Zalgiris Kaunas
#4 Guard United States of America 1987 Height: 1.80
#6 Guard Croatia 1982 Height: 1.82
#7 Forward Lithuania 1989 Height: 1.95
#9 Guard Lithuania 1986 Height: 1.95
#10 Guard Lithuania 1982 Height: 1.90
#11 Center Serbia 1985 Height: 2.08
#12 Forward Lithuania 1982 Height: 2.04
#13 Forward Lithuania 1984 Height: 2.05
#15 Center Lithuania 1980 Height: 2.11
#19 Forward Lithuania 1989 Height: 2.05
#20 Forward Lithuania 1977 Height: 1.97
#24 Forward United States of America 1986 Height: 1.98
#41 Guard United States of America 1976 Height: 1.88
Head coach Greece 1966
EuroLeague 2011-12
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
BUTKEVICIUS, POVILAS 3 0 8:47   0/1   0/2 1   1   1       4 2 -3
COLLINS, DeJUAN 12 1 181:01 76 13/27 10/27 20/21 4 12 16 18 1 13   1 26 29 68
DELININKAITIS, TOMAS 16 4 173:36 83 13/28 14/30 15/22 4 8 12 15 7 15     28 16 52
JANKUNAS, PAULIUS 16 16 374:47 124 38/79 8/24 24/33 33 56 89 12 12 19 5 8 46 38 141
JAVTOKAS, ROBERTAS 16 14 375:00 100 46/93 0/1 8/19 33 50 83 8 3 25 11 5 43 35 108
KALNIETIS, MANTAS 16 12 355:24 122 39/75 10/45 14/22 4 36 40 59 9 35 1 1 25 30 121
KLIMAVICIUS, TADAS 16 0 239:34 35 10/30 4/17 3/9 18 33 51 10 2 8 6 3 25 12 41
KUZMINSKAS, MINDAUGAS 12 0 100:56 33 9/11 1/7 12/17 4 12 16 2 2 7   1 11 12 33
LAWSON, TY 7 4 149:26 52 15/34 3/8 13/21 4 17 21 11 6 7   5 13 22 55
LIPKEVICIUS, VYTENIS 12 7 103:16 10 3/9 1/3 1/1 5 11 16 6 5 2     20 10 17
NELSON, REEVES 1 0 4:50   0/2     2   2     1   1 1   -3
POPOVIC, MARKO 14 1 311:20 175 15/34 29/75 58/64 5 24 29 29 5 22   3 43 60 159
RAKOVIC, MILOVAN 16 2 247:36 113 48/92   17/30 16 26 42 7 9 14 5 8 49 25 73
SALENGA, DAINIUS 6 4 150:51 36 8/18 6/16 2/2 4 9 13 9 4 4 1 2 11 6 32
WEEMS, SONNY 15 15 448:36 233 72/140 18/50 35/51 12 63 75 19 13 43 3 8 35 49 190
Totals     3225:00 1192 329/673 104/303 222/314 173 387 560 205 79 222 32 46 382 346 1129
Average     201:33 74.5 48.9% 34.3% 70.7% 10.81 24.18 35 12.81 4.93 13.87 2 2.87 23.87 21.62 70.56
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
BUTKEVICIUS, POVILAS 3 0 2:55         0.3   0.3   0.3       1.3 0.7 -1
COLLINS, DeJUAN 12 1 15:05 6.3 48.1% 37% 95.2% 0.3 1 1.3 1.5 0.1 1.1   0.1 2.2 2.4 5.7
DELININKAITIS, TOMAS 16 4 10:51 5.2 46.4% 46.7% 68.2% 0.3 0.5 0.8 0.9 0.4 0.9     1.8 1 3.3
JANKUNAS, PAULIUS 16 16 23:25 7.8 48.1% 33.3% 72.7% 2.1 3.5 5.6 0.8 0.8 1.2 0.3 0.5 2.9 2.4 8.8
JAVTOKAS, ROBERTAS 16 14 23:26 6.3 49.5%   42.1% 2.1 3.1 5.2 0.5 0.2 1.6 0.7 0.3 2.7 2.2 6.8
KALNIETIS, MANTAS 16 12 22:12 7.6 52% 22.2% 63.6% 0.3 2.3 2.5 3.7 0.6 2.2 0.1 0.1 1.6 1.9 7.6
KLIMAVICIUS, TADAS 16 0 14:58 2.2 33.3% 23.5% 33.3% 1.1 2.1 3.2 0.6 0.1 0.5 0.4 0.2 1.6 0.8 2.6
KUZMINSKAS, MINDAUGAS 12 0 8:24 2.8 81.8% 14.3% 70.6% 0.3 1 1.3 0.2 0.2 0.6   0.1 0.9 1 2.8
LAWSON, TY 7 4 21:20 7.4 44.1% 37.5% 61.9% 0.6 2.4 3 1.6 0.9 1   0.7 1.9 3.1 7.9
LIPKEVICIUS, VYTENIS 12 7 8:36 0.8 33.3% 33.3% 100% 0.4 0.9 1.3 0.5 0.4 0.2     1.7 0.8 1.4
NELSON, REEVES 1 0 4:50         2   2     1   1 1   -3
POPOVIC, MARKO 14 1 22:14 12.5 44.1% 38.7% 90.6% 0.4 1.7 2.1 2.1 0.4 1.6   0.2 3.1 4.3 11.4
RAKOVIC, MILOVAN 16 2 15:28 7.1 52.2%   56.7% 1 1.6 2.6 0.4 0.6 0.9 0.3 0.5 3.1 1.6 4.6
SALENGA, DAINIUS 6 4 25:08 6 44.4% 37.5% 100% 0.7 1.5 2.2 1.5 0.7 0.7 0.2 0.3 1.8 1 5.3
WEEMS, SONNY 15 15 29:54 15.5 51.4% 36% 68.6% 0.8 4.2 5 1.3 0.9 2.9 0.2 0.5 2.3 3.3 12.7
Average     201:33 74.5 48.9% 34.3% 70.7% 10.81 24.18 35 12.81 4.93 13.87 2 2.87 23.87 21.62 70.56
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
COLLINS, DeJUAN 6 0 105:04 48 10/21 6/15 10/10 4 4 8 6 1 8   1 16 19 37
DELININKAITIS, TOMAS 6 0 63:40 34 6/11 6/11 4/4 1 5 6 3 1 7     10 7 24
JANKUNAS, PAULIUS 6 6 155:05 49 14/30 5/11 6/9 9 20 29 3 6 7 3 4 17 17 54
JAVTOKAS, ROBERTAS 6 4 144:46 38 18/35   2/7 16 21 37 2   7 6 3 13 11 49
KALNIETIS, MANTAS 6 6 138:42 47 17/36 4/19 1/1 2 20 22 23 2 13 1 1 10 9 46
KLIMAVICIUS, TADAS 6 0 57:32 2 1/7 0/2 0/4 5 13 18 4   1 1 1 8 4 7
KUZMINSKAS, MINDAUGAS 3 0 16:08 6 2/3 0/2 2/2   3 3     2     3 1 2
LIPKEVICIUS, VYTENIS 5 3 46:17 7 3/6 0/1 1/1 3 6 9           7 5 10
NELSON, REEVES 1 0 4:50   0/2     2   2     1   1 1   -3
POPOVIC, MARKO 4 0 79:25 50 3/10 8/16 20/23 2 7 9 12   5     15 17 50
RAKOVIC, MILOVAN 6 2 95:23 54 22/39   10/17 6 10 16 3 4 6 2 2 18 13 42
SALENGA, DAINIUS 6 4 150:51 36 8/18 6/16 2/2 4 9 13 9 4 4 1 2 11 6 32
WEEMS, SONNY 5 5 142:17 58 21/41 3/20 7/9 3 13 16 10   16 1 3 13 14 28
Totals     1200:00 429 125/259 38/113 65/89 70 141 211 75 18 78 15 18 143 123 399
Average     200:00 71.5 48.3% 33.6% 73% 11.66 23.5 35.16 12.5 3 13 2.5 3 23.83 20.5 66.5
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
COLLINS, DeJUAN 6 0 17:30 8 47.6% 40% 100% 0.7 0.7 1.3 1 0.2 1.3   0.2 2.7 3.2 6.2
DELININKAITIS, TOMAS 6 0 10:36 5.7 54.5% 54.5% 100% 0.2 0.8 1 0.5 0.2 1.2     1.7 1.2 4
JANKUNAS, PAULIUS 6 6 25:50 8.2 46.7% 45.5% 66.7% 1.5 3.3 4.8 0.5 1 1.2 0.5 0.7 2.8 2.8 9
JAVTOKAS, ROBERTAS 6 4 24:07 6.3 51.4%   28.6% 2.7 3.5 6.2 0.3   1.2 1 0.5 2.2 1.8 8.2
KALNIETIS, MANTAS 6 6 23:07 7.8 47.2% 21.1% 100% 0.3 3.3 3.7 3.8 0.3 2.2 0.2 0.2 1.7 1.5 7.7
KLIMAVICIUS, TADAS 6 0 9:35 0.3 14.3%     0.8 2.2 3 0.7   0.2 0.2 0.2 1.3 0.7 1.2
KUZMINSKAS, MINDAUGAS 3 0 5:22 2 66.7%   100%   1 1     0.7     1 0.3 0.7
LIPKEVICIUS, VYTENIS 5 3 9:15 1.4 50%   100% 0.6 1.2 1.8           1.4 1 2
NELSON, REEVES 1 0 4:50         2   2     1   1 1   -3
POPOVIC, MARKO 4 0 19:51 12.5 30% 50% 87% 0.5 1.8 2.3 3   1.3     3.8 4.3 12.5
RAKOVIC, MILOVAN 6 2 15:53 9 56.4%   58.8% 1 1.7 2.7 0.5 0.7 1 0.3 0.3 3 2.2 7
SALENGA, DAINIUS 6 4 25:08 6 44.4% 37.5% 100% 0.7 1.5 2.2 1.5 0.7 0.7 0.2 0.3 1.8 1 5.3
WEEMS, SONNY 5 5 28:27 11.6 51.2% 15% 77.8% 0.6 2.6 3.2 2   3.2 0.2 0.6 2.6 2.8 5.6
Average     200:00 71.5 48.3% 33.6% 73% 11.66 23.5 35.16 12.5 3 13 2.5 3 23.83 20.5 66.5
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
BUTKEVICIUS, POVILAS 3 0 8:47   0/1   0/2 1   1   1       4 2 -3
COLLINS, DeJUAN 6 1 75:57 28 3/6 4/12 10/11   8 8 12   5     10 10 31
DELININKAITIS, TOMAS 10 4 109:56 49 7/17 8/19 11/18 3 3 6 12 6 8     18 9 28
JANKUNAS, PAULIUS 10 10 219:42 75 24/49 3/13 18/24 24 36 60 9 6 12 2 4 29 21 87
JAVTOKAS, ROBERTAS 10 10 230:14 62 28/58 0/1 6/12 17 29 46 6 3 18 5 2 30 24 59
KALNIETIS, MANTAS 10 6 216:42 75 22/39 6/26 13/21 2 16 18 36 7 22     15 21 75
KLIMAVICIUS, TADAS 10 0 182:02 33 9/23 4/15 3/5 13 20 33 6 2 7 5 2 17 8 34
KUZMINSKAS, MINDAUGAS 9 0 84:48 27 7/8 1/5 10/15 4 9 13 2 2 5   1 8 11 31
LAWSON, TY 7 4 149:26 52 15/34 3/8 13/21 4 17 21 11 6 7   5 13 22 55
LIPKEVICIUS, VYTENIS 7 4 56:59 3 0/3 1/2   2 5 7 6 5 2     13 5 7
POPOVIC, MARKO 10 1 231:55 125 12/24 21/59 38/41 3 17 20 17 5 17   3 28 43 109
RAKOVIC, MILOVAN 10 0 152:13 59 26/53   7/13 10 16 26 4 5 8 3 6 31 12 31
WEEMS, SONNY 10 10 306:19 175 51/99 15/30 28/42 9 50 59 9 13 27 2 5 22 35 162
Totals     2025:00 763 204/414 66/190 157/225 103 246 349 130 61 144 17 28 239 223 730
Average     202:30 76.3 49.3% 34.7% 69.8% 10.3 24.6 34.9 13 6.1 14.4 1.7 2.8 23.9 22.3 73
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
BUTKEVICIUS, POVILAS 3 0 2:55         0.3   0.3   0.3       1.3 0.7 -1
COLLINS, DeJUAN 6 1 12:39 4.7 50% 33.3% 90.9%   1.3 1.3 2   0.8     1.7 1.7 5.2
DELININKAITIS, TOMAS 10 4 10:59 4.9 41.2% 42.1% 61.1% 0.3 0.3 0.6 1.2 0.6 0.8     1.8 0.9 2.8
JANKUNAS, PAULIUS 10 10 21:58 7.5 49% 23.1% 75% 2.4 3.6 6 0.9 0.6 1.2 0.2 0.4 2.9 2.1 8.7
JAVTOKAS, ROBERTAS 10 10 23:01 6.2 48.3%   50% 1.7 2.9 4.6 0.6 0.3 1.8 0.5 0.2 3 2.4 5.9
KALNIETIS, MANTAS 10 6 21:40 7.5 56.4% 23.1% 61.9% 0.2 1.6 1.8 3.6 0.7 2.2     1.5 2.1 7.5
KLIMAVICIUS, TADAS 10 0 18:12 3.3 39.1% 26.7% 60% 1.3 2 3.3 0.6 0.2 0.7 0.5 0.2 1.7 0.8 3.4
KUZMINSKAS, MINDAUGAS 9 0 9:25 3 87.5% 20% 66.7% 0.4 1 1.4 0.2 0.2 0.6   0.1 0.9 1.2 3.4
LAWSON, TY 7 4 21:20 7.4 44.1% 37.5% 61.9% 0.6 2.4 3 1.6 0.9 1   0.7 1.9 3.1 7.9
LIPKEVICIUS, VYTENIS 7 4 8:08 0.4   50%   0.3 0.7 1 0.9 0.7 0.3     1.9 0.7 1
POPOVIC, MARKO 10 1 23:11 12.5 50% 35.6% 92.7% 0.3 1.7 2 1.7 0.5 1.7   0.3 2.8 4.3 10.9
RAKOVIC, MILOVAN 10 0 15:13 5.9 49.1%   53.8% 1 1.6 2.6 0.4 0.5 0.8 0.3 0.6 3.1 1.2 3.1
WEEMS, SONNY 10 10 30:37 17.5 51.5% 50% 66.7% 0.9 5 5.9 0.9 1.3 2.7 0.2 0.5 2.2 3.5 16.2
Average     202:30 76.3 49.3% 34.7% 69.8% 10.3 24.6 34.9 13 6.1 14.4 1.7 2.8 23.9 22.3 73
Club info

Last season had its ups and downs for Zalgiris Kaunas, but it was destined to go down as a memorable campaign once hometown hero Sarunas Jasikevicius took over as head coach. Zalgiris started the season with Gintaras Krepikas at the helm and he led the team through the regular season. Helped by a road win at FC Barcelona Lassa, the club’s 5-5 record was good enough for fourth place in Group C. However, two games into the Top 16, management decided it was a time for a coaching change and handed the reigns to Jasikevicius, who was serving as an assistant coach. With big men Paulius Jankunas and Ian Vougioukas as the main contributors, Zalgiris beat Olympiacos Piraeus and Brose Baskets Bamberg on its home floor, but finished with a 2-12 record in one of the toughest-ever Top 16 groups.

Euroleague

SEASON COMPETITION RECORD FINISH
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: 108-180
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 game of a European trophy, but lost the 1984 Saporta Cup final to Barcelona, and in the 1986 Euroleague Championship Game came up short 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, a 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 then, but the closest it came to Euroleague glory again was in 2004 – Sabonis’s retirement season – when it lost in an epic fashion a do-or-die Top 16 finale in overtime 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 a 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. In each of the past seven seasons Zalgiris has reached the Top 16, a feat accomplished by only six other European powerhouses. Also last season, Zalgiris continued its reign at home. It did lose the Lithuanian Cup finals against archrival Lietuvos Rytas, but finished the season strong, sweeping Pieno Zvaigzdes, and Juventus in Lithuanian League playoffs, before downing Neptunas Klaipeda 4-1 in the final series to lift its sixth consecutive and 21st Lithuanian League crown.

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
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
# Player Pos. H.
4 LAWSON, TY G 1.80
6 POPOVIC, MARKO G 1.82
7 LIPKEVICIUS, VYTENIS F 1.95
9 KALNIETIS, MANTAS G 1.95
10 DELININKAITIS, TOMAS G 1.90
11 RAKOVIC, MILOVAN C 2.08
12 KLIMAVICIUS, TADAS F 2.04
13 JANKUNAS, PAULIUS F 2.05
15 JAVTOKAS, ROBERTAS C 2.11
19 KUZMINSKAS, MINDAUGAS F 2.05
20 SALENGA, DAINIUS F 1.97
24 WEEMS, SONNY F 1.98
41 COLLINS, DeJUAN G 1.88
President:
Paulius Motiejunas
Club Address:
Karaliaus Mindaugo Av. 50, 44334 Kaunas, Lithuania
Arena:
ZALGIRIO ARENA
Karaliaus Mindaugo Av. 50, 44287 Kaunas