Lietuvos Rytas took the first step to build up a competitive roster for the upcoming 2007-08 season by adding small forward Chuck Eidson, who inked a one-year deal with the Lithuanian powerhouse. Eidson (202, 27) arrives from Strasbourg, where he had a fantastic ULEB Cup season, averaging 16.5 points on 85.3% free throws, 5.8 rebounds, 3.8 assists and 1.3 steals in 13 ULEB Cup games. He helped Strasbourg to advance to the ULEB Cup quarterfinals, where it lost against Rytas, and amassed three weekly MVP selection throughout the season. He has also played for the Giessen 46ers in Germany, as well as for the North Charleston Lowgators in the NDBL since finishing his four-year college career at the University of South Carolina. As such, Eidson is ready to make his Euroleague debut this season.