L. RYTAS brings shooting ace Jasaitis home
by: Euroleague.net
December 31, 2010
Simas Jasaitis On the day the club announced that Sarunas Jasikevicius was leaving, Lietuvos Rytas brought home another local favorite, signing shooting ace Simas Jasaitis for the rest of the season. Jasaitis (202, 28) spent five seasons with the club earlier in his career, helping it win the 2005 ULEB Cup and make its Euroleague debut the following season. He played last season in Turkey for Galatasaray Café Crown, where he averaged 16.5 points and 6.3 rebounds in 12 Eurocup contests. Jasaitis has also played for DKV Joventut and Tau Ceramica in Spain, Maccabi Tel Aviv in Israel and Sakalai in his native Lithuania. Jasaitis won the Spanish Supercup and Spanish League and reached the 2008 Euroleague Final Four with Tau. He won the Israeli League title with Maccabi in 2007 and also won two Lithuanian League titles in 2002 and 2006, as well as the 2006 Baltic League, the 2002 NEBL and the aforementioned 2005 ULEB Cup in his previous run with L. Rytas. He is also a member of the Lithuanian national team, with whom he won bronze medals at EuroBasket 2007 and the FIBA World Championships last summer in addition to appearances at the 2008 Olympics, 2006 World Championships and European Championships in 2005 and 2009.
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