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: 2.05
#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

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.
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 2.05
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
Club Address:
Karaliaus Mindaugo Av. 50, 44334 Kaunas, Lithuania
Arena:
ZALGIRIO ARENA
Karaliaus Mindaugo Av. 50, 44287 Kaunas