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    Since I wanted to ask does any of you have some more information about Lithuanians currently playing in the NCAA or high school basketball, I've started this topic. Please share your knowledge and I'll update the list which right now contains my gathered information.

    Lithuanians in NCAA (not mentioning recent graduates):
    Gilvydas Biruta (finished sophomore season, transferred to Rhode Island)
    Rokas Česnulevičius (finished freshman year in Evansville)
    Lukas Poderis (finished junior season in East Tennessee State)
    Eividas Petrulis (finished freshman season in Saint Mary's)
    Martynas Bareika (finished freshman season in Chattanooga)
    Gabrielius (Gabas) Maldūnas (finished freshman season in Dartmouth)
    Domas Rinkšalis (finished sophomore season in Wofford)
    Viktoras Merkevičius (committed to Oakland)
    Nikolas Stauskas (Canadian-Lithuanian committed to Michigan)
    Laimonas Chatkevičius (committed to South Carolina)
    Mindaugas Kačinas (commited to South Carolina)
    Michailas (Mike) Bedulskis (committed to UNC-Ashville),
    Vincentas Aleksandravičius (heard he's committed to Grand Canyon (D2)

    Evaldas Aniulis, if I'm not wrong, sat out his freshman season in Snow College in JUCO.

    Lithuanians in HS:
    Juozas Balčiūnas (Lemont)
    Ignas Bernotas (coming back to Lithuania to play for LKKA-Atletas, Novi High School)
    Povilas Dambrauskas (La Jolla Prep)
    Henrikas Gelgota (Howe)
    Benas Griciūnas (Findlay Prep)
    Gediminas Juozapavičius (Our Lady of Mount Carmel)
    Arminas Kelmelis (Mount Vernon Presbyterian)
    Edgaras Kvederavičius (Trent International)
    Artūras Makovskis (Lee Academy)
    Algirdas Laurinavičius (Howe)
    Vismantas Marijošius (North Hills Cristian)
    Justas Narušas (Grace Academy)
    Paulius Otruškevičius (Lemont)
    Rokas Paulauskas (Hamilton Heights Christian)
    Robertas Puleikis (Detroit Country Day)
    Juozas Statnickas (Oasis Christian)
    Arnas Zabarauskas (Howe)

    Of course some of players mentioned in the list of HS players should commit to university till the next season but since they haven't done that already, I write them together with other guys currently playing in HS.

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    Don't forget me too . I'm playing BBall in my high school (not varsity though).

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    And that should say me..what? Should "macleopard13" nickname say a lot to everyone?

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    Quote Originally Posted by sagenas View Post
    And that should say me..what? Should "macleopard13" nickname say a lot to everyone?
    You never heard of Leopardas Maciulis?
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    Quote Originally Posted by JGX View Post
    You never heard of Leopardas Maciulis?
    i put "Leopardas Maciulis" in google... No results...

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    Quote Originally Posted by JGX View Post
    You never heard of Leopardas Maciulis?
    Never...

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    Quote Originally Posted by JGX View Post
    You never heard of Leopardas Maciulis?


    I've heard another talent Leonas Maciulis is coming to the world ..

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    Quote Originally Posted by JGX View Post
    You never heard of Leopardas Maciulis?
    I've heard that his skills on the court are only surpassed by his knowledge of the game and internet forum posting abilities off the court.

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    I know it's not the best thread to place this video in, but I found quite an interesting video. It's a game between Lithuania NT vs. World Lithuania NT ("Pasaulio Lietuvių rinktinė"). To be honest I never knew that such game was ever played until I found this video. The main focus of this video is on a former NBA player Brent Barry. He was 20 years old back then. The game was played in Lithuania:

    Last edited by Miškinis; 05-06-2012 at 02:46 PM.

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    Current list of Lithuanians playing in NCAA Division I (2013-14 season):

    Gilvydas Biruta (Rhode Island), 6'8'', PF, Junior, 1991
    Lukas Poderis (East Tennessee), 6'8'', F/C, Senior, 1990
    Mikas Bedulskis (UNC Asheville), 6'9'', PF, Freshman, 1992
    Gabas Maldunas (Dartmouth), 6'9'', F/C, Junior, 1993
    Paulius Satkus (James Madison), 6'8'', F, Freshman, 1994
    Modestas Masilionis (UNC Greensboro), 6'4'', SG, Junior, 1992
    Martynas Bareika (Chattanooga), 6'5'', G/F, Junior, 1990
    Robertas Puleikis (Drake), 6'10'', C, Sophomore, 1993
    Rokas Cesnulevicius (Evansville), 6'8'', PF, Junior, 1992
    Egidijus Mockevicius (Evansville), 6'10'', C, Sophomore, 1992
    Mindaugas Kacinas (South Carolina), 6'7'', F, Sophomore, 1993
    Laimonas Chatkevicius (South Carolina), 6'11'', F/C, Sophomore, 1993
    Eividas Petrulis (Saint Mary's), 6'7'', SF, Junior, 1990
    Paulius Vinogradovas (Norfolk State), 7'1'', C, Junior, 1991
    Last edited by macleopard13; 12-05-2013 at 11:42 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by macleopard13 View Post
    Current list of Lithuanians playing in NCAA Division I (2013-14 season):

    Gilvydas Biruta (Rhode Island), 6'8'', PF, Junior, 1991
    Lukas Poderis (East Tennessee), 6'8'', F/C, Senior, 1990
    Mikas Bedulskis (UNC Asheville), 6'9'', PF, Freshman, 1992
    Gabas Maldunas (Dartmouth), 6'9'', F/C, Junior, 1993
    Paulius Satkus (James Madison), 6'8'', F, Freshman, 1994
    Modestas Masilionis (UNC Greensboro), 6'4'', SG, Junior, 1992
    Martynas Bareika (Chattanooga), 6'5'', G/F, Junior, 1990
    Robertas Puleikis (Drake), 6'10'', C, Sophomore, 1993
    Rokas Cesnulevicius (Evansville), 6'8'', PF, Junior, 1992
    Egidijus Mockevicius (Evansville), 6'10'', C, Sophomore, 1992
    Mindaugas Kacinas (South Carolina), 6'7'', F, Sophomore, 1993
    Laimonas Chatkevicius (South Carolina), 6'11'', F/C, Sophomore, 1993
    Eividas Petrulis (Saint Mary's), 6'7'', SF, Junior, 1990
    Damn... I don't like this tendency of our best young talent constantly being a frontcourt guys. I wish we had some top PG/SG talent. Guys similar to Rubio, Fournier, Karasev, Schroeder etc.

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    Quote Originally Posted by macleopard13 View Post
    Current list of Lithuanians playing in NCAA Division I (2013-14 season):

    Gilvydas Biruta (Rhode Island), 6'8'', PF, Junior, 1991
    Lukas Poderis (East Tennessee), 6'8'', F/C, Senior, 1990
    Mikas Bedulskis (UNC Asheville), 6'9'', PF, Freshman, 1992
    Gabas Maldunas (Dartmouth), 6'9'', F/C, Junior, 1993
    Paulius Satkus (James Madison), 6'8'', F, Freshman, 1994
    Modestas Masilionis (UNC Greensboro), 6'4'', SG, Junior, 1992
    Martynas Bareika (Chattanooga), 6'5'', G/F, Junior, 1990
    Robertas Puleikis (Drake), 6'10'', C, Sophomore, 1993
    Rokas Cesnulevicius (Evansville), 6'8'', PF, Junior, 1992
    Egidijus Mockevicius (Evansville), 6'10'', C, Sophomore, 1992
    Mindaugas Kacinas (South Carolina), 6'7'', F, Sophomore, 1993
    Laimonas Chatkevicius (South Carolina), 6'11'', F/C, Sophomore, 1993
    Eividas Petrulis (Saint Mary's), 6'7'', SF, Junior, 1990
    And sadly there's no single real deal in this list. At least as far as I know.

    The flick from the future...

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