View Full Version : Barons LMT signs Gustas, Brūniņ and Vaikulis

08-01-2007, 01:32 PM

Giedrius Gustas (G) Lithuanian nat. (1+1+1) - played for Barons in 2005-2006 season, last year played for Dinamo MR (Russia), averaging 8.0 points in Russian league, currently candidate for Lithuanian NT for Eurobasket 07

Raimonds Vaikulis (G) Latvian nat. (2+1)- played for Ventspils last season averaging 5,8 points in SEB Baltic Basketball League

Artūrs Brūniņš (F) Latvian nat. (1+1+1) - played for Barons in 2005-2006 season, last year played for Gipsar Stal Ostrow in Polish league averaging 6.8 points in Polish League

Currently Barons team:

Giedrius Gustas (PG/SG, 190cm, 1980)
Raimonds Vaikulis (SG, 191cm, 1980)
Mārtiņš Kravčenko (SG, 191cm, 1985)
Armands Šķēle (SG, 193cm, 1983)
Curtis Marshall (SF, 196cm, 1983)
Artūrs Brūniņš (SF/PF, 200cm, 1982)
Kaspars Bērziņš (PF/C, 213cm, 1985)

Search for players continues, they are interested in (and probably in other players too, especially US players):

E.J. Rowland (PG, 188cm, 1978, Barons/LMT)
Mareks Jurevičus (SG/SF, 198cm, 1985, Liepājas Lauvas)
Gatis Jahovičs (SF/PF, 202cm, 1984, WTK Anwil, Polija)
Klāvs Ansons (PF, 202cm, 1983, Liepājas Lauvas)
Steve Rich (C, 208cm, 1972, Barons/LMT)

Jurevicus and Ansons were leaders of Liepājas Lauvas- team that finished 4th in Latvian Basketball League despite small budget and not playing in BBL, they also might like to keep E.J. Rowland who played very good in play-off ''super'' semifinal vs ASK Riga and center Steve Rich who was disqualified for taking coke.
Also the head coach has changed and Kālis Muižnieks- Latvian NT head coach left Ventspils and has joined Barons/LMT.

New player Raimonds Vaikulis said in the interview that main goals for team is to win LBL title and 3rd place in BBL that's again everybody's for taking.

08-26-2007, 10:04 AM
well barons geting stronger i think, and gustas even if hes VERY bad for lithuania NT he will be good player for LBL and BBl and it nice to see that bbl geting stronger and stronger. Gd luck next year;)