LIETUVOS RYTAS adds veteran forward Songaila
October 8, 2013
Darius Songaila - BC Donetsk - EC12 (photo BC Donetsk)Days after it reached the Turkish Airlines Euroleague Regular Season by winning the qualifying rounds , Lietuvos Rytas Vilnius moved to beef up its frontcourt by signing veteran power forward Darius Songaila on Tuesday. Songaila (2.06 meters, 35 years old) arrives from BC Donetsk of Ukraine, where he averaged 13.8 points, 5.3 rebounds and 2.2 assists in six Eurocup games last season. Lietuvos Rytas will be Songaila's third Euroleague team, after having reached the Final Four with CSKA Moscow as a rookie in 2002-03 and later joined Galatasaray Medical Park in 2011-12. In between, he spent eight seasons in the NBA with Sacramento, Chicago, Washington, New Orleans and Philadelphia. His best season there was 9.2 points over 62 games with Chicago in 2005-06.
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