Zalgiris Kaunas
#5 Guard United States of America 1974 Height: 1.91
#6 Guard Slovenia 1982 Height: 1.86
#7 Forward Lithuania 1986 Height: 1.96
#9 Guard Lithuania 1986 Height: 1.95
#10 Guard Lithuania 1982 Height: 1.90
#12 Forward Lithuania 1982 Height: 2.04
#13 Forward Lithuania 1984 Height: 2.03
#15 Center Slovenia 1985 Height: 2.16
#19 Forward Lithuania 1989 Height: 2.05
#20 Forward Lithuania 1977 Height: 1.97
#21 Guard Lithuania 1986 Height: 1.95
#22 Center Serbia 1988 Height: 2.21
#35 Forward United States of America 1981 Height: 2.03
#41 Guard United States of America 1976 Height: 1.88
#44 Center United States of America 1986 Height: 2.11
#50 Center United States of America 1986 Height: 2.11
Head coach Lithuania 1962
Euroleague 2010-11
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
BEGIC, MIRZA 10 3 216:05 97 34/60   29/40 12 37 49 5 6 18 23 4 33 30 118
BROWN, MARCUS 6 3 98:01 22 4/21 4/13 2/2 1 6 7 5 1 6 1 1 15 9 -3
CAPIN, ALEKSANDAR 5 1 43:03 17 5/9 1/2 4/4 2 7 9 6 1 3     4 6 27
COLLINS, DeJUAN 16 8 326:48 107 21/45 8/24 41/49 8 25 33 36 21 42 1   30 57 135
DELININKAITIS, TOMAS 16 5 313:18 140 11/32 26/67 40/47 3 28 31 32 8 25   5 29 46 129
JANKUNAS, PAULIUS 16 8 421:26 150 54/91 5/33 27/33 29 81 110 15 9 34 6 3 37 42 187
KALNIETIS, MANTAS 15 7 332:54 137 40/68 13/35 18/24 7 35 42 28 3 33 1 4 15 27 130
KLIMAVICIUS, TADAS 16 7 256:30 62 18/39 6/26 8/11 16 31 47 7 5 22 5 4 26 9 39
KUZMINSKAS, MINDAUGAS 8 1 54:35 13 4/8 1/6 2/3 3 5 8 1 2 4   1 4 5 10
MARJANOVIC, BOBAN 6 1 74:41 31 11/17   9/14 6 15 21 2 1 11 3 2 9 9 34
MILAKNIS, ARTURAS 15 9 233:06 58 9/18 12/39 4/5 3 12 15 6 10 15   2 23 8 20
PLAISTED, TRENT 3 1 52:55 23 10/17   3/6 5 12 17 1 2 6 2 2 9 3 21
POCIUS, MARTYNAS 16 8 381:52 174 37/79 18/60 46/65 8 35 43 37 7 36 2 15 34 57 132
SALENGA, DAINIUS 10 7 201:52 48 12/32 4/15 12/14 6 10 16 11 6 3 1 3 18 13 38
SAMHAN, OMAR 3 1 23:03 2 0/1   2/2 1 2 3     1 1   4 1 1
WATSON, TRAVIS 15 10 269:51 99 38/70   23/38 24 46 70 11 15 30 8 5 58 33 96
Totals     3300:00 1180 308/607 98/320 270/357 166 429 595 203 97 297 54 51 348 355 1180
Average     206:15 73.75 50.7% 30.6% 75.6% 10.37 26.81 37.18 12.68 6.06 18.56 3.37 3.18 21.75 22.18 73.75
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
BEGIC, MIRZA 10 3 21:36 9.7 56.7%   72.5% 1.2 3.7 4.9 0.5 0.6 1.8 2.3 0.4 3.3 3 11.8
BROWN, MARCUS 6 3 16:20 3.7 19% 30.8% 100% 0.2 1 1.2 0.8 0.2 1 0.2 0.2 2.5 1.5 -0.5
CAPIN, ALEKSANDAR 5 1 8:36 3.4 55.6% 50% 100% 0.4 1.4 1.8 1.2 0.2 0.6     0.8 1.2 5.4
COLLINS, DeJUAN 16 8 20:25 6.7 46.7% 33.3% 83.7% 0.5 1.6 2.1 2.3 1.3 2.6 0.1   1.9 3.6 8.4
DELININKAITIS, TOMAS 16 5 19:34 8.8 34.4% 38.8% 85.1% 0.2 1.8 1.9 2 0.5 1.6   0.3 1.8 2.9 8.1
JANKUNAS, PAULIUS 16 8 26:20 9.4 59.3% 15.2% 81.8% 1.8 5.1 6.9 0.9 0.6 2.1 0.4 0.2 2.3 2.6 11.7
KALNIETIS, MANTAS 15 7 22:11 9.1 58.8% 37.1% 75% 0.5 2.3 2.8 1.9 0.2 2.2 0.1 0.3 1 1.8 8.7
KLIMAVICIUS, TADAS 16 7 16:01 3.9 46.2% 23.1% 72.7% 1 1.9 2.9 0.4 0.3 1.4 0.3 0.3 1.6 0.6 2.4
KUZMINSKAS, MINDAUGAS 8 1 6:49 1.6 50% 16.7% 66.7% 0.4 0.6 1 0.1 0.3 0.5   0.1 0.5 0.6 1.3
MARJANOVIC, BOBAN 6 1 12:26 5.2 64.7%   64.3% 1 2.5 3.5 0.3 0.2 1.8 0.5 0.3 1.5 1.5 5.7
MILAKNIS, ARTURAS 15 9 15:32 3.9 50% 30.8% 80% 0.2 0.8 1 0.4 0.7 1   0.1 1.5 0.5 1.3
PLAISTED, TRENT 3 1 17:38 7.7 58.8%   50% 1.7 4 5.7 0.3 0.7 2 0.7 0.7 3 1 7
POCIUS, MARTYNAS 16 8 23:52 10.9 46.8% 30% 70.8% 0.5 2.2 2.7 2.3 0.4 2.3 0.1 0.9 2.1 3.6 8.3
SALENGA, DAINIUS 10 7 20:11 4.8 37.5% 26.7% 85.7% 0.6 1 1.6 1.1 0.6 0.3 0.1 0.3 1.8 1.3 3.8
SAMHAN, OMAR 3 1 7:41 0.7     100% 0.3 0.7 1     0.3 0.3   1.3 0.3 0.3
WATSON, TRAVIS 15 10 17:59 6.6 54.3%   60.5% 1.6 3.1 4.7 0.7 1 2 0.5 0.3 3.9 2.2 6.4
Average     206:15 73.75 50.7% 30.6% 75.6% 10.37 26.81 37.18 12.68 6.06 18.56 3.37 3.18 21.75 22.18 73.75
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
BROWN, MARCUS 6 3 98:01 22 4/21 4/13 2/2 1 6 7 5 1 6 1 1 15 9 -3
CAPIN, ALEKSANDAR 4 1 33:57 15 5/8 1/2 2/2 1 5 6 4 1 2     4 4 20
COLLINS, DeJUAN 6 2 134:18 49 8/14 5/11 18/21 2 8 10 16 5 14     9 24 66
DELININKAITIS, TOMAS 6 2 122:03 55 4/17 11/29 14/18   10 10 9 1 9   2 12 14 31
JANKUNAS, PAULIUS 6 2 136:19 48 17/32 3/14 5/8 8 24 32 4 2 11   2 10 10 44
KALNIETIS, MANTAS 5 3 114:45 45 13/20 4/11 7/8 4 14 18 10 1 14   1 7 12 49
KLIMAVICIUS, TADAS 6 3 122:58 28 5/15 4/14 6/8 10 16 26 6 1 9 3 3 11 5 24
KUZMINSKAS, MINDAUGAS 4 1 33:12 9 3/5 1/4   3 4 7 1 1 3   1 2 1 8
MARJANOVIC, BOBAN 6 1 74:41 31 11/17   9/14 6 15 21 2 1 11 3 2 9 9 34
MILAKNIS, ARTURAS 5 2 48:37 5 1/4 1/7   1 3 4 2 3 3     1 1 2
PLAISTED, TRENT 3 1 52:55 23 10/17   3/6 5 12 17 1 2 6 2 2 9 3 21
POCIUS, MARTYNAS 6 5 153:18 58 15/36 6/20 10/16 3 19 22 18 4 14   8 16 19 42
SAMHAN, OMAR 1 1 11:19 2     2/2 1 1 2     1 1   2 1 3
WATSON, TRAVIS 5 3 88:37 28 12/23   4/6 6 16 22 1 4 8 3 3 20 7 21
Totals     1225:00 418 108/229 40/125 82/111 60 166 226 79 27 111 13 25 127 119 384
Average     204:10 69.66 47.2% 32% 73.9% 10 27.66 37.66 13.16 4.5 18.5 2.16 4.16 21.16 19.83 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
BROWN, MARCUS 6 3 16:20 3.7 19% 30.8% 100% 0.2 1 1.2 0.8 0.2 1 0.2 0.2 2.5 1.5 -0.5
CAPIN, ALEKSANDAR 4 1 8:29 3.8 62.5% 50% 100% 0.3 1.3 1.5 1 0.3 0.5     1 1 5
COLLINS, DeJUAN 6 2 22:23 8.2 57.1% 45.5% 85.7% 0.3 1.3 1.7 2.7 0.8 2.3     1.5 4 11
DELININKAITIS, TOMAS 6 2 20:20 9.2 23.5% 37.9% 77.8%   1.7 1.7 1.5 0.2 1.5   0.3 2 2.3 5.2
JANKUNAS, PAULIUS 6 2 22:43 8 53.1% 21.4% 62.5% 1.3 4 5.3 0.7 0.3 1.8   0.3 1.7 1.7 7.3
KALNIETIS, MANTAS 5 3 22:57 9 65% 36.4% 87.5% 0.8 2.8 3.6 2 0.2 2.8   0.2 1.4 2.4 9.8
KLIMAVICIUS, TADAS 6 3 20:29 4.7 33.3% 28.6% 75% 1.7 2.7 4.3 1 0.2 1.5 0.5 0.5 1.8 0.8 4
KUZMINSKAS, MINDAUGAS 4 1 8:18 2.3 60% 25%   0.8 1 1.8 0.3 0.3 0.8   0.3 0.5 0.3 2
MARJANOVIC, BOBAN 6 1 12:26 5.2 64.7%   64.3% 1 2.5 3.5 0.3 0.2 1.8 0.5 0.3 1.5 1.5 5.7
MILAKNIS, ARTURAS 5 2 9:43 1 25% 14.3%   0.2 0.6 0.8 0.4 0.6 0.6     0.2 0.2 0.4
PLAISTED, TRENT 3 1 17:38 7.7 58.8%   50% 1.7 4 5.7 0.3 0.7 2 0.7 0.7 3 1 7
POCIUS, MARTYNAS 6 5 25:33 9.7 41.7% 30% 62.5% 0.5 3.2 3.7 3 0.7 2.3   1.3 2.7 3.2 7
SAMHAN, OMAR 1 1 11:19 2     100% 1 1 2     1 1   2 1 3
WATSON, TRAVIS 5 3 17:43 5.6 52.2%   66.7% 1.2 3.2 4.4 0.2 0.8 1.6 0.6 0.6 4 1.4 4.2
Average     204:10 69.66 47.2% 32% 73.9% 10 27.66 37.66 13.16 4.5 18.5 2.16 4.16 21.16 19.83 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
BEGIC, MIRZA 10 3 216:05 97 34/60   29/40 12 37 49 5 6 18 23 4 33 30 118
CAPIN, ALEKSANDAR 1 0 9:06 2 0/1   2/2 1 2 3 2   1       2 7
COLLINS, DeJUAN 10 6 192:30 58 13/31 3/13 23/28 6 17 23 20 16 28 1   21 33 69
DELININKAITIS, TOMAS 10 3 191:15 85 7/15 15/38 26/29 3 18 21 23 7 16   3 17 32 98
JANKUNAS, PAULIUS 10 6 285:07 102 37/59 2/19 22/25 21 57 78 11 7 23 6 1 27 32 143
KALNIETIS, MANTAS 10 4 218:09 92 27/48 9/24 11/16 3 21 24 18 2 19 1 3 8 15 81
KLIMAVICIUS, TADAS 10 4 133:32 34 13/24 2/12 2/3 6 15 21 1 4 13 2 1 15 4 15
KUZMINSKAS, MINDAUGAS 4 0 21:23 4 1/3 0/2 2/3   1 1   1 1     2 4 2
MILAKNIS, ARTURAS 10 7 184:29 53 8/14 11/32 4/5 2 9 11 4 7 12   2 22 7 18
POCIUS, MARTYNAS 10 3 228:34 116 22/43 12/40 36/49 5 16 21 19 3 22 2 7 18 38 90
SALENGA, DAINIUS 10 7 201:52 48 12/32 4/15 12/14 6 10 16 11 6 3 1 3 18 13 38
SAMHAN, OMAR 2 0 11:44   0/1       1 1           2   -2
WATSON, TRAVIS 10 7 181:14 71 26/47   19/32 18 30 48 10 11 22 5 2 38 26 75
Totals     2075:00 762 200/378 58/195 188/246 106 263 369 124 70 186 41 26 221 236 796
Average     207:30 76.2 52.9% 29.7% 76.4% 10.6 26.3 36.9 12.4 7 18.6 4.09 2.6 22.1 23.6 79.59
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
BEGIC, MIRZA 10 3 21:36 9.7 56.7%   72.5% 1.2 3.7 4.9 0.5 0.6 1.8 2.3 0.4 3.3 3 11.8
CAPIN, ALEKSANDAR 1 0 9:06 2     100% 1 2 3 2   1       2 7
COLLINS, DeJUAN 10 6 19:15 5.8 41.9% 23.1% 82.1% 0.6 1.7 2.3 2 1.6 2.8 0.1   2.1 3.3 6.9
DELININKAITIS, TOMAS 10 3 19:07 8.5 46.7% 39.5% 89.7% 0.3 1.8 2.1 2.3 0.7 1.6   0.3 1.7 3.2 9.8
JANKUNAS, PAULIUS 10 6 28:30 10.2 62.7% 10.5% 88% 2.1 5.7 7.8 1.1 0.7 2.3 0.6 0.1 2.7 3.2 14.3
KALNIETIS, MANTAS 10 4 21:48 9.2 56.3% 37.5% 68.8% 0.3 2.1 2.4 1.8 0.2 1.9 0.1 0.3 0.8 1.5 8.1
KLIMAVICIUS, TADAS 10 4 13:21 3.4 54.2% 16.7% 66.7% 0.6 1.5 2.1 0.1 0.4 1.3 0.2 0.1 1.5 0.4 1.5
KUZMINSKAS, MINDAUGAS 4 0 5:20 1 33.3%   66.7%   0.3 0.3   0.3 0.3     0.5 1 0.5
MILAKNIS, ARTURAS 10 7 18:26 5.3 57.1% 34.4% 80% 0.2 0.9 1.1 0.4 0.7 1.2   0.2 2.2 0.7 1.8
POCIUS, MARTYNAS 10 3 22:51 11.6 51.2% 30% 73.5% 0.5 1.6 2.1 1.9 0.3 2.2 0.2 0.7 1.8 3.8 9
SALENGA, DAINIUS 10 7 20:11 4.8 37.5% 26.7% 85.7% 0.6 1 1.6 1.1 0.6 0.3 0.1 0.3 1.8 1.3 3.8
SAMHAN, OMAR 2 0 5:52           0.5 0.5           1   -1
WATSON, TRAVIS 10 7 18:07 7.1 55.3%   59.4% 1.8 3 4.8 1 1.1 2.2 0.5 0.2 3.8 2.6 7.5
Average     207:30 76.2 52.9% 29.7% 76.4% 10.6 26.3 36.9 12.4 7 18.6 4.09 2.6 22.1 23.6 79.59
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 uptempo 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.
5 BROWN, MARCUS G 1.91
6 CAPIN, ALEKSANDAR G 1.86
7 POCIUS, MARTYNAS F 1.96
9 KALNIETIS, MANTAS G 1.95
10 DELININKAITIS, TOMAS G 1.90
12 KLIMAVICIUS, TADAS F 2.04
13 JANKUNAS, PAULIUS F 2.03
15 BEGIC, MIRZA C 2.16
19 KUZMINSKAS, MINDAUGAS F 2.05
20 SALENGA, DAINIUS F 1.97
21 MILAKNIS, ARTURAS G 1.95
22 MARJANOVIC, BOBAN C 2.21
35 WATSON, TRAVIS F 2.03
41 COLLINS, DeJUAN G 1.88
44 PLAISTED, TRENT C 2.11
50 SAMHAN, OMAR C 2.11
President:
Paulius Motiejunas
Address:
Karaliaus Mindaugo Av. 50, 44334 Kaunas, Lithuania
Arena:
ZALGIRIO ARENA
Karaliaus Mindaugo Av. 50, 44287 Kaunas, Lithuania