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LKL Standings
 1. Zalgiris 21-1 
 2. Lietuvos rytas 18-4 
 3. Siauliai 16-6 
 4. Rudupis 16-6 
 5. Pieno Zvaigzdes 13-9 
 6. Neptunas 10-12 
 7. Baltai Kaunas 9-13 
 8. Kedainiai 9-13 
 9. Juventus 6-16 
 10. Sakalai 5-17 
 11. Lietkabelis 5-17 
 12. Naglis Palangos 4-18 
Season 2011-2012
All Games
List of Players
List of Imports
Points Per Game
  Avg: 18
 1. Mikalauskas, Neptu.18.0 
 2. Mazeika, Neptunas15.2 
 3. Hughes, Pieno Z.15.0 
 4. Johnson, Naglis P.14.6 
 5. Valanciunas, Lietu.14.2 
 6. Cepukaitis, Lietka.13.9 
 7. Long, Siauliai13.8 
 8. Seibutis, Lietuv.13.5 
 9. Urbonas, Juventus13.3 
 10. Reminas, Naglis P.13.0 
Rebounds Per Game
  Naglis P.
  Avg: 10.3
 1. Johnson, Naglis P.10.3 
 2. Valanciunas, Lietu.7.4 
 3. Mikalauskas, Neptu.7.1 
 4. McClure, Kedainiai7.0 
 5. Cepukaitis, Lietka.6.5 
 6. Butkevicius, Rudup.6.5 
 7. Petrukonis, Juven.6.4 
 8. Valeika, Neptunas6.0 
 9. Adomaitis, Kedaini.5.8 
 10. Jankunas, Zalgiris5.5 
Assists Per Game
  Avg: 5.3
 1. Kalnietis, Zalgiris5.3 
 2. Dainys, Neptunas5.3 
 3. Rice, Lietuvos.4.4 
 4. Peciukeviciu., Sak.4.0 
 5. Popovic, Zalgiris3.8 
 6. Kadziulis, Rudupis3.7 
 7. Maceina, Juventus3.6 
 8. Ezerskis, Lietkabe.3.5 
 9. Janavicius, Baltai3.4 
 10. Broadus, Siauliai3.4 
Steals Per Game
  Avg: 2.1
 1. Long, Siauliai2.1 
 2. Hughes, Pieno Z.2.1 
 3. Ginevicius, Kedain.1.6 
 4. Vasiliauskas, Liet.1.6 
 5. Broadus, Siauliai1.6 
 6. Dainys, Neptunas1.5 
 7. Seibutis, Lietuv.1.5 
 8. Weems, Zalgiris1.4 
 9. Roberts, Lietuvos.1.3 
 10. Urbonas, Juventus1.3 
Blocks Per Game
  Avg: 1.9
 1. Valanciunas, Lietu.1.9 
 2. Johnson, Naglis P.1.8 
 3. Petrukonis, Juven.1.2 
 4. Staniulis, Lietkab.1.0 
 5. McClure, Kedainiai0.9 
 6. Morgan, Pieno Z.0.9 
 7. Zelionis, Rudupis0.9 
 8. Cepukaitis, Lietka.0.9 
 9. Samardziski, Lietu.0.9 
 10. Javtokas, Zalgiris0.7 

Zalgiris wins Lithuanian Cup 2012

Zalgiris awarded with champion rings (Photo:

Jonas Valanciunas selected All-Star MVP 2012 (Photo:

Zalgiris wins BBL trophy once more (Photo:
Lithuanian men teams in Euro cups 2011-2012
  • Lietuvos rytas: lost to Galatasaray in the Qualifying Round (Round 3) 63-71
  • Zalgiris: took 4th place (4-6) in Group B of Regular Season, took 4th place (0-6) in Group H of Top16
  • Lietuvos rytas: took 1st place (6-0) in Group F of Regular Season, took 2nd place (4-2) in Group L of Top 16, lost to Valencia 70-80 in the Semifinals (!!!)
  • Rudupis: took 3rd place (3-3) in Group D of Regular Season
 Baltic League:
  • Baltai Kaunas: 10th (4-16)
  • Juventus: 8th (9-11)
  • Kedainiai: 6th (10-10)
  • Lietuvos rytas: joined only for the Play-Offs, lost to Zalgiris 70-74 in the Final (!!!)
  • Naglis Palangos: took 3rd place (6-5) in Group A, lost to Lietkabelis in the Semifinals (!!!)
  • Neptunas: took 2nd place (6-4) in Group A, lost to Sakalai in the Quarterfinals
  • Pieno Zvaigzdes: 7th (9-10)
  • Rudupis: 5th (12-8), lost to Zalgiris 1-2 in the Quarterfinals
  • Sakalai: took 2nd place (8-2) in Group B, lost to Tarvas in the Semifinals
  • Siauliai: 1st (16-4), lost to Zalgiris 64-117 in the Semifinals (!!!)
  • Techasas: took 1st place (10-2) in Group B, beat Tarvas (EST) 89-74, 71-82 in the Finals (!!!)
  • Zalgiris: joined only for the Play-Offs, beat Lietuvos Rytas 74-70 in the Final (!!!)
 VTB United League:
  • Lietuvos rytas: took 3rd place (10-6) in Group B, lost to CSKA 72-79 in the Semifinals (!!!)
  • Zalgiris: took 3rd place (9-7) in Group A, lost to Lokomotiv (RUS) 0-2 in the 1/8 Finals

B.C. Zalgiris Kaunas wins the Lithuanian LKL 2011-2012 title

B.C. Zalgiris Kaunas 2011-12
Aleksandar Trifunovic Aleksandar Trifunovic Trifunovic
Sonny Weems
Milovan Rakovic
Mantas Kalnietis
Marko Popovic
Paulius Jankunas
# Name CM (INCH) Pos Bo NAT
24  Weems Sonny 198 (6'6'') G/F 86 USA
11  Rakovic Milovan 208 (6'10'') C 85 Serbia
9  Kalnietis Mantas 196 (6'5'') G 86 Lithuania
6  Popovic Marko 185 (6'1'') G 82 Croatia
13  Jankunas Paulius 205 (6'9'') F 84 Lithuania
20  Salenga Dainius 197 (6'6'') F 77 Lithuania
15  Javtokas Robertas 211 (6'11'') C 80 Lithuania
41  Collins DeJuan 188 (6'2'') G 76 USA
19  Kuzminskas Mindaugas 205 (6'9'') F 89 Lithuania
12  Klimavicius Tadas 204 (6'9'') F 82 Lithuania
10  Delininkaitis Tomas 192 (6'4'') G 82 Lithuania
7  Lipkevicus Vytenis 195 (6'5'') F 89 Lithuania
Head Coach: Aleksandar Trifunovic
Coach Assistant: Oliver Kostic
Coach Assistant: Ilias Kantzouris All-Lithuanian LKL Awards 2011-12 - May 14, 2012 All-Lithuanian LKL 1st Team 2012
Jonas Valanciunas
Mantas Kalnietis
Marko Popovic
Renaldas Seibutis
Paulius Jankunas

Player of the Year: Jonas Valanciunas (210-C-92) of Lietuvos rytas
Guard of the Year: Mantas Kalnietis (196-G-86) of Zalgiris
Forward of the Year: Paulius Jankunas (205-F-84) of Zalgiris
Center of the Year: Jonas Valanciunas (210-C-92) of Lietuvos rytas
Newcomer of the Year: Mindaugas Katelynas (206-F-83) of Lietuvos rytas
Most Improved Player of the Year: Jonas Valanciunas (210-C-92) of Lietuvos rytas
Bosman Player of the Year: Marko Popovic (185-G-82) of Zalgiris
Import Player of the Year: Cam Long (193-G-88) of Siauliai
Domestic Player of the Year: Jonas Valanciunas (210-C-92) of Lietuvos rytas
Defensive Player of the Year: TreVon Hughes (183-PG-87) of Pieno Zvaigzdes
Coach of the Year: Aleksandar Trifunovic of Zalgiris

1st Team
G: Mantas Kalnietis (196-86) of Zalgiris
G: Marko Popovic (185-82) of Zalgiris
G: Renaldas Seibutis (195-85) of Lietuvos rytas
F: Paulius Jankunas (205-84) of Zalgiris
C: Jonas Valanciunas (210-92) of Lietuvos rytas

2nd Team
PG: Tyrese Rice (185-87) of Lietuvos rytas
G: Cam Long (193-88) of Siauliai
F: Mindaugas Katelynas (206-83) of Lietuvos rytas
F: Valdas Vasylius (203-83) of Siauliai
F: Laurynas Mikalauskas (205-85) of Neptunas

Honorable Mention
TreVon Hughes (183-PG-87) of Pieno Zvaigzdes
Martynas Mazeika (193-G-85) of Neptunas
David McClure (200-F-86) of Kedainiai
Povilas Butkevicius (203-F-87) of Rudupis
Gediminas Orelikas (198-G/F-90) of Rudupis

All-Domestic Players Team
G: Mantas Kalnietis (196-86) of Zalgiris
G: Martynas Mazeika (193-85) of Neptunas
G: Renaldas Seibutis (195-85) of Lietuvos rytas
F: Paulius Jankunas (205-84) of Zalgiris
C: Jonas Valanciunas (210-92) of Lietuvos rytas

All-Defensive Team
TreVon Hughes (183-PG-87) of Pieno Zvaigzdes
Cam Long (193-G-88) of Siauliai
Martynas Mazeika (193-G-85) of Neptunas
Rashaun Broadus (183-PG-84) of Siauliai
Jonas Valanciunas (210-C-92) of Lietuvos rytas

All-Newcomers Team
Tyrese Rice (185-PG-87) of Lietuvos rytas
Cam Long (193-G-88) of Siauliai
Mindaugas Katelynas (206-F-83) of Lietuvos rytas
Lawrence Roberts (206-F/C-82) of Lietuvos rytas
Dane Johnson (208-C-86) of Naglis Palangos

Zalgiris claim LKL title - May 13, 2012

Zalgiris - Lietuvos Rytas 90:84

Zalgiris claim LKL title and defended their status from the previous year. The Winner of the Regular Season overcame their rivals Lietuvos Rytas 90:84 to sweep the series.
The hosts took control from the first minutes by winning the initial quarter 25-20. But Lietuvos rytas won second period 24-22. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. They outrebounded Lietuvos rytas 35-21 including a 17-3 advantage in offensive rebounds. The best player for the winners was Marko Popovic (185-G-82, agency: Alti Sport, college: S.Idaho JC) who scored 20 points and 6 assists. Tomas Delininkaitis (192-G-82, agency: Interperformances) chipped in 19 points (on 7-of-9 shooting from the field). At the other side the best for losing team was the former international guard Renaldas Seibutis (195-G-85) who recorded 24 points and 8 rebounds (went 9 for 9 at the free throw line !!!) and the former international swingman Steponas Babrauskas (197-G/F-84) added 14 points respectively.
Rudupis meanwhile won the Bronze medals of the Play-offs. The team overcame Siauliai 79:64 last night to win the series. Rudupis led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. Buterlevicius and Labuckas top-scored for the winners with 12 points each, while Adas Juskevicius (194-G/F-89) netted 10. Povilas Butkevicius added 9 points and 9 rebounds. Gediminas Orelikas (198-G/F-90) helped with 9 points and 5 rebounds. The best for the losing side was American guard Cam Long (193-G-88, agency: KMG Sports Management, college: George Mason) with 25 points, 5 assists and 4 steals.

Lithuanian Cup. Zalgiris defend the title - Feb 19, 2012

Zalgiris - Pieno Zvaigzdes 99:62

Zalgiris overcame Pieno Zvaigzdes in Kaunas to defend their Lithuanian Cup title. Paulius Jankunas (205-F-84, agency: Interperformances) stepped up with 14 points to pace well-balanced effort from the hosts. Zalgiris gave Pieno Zvaigzdes little chance in this one. They earned a 20:9 lead after ten minutes of action. Zalgiris maintained the lead throughout the second term. Moreover the Kaunas team stretched the gap to as many as 30 points at halftime 47:17. Pieno Zvaigzdes never came back to life in the second half. Zalgiris dominated and deservedly cruised to the victory at the end. Milovan Rakovic (208-C-85) posted 11 points, while Vytenis Lipkevicius (197-F-89), Robertas Javtokas (211-C-80, agency: Interperformances, college: Arizona), Tomas Delininkaitis (192-G-82, agency: Interperformances) and Marko Popovic (185-G-82, agency: Alti Sport, college: S.Idaho JC) added 10 points each in the win. Eimantas Bendzius (203-F-90) answered with 16 points for Pieno Zvaigzdes. Aurimas Kieza (202-F-82, agency: Players Group, college: Hofstra) finished with 12 points in the loss.

Zalgiris: Paulius Jankunas 14, Milovan Rakovic 11, Vytenis Lipkevicius 10, Robertas Javtokas 10, Tomas Delininkaitis 10, Marko Popovic 10
Pieno Zvaigzdes: Eimantas Bendzius 16, Aurimas Kieza 12

LKL All-Star Game. Lithuania edge Time Team - Mar 3, 2012

Lithuania - Time Team 115:98

Lithuania Team celebrated victory in a traditional LKL All-Star Game that took place in Klaipeda tonight. They defeated Time Team comprised of LKL import star players. Jonas Valanciunas (210-C-92) tallied 25 points, 13 rebounds and 6 assists to lead the winners. The centre was named the MVP after the game.
The teams brought an exciting performance to the fans. The first period was an explosive mixture of offensive brilliance from both sides. Lithuania grabbed a narrow 34:33 lead after ten minutes. However Time Team changed the situation in the second term. Delas and Sonny Weems (198-G/F-86, college: Arkansas) made it 58:55 for Time Team at halftime. Lithuania took over again in the third term. Lithuania natives grabbed a 79:72 lead late in the frame. Time Team faced a 77:83 deficit heading into the fourth quarter. Lithuania went on an 11:0 run late in regulation to take a 115:94 lead and cruised to the victory at the end. Kuzminaskas provided 24 points, while Renaldas Seibutis (195-G-85) added 17 points for the winners. Sonny Weems answered with 21 points for Time Team. Rashaun Broadus (183-PG-84, college: BYU) had 20 points in the loss.
Traditional contests took place right before the game. Sonny Weems turned out the winner of Slam Dunk Contest. He prevailed against Raimundas Danys in the Final.
Zygimantas Sestokas claimed Three-Point Shooutout Contest crown edging Aleksandar Rasic in the final round.

Lithuania: Jonas Valanciunas 25+13 boards, Mindaugas Kuzminskas (205-F-89) 24, Renaldas Seibutis 17, Mantas Kalnietis 13+11 assists
Time Team: Sonny Weems 21, Rashaun Broadus 20, Rakovic 13

Baltic League: Zalgiris outscore Lietuvos Rytas in Final - Apr 29, 2012

Zalgiris - Lietuvos Rytas 74:70

Zalgiris registered victory in the Baltic League Final. They shot down Lietuvos Rytas to claim the title for the third time in a row. Mantas Kalnietis (196-G-86, agency: Interperformances) stepped up with 19 points to pace the winners.
Lietuvos Rytas spurred ahead in the first term. Nearly perfect offense propelled the Vilnius team to a 26:22 lead after ten minutes. Zalgiris changed the complexion of the game in the second frame. They shut down their opponents defensively limiting those to only 10 points. Zalgiris erased the deficit and eventually posted a 42:36 halftime lead. Zalgiris maintained the lead throughout the third term. They arrived at the final intermission up by as many as 5 points 59:54. Marko Popovic (185-G-82, agency: Alti Sport, college: S.Idaho JC) gave Zalgiris a 12-point lead midway through the final term 70:58. Javtokas then converted a layup to stretch the margin to 14-point mark. But Lietuvos Rytas answered with a 9:0 run to narrow the gap. Tyrese Rice (185-PG-87, agency: Priority Sports, college: Boston Coll.) dragged the Vilnius team within 4 points with 19 seconds remaining however Lietuvos Rytas failed to capitalize on Jankunas turnover and Zalgiris hang on to win the battle. Mindaugas Kuzminskas (205-F-89) and Marko Popovic provided 11 points each for Zalgiris. Tyrese Rice answered with 20 points for Lietuvos Rytas. Predrag Samardziski (214-C-86, agency: Beo Basket) added 15 points and 8 rebounds in the loss.

Zalgiris: Mantas Kalnietis 19, Marko Popovic 11, Mindaugas Kuzminskas 11
Lietuvos Rytas: Tyrese Rice 20, Predrag Samardziski 15

VTB League: Lietuvos Rytas clinch Bronze medals - May 3, 2012

Lietuvos Rytas - Lokomotiv Kuban 91:83

Lietuvos Rytas stepped onto the pedestal in VTB League. The Vilnius powerhouse held off Lokomotiv to earn the Bronze medals. Six Lietuvos Rytas players scored in double digits. Jonas Valanciunas (210-C-92) knocked down 15 points to pace the winners.
Lietuvos Rytas started the game aggressively. They unloaded 29 points in the opening quarter to take 3-point lead. Teams paid more attention to defence in the second term. Lietuvos Rytas limited Lokomotiv to just 10 points in the period to boost the margin to 11 points at halftime 47:36. Lietuvos Rytas maintained the lead throughout the third term. They stretched the margin to as many as 20 points before the final frame. Lokomotiv refused to surrender as they unleashed 36 points in the fourth quarter but Lietuvos Rytas withheld the challenge and earned the victory at the end. Steponas Babrauskas (197-G/F-84) notched 13 points, while Renaldas Seibutis (195-G-85) nailed 12 points in the winning case. Jeremiah Massey (202-F-82, college: Kansas St.) replied with 22 points for Lokomotiv. Nikita Shabalkin (205-F-86) netted 19 points in the loss.

Lietuvos Rytas: Jonas Valanciunas 15, Steponas Babrauskas 13, Renaldas Seibutis 12
Lokomotiv Kuban: Jeremiah Massey 22, Nikita Shabalkin 19

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