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Background

PROFESSIONAL CAREER: Participated in the 2012 Olympic Games with the Lithuanian National team, averaging 4.2 points, 4.0 rebounds and 11.7 minutes in six games … Posted highs of seven points, nine rebounds and 16 minutes vs. Russia … Has averaged 11.6 points, 6.9 rebounds and 1.7 blocks, shooting .653 per cent from the field in 84 Lithuanian League games … 2010-11: Averaged 11.5 points, 7.3 rebounds, 1.8 blocks and 20.6 minutes in 33 contests in the Lithuanian League … Ranked first in the league in blocks, third in rebounds and second in field goal percentage at .668 … Scored in double figures in 22 games and grabbed double-digit totals in rebounds in nine outings … Had a season-high 23 points on 9-of-10 shooting in 22 minutes vs. Rudupis in the Lithuanian League playoffs … Grabbed a career-best 18 rebounds and added 19 points in 21 minutes against Alytus Alita … Totaled 22 points (10-of-12 FG) and 13 points vs. Juventus … Averaged 7.3 points, 5.1 rebounds, 1.4 blocks and 17.3 minutes in nine games in the VTB United League; 12.0 points, 5.3 rebounds, 1.8 blocks and 20.8 minutes in four games in Baltic League play; and 7.7 points, 5.8 rebounds and 14.9 minutes in 15 games in Euroleague action … Shot .560 per cent from the field in the United League; .792 in the Baltic League; and .708 in the Euroleague … Had 22 points on 10-of-12 shooting in 25 minutes vs. Siauliai in Baltic League action … Had a double-double with 10 points and 10 rebounds in 16 minutes in his Euroleague debut vs. Fener Ulker … Had 16 points, nine rebounds and two blocks in 22 minutes against Cibona in Euroleague play … 2011 European Championships: Averaged 8.4 points, 4.1 rebounds and 1.1 blocks in 10 games … His first action for his country’s men’s senior national team … Shot .660 FG and .750 FT … 2011 U-19 World Championship: Averaged 23.0 points, 13.9 rebounds and 3.2 blocks en route to the Most Valuable Player award … Shot .595 from the field and .818 from the free throw line … Led Lithuanian to the championship … Scored 36 points and added eight rebounds and four blocks in 40 minutes in the championship game victory over Serbia … Had 26 points and 24 rebounds against Poland and 30 points and 15 boards vs. the United States … 2009-10: Started the season in the Lithuanian League with Perlas Vilnius, averaging 11.6 points, 7.5 rebounds and 1.5 blocks in 21.9 minutes over 13 appearances … Had 21 points and nine rebounds in 23 minutes vs. Techasas … Notched 20 points and six rebounds in 23 minutes vs. Zalgiris … Played in eight Baltic League games, posting 12.4 points, 8.6 rebounds and 2.4 blocks … Collected 21 points (8-10 FG), nine rebounds and five blocks in 27 minutes vs. Aisciai … Joined Lietuvos Rytas in January where he averaged 8.9 points, 5.1 rebounds and 1.2 blocks in 16.9 minutes in Lithuanian League play … Totaled 22 points (8-11 FG) and nine rebounds in 23 minutes vs. Alytus … Participated in eight Baltic League games as a member of Lietuvos Rytas, averaging 11.0 points, 5.1 rebounds and 1.4 blocks … Competed with Lietuvos Rytas’ junior team in the Ciutat de L’Hospitalet tournament, a qualification for the Nike International Junior Tournament; played in four contests, averaging 21.5 points, 13.5 rebounds and 4.0 blocks in 28.4 minutes … Recorded 24 rebounds vs. Unicaja’s junior team and 33 points vs. KK Split’s junior squad … Shot a perfect 8-for-8 FG for 23 points, while adding 14 rebounds, three steals and two blocks vs. Italy … 2010 U-18 European Championships: Earned Most Valuable Player honours leading Lithuania to the gold medal … Averaged 19.4 points and 13.4 rebounds in nine outings … Ranked first in the tournament in field goal percentage (.667) and rebounding, and second in scoring and blocks (2.7) … Recorded 34 points (14-16 FG), 13 rebounds and four blocks in 27 minutes vs. France … Had 31 points (12-15 FG) and 18 rebounds in the title game vs. Russia … 2008-09: Played for Perlas Vilnius in Lithuania’s second division, the NKL, averaging 10.1 points, 7.8 rebounds and 2.1 blocks … Competed at the Nike International Junior Tournament for Lietuvos Rytas’ junior team, averaging 16.1 points, 10.9 rebounds and 2.9 blocks in 21.3 minutes over eight games … Earned All-Tournament accolades … 2009 U-18 European Championship: Averaged 19.3 points and 10.6 rebounds in nine games, earning All-Tournament honours … Ranked second in the tourney in scoring, first in field goal percentage (.721), third in rebounding and second in blocks (2.6) … Totalled 37 points (13-19 FG), 19 rebounds and four blocks vs. France … 2008 U-16 European Championship: Averaged 14.2 points and 11.1 rebounds.
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Height: 6'11''/ 2.11m
Weight: 231 lbs./ 104.8 kg
Born: May 06, 1992
From: Utena, Lithuania
Draft: 1st Round (5th pick) 2011 NBA Draft
NBA Debut: 2011
Years Pro: 2
Previous Teams:
  Toronto Raptors 2011 - 2013
Prior to NBA/Country: Utena, Lithuania

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