sabonis’s retirement season – when it lost a do-or-die Top 16 finale in overtime in epic fashion against eventual champ Maccabi Tel Aviv. The club also continued its dominance at home by winning 12 Lithuanian League titles this century. Zalgiris also lifted the Baltic League crown in that competition’s inaugural 2005 season and won triple crowns – Baltic League, Lithuanian League and Lithuanian Cup – in 2008, 2011 and 2012. Last season, Zalgiris continued reigning at home with another league and cup double, while in the EuroLeague, Coach Sarunas Jasikevicius inspired his charges to play spirited basketball, which saw it flirt with a playoff berth and eventually finish in 10th place. Such a showing made sure that fans in Kaunas have much to be optimistic about in 2017-18 and beyond.

Trophy Case

Euroleague: 1999
Saporta Cup: 1998
Intercontinental Cup: 1986
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, 2015-16, 2016-17
Lithuanian Federation Cup: 2007, 2008, 2011, 2012, 2015, 2017
Lithuanian Supercup: 2012
Soviet Union National League: 1946-47, 1950-51, 1984-85, 1985-86, 1986-87
# Player Pos. H.
4 CIZAUSKAS, VYTENIS G 1.88
5 GUDAITIS, ARTURAS C 2.08
7 POCIUS, MARTYNAS F 1.96
9 VENE, SIIM-SANDER F 2.02
10 LIPKEVICIUS, VYTENIS F 1.95
12 KLIMAVICIUS, TADAS F 2.04
13 JANKUNAS, PAULIUS F 2.05
15 JAVTOKAS, ROBERTAS C 2.11
19 JASIKEVICIUS, SARUNAS G 1.93
20 VECVAGARS, KASPARS G 1.93
21 MILAKNIS, ARTURAS G 1.95
22 KUPSAS, MINDAUGAS C 2.17
23 DIMSA, TOMAS G 1.95
55 DENTMON, JUSTIN G 1.83
President:
Paulius Motiejunas
Club Address:
Karaliaus Mindaugo Av. 50, 44334 Kaunas, Lithuania
Arena:
ZALGIRIO ARENA
Karaliaus Mindaugo Av. 50, 44287 Kaunas