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  • I feel very good vibes about Jakucionis. The way he executes his shot, you can feel there's the potential. I get the vibes of late 90s and 00s greats such as Karnisovas, Stombergas, Jasikevicius, Siskauskas, Macijauskas when I see that bouncy pull up three and that range and confidence in taking the shot. Kalnietis was a bad shooter, Jokubaitis shoots without leaping from three, but Jakucionis can be like Jasikevicius at shooting threes. I get the feeling he will be lighting up.

    It's crazy. 2 ACB games, again only few minutes, 2 bank threes in similar situation pretty much

    https://twitter.com/ACBCOM/status/1728833613750235245?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw%7Ctwcamp%5 Etweetembed%7Ctwterm%5E1728833613750235245%7Ctwgr% 5Eadfa501c6a97b819c433192e7ba27e20cbcef6e5%7Ctwcon %5Es1_&ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.krepsinis.net%2Fn aujiena%2Fk-jakucionis-pranoko-m-susinska-o-barcelona-sutriuskino-varzovus%2F331610

    Grimao really waited till the end while Barca was sweeping the opponent all day long. Could easily give him 8-10 minutes of action.
    LTU NT will snatch Eurobasket 2029 title with this roster:

    Jokubaitis, Marciulionis, Laurencikas
    Indrusaitis, Brazdeikis, Rubstavicius
    Buzelis, Lelevicius
    Murauskas, Sirvydis
    Tubelis, Krivas

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    • Jokubaitis back after minor injury with 20pts and 14pts in 4th quarter. He just turned 23. After 2-3 years he will be trearing Euro competition apart offensively if stays in old continent:

      Rokas Jokubaitis firm un espectacular ltimo cuarto para liderar al Bara a la victoria ante Coviran Granada. El base lituano consigui 14 puntos, 3 rebotes...
      LTU NT will snatch Eurobasket 2029 title with this roster:

      Jokubaitis, Marciulionis, Laurencikas
      Indrusaitis, Brazdeikis, Rubstavicius
      Buzelis, Lelevicius
      Murauskas, Sirvydis
      Tubelis, Krivas

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      • That's the Marciulionis I was preaching here via exhibition game. Dominant one. 5 steals is nasty. Physical, can get inside, facilitate. In last 4 games he's averaging 13,2ppg. That's what I want to see. His finishing skills still needs much more polishing, but if he continues to improve in that department, look out:

        LTU NT will snatch Eurobasket 2029 title with this roster:

        Jokubaitis, Marciulionis, Laurencikas
        Indrusaitis, Brazdeikis, Rubstavicius
        Buzelis, Lelevicius
        Murauskas, Sirvydis
        Tubelis, Krivas

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        • Jakucionis is proving that he has nothing to do in 4th Spanish division with Barca's U18. In last 5 games he drops 22,6ppg and ridiculous 28,2eff. He is totally dominating and I think he reached that line when he can't develop further in such environment. He needs to step up to higher level. Most Barca's games in ACB are tight so I don't see him getting minutes. Barca's management would make a right decision loaning him to some weak ACB team where he would get constant minutes.
          LTU NT will snatch Eurobasket 2029 title with this roster:

          Jokubaitis, Marciulionis, Laurencikas
          Indrusaitis, Brazdeikis, Rubstavicius
          Buzelis, Lelevicius
          Murauskas, Sirvydis
          Tubelis, Krivas

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          • Yup, Mr. fundamental at 1, or Mr. European Chris Paul strikes it again. 18pts + 4as. Obviously he plays tons of minutes now and that's exactly what he needs. He needs big minutes, big role, big pool where he can master his craft, can go through his ups and downs. Rock solid sharp passes, strong slashes inside and he showed quite a lot of jump shooting which is his main weakness. In his last 6 games he averages 13,3ppg now. I would love to see this becoming his status quo average from now on. Obviously he will still have shooting slumps inevitably, but also shows that he reached new level overall and he's still 21yo which means he still have like solid 5 years till his prime to polish his game. Very promising picture and I think in Europe he will be even better where pick roll offense is the king and Marciulionis is the best in p'n'r dominated basketball. Good news he also have terrific chemistry with Tubelis. Throw these 2 off the bench and will have a great connection.

            LTU NT will snatch Eurobasket 2029 title with this roster:

            Jokubaitis, Marciulionis, Laurencikas
            Indrusaitis, Brazdeikis, Rubstavicius
            Buzelis, Lelevicius
            Murauskas, Sirvydis
            Tubelis, Krivas

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            • My goodness, what a dominant streak by Kasparas Jakucionis. Last night again 31eff and the guy made 15/16 FTs. 24pts, 9as. In last 4 games he is averaging 32,5eff per game. That's insanity. Even his season efficiency now is going through the roof 22,3eff and he exceeds Dame Sarr who is treated as legitimate NBA prospect, who has 18,5eff. Jakucionis is stud prospect and I can't wait to see his further development. I think his built and explosiveness is too much for this level. He gets to the line at will, no-one can contain him.
              LTU NT will snatch Eurobasket 2029 title with this roster:

              Jokubaitis, Marciulionis, Laurencikas
              Indrusaitis, Brazdeikis, Rubstavicius
              Buzelis, Lelevicius
              Murauskas, Sirvydis
              Tubelis, Krivas

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              • I'm watching Jakucionis' highlights and I'm smiling His scoring potential great. He takes his threes so effortless and overall seems to be hardcore scorer at 1. Today's shooting first PG a la Curry/Lillard. 25pts, dropped 2 big threes in last minute thriller against Real's U18. It's the clash of two best Youth club systems in Europe. And Jakucionis is leading Barcelona's side. In his last 6 games he averages 24,4ppg. Can't wait to see how he will fair with U18 team in his own age group:

                Last edited by Straight forward; 12-18-2023, 03:35 PM.
                LTU NT will snatch Eurobasket 2029 title with this roster:

                Jokubaitis, Marciulionis, Laurencikas
                Indrusaitis, Brazdeikis, Rubstavicius
                Buzelis, Lelevicius
                Murauskas, Sirvydis
                Tubelis, Krivas

                Comment


                • Marciulionis heating up. 18 and 17 points games. I have no idea why he struggled so badly at the start. He could do much better. But now he's doing really well. In his first 7 games -
                  19% threes (5/26) and in last 7 - 40% 3pt (11/27). Now he stands where Jasikevicius was standing as junior with 10.7ppg, 3,4as, 40% FG in 30min. Their stats are surprisingly similar. Jasikevicius was one year younger I think though. However, their NCAA careers are like a flashback thus far.







                  LTU NT will snatch Eurobasket 2029 title with this roster:

                  Jokubaitis, Marciulionis, Laurencikas
                  Indrusaitis, Brazdeikis, Rubstavicius
                  Buzelis, Lelevicius
                  Murauskas, Sirvydis
                  Tubelis, Krivas

                  Comment


                  • I waited for that kind of article. I think the clash between U18 Real and Barca should attract much more attention. The author called Jakucionis top 4 international 2025 NBA drafts prospect and says that if Jakucionis will do things like he did in 2023 (I called this year sensational for Jakucionis, didn't expect he will rise so strong after his U16 campaign, which was solid, but not great) he will be selected in the first round. The author is not trashy at all, cause he worked with The Stepien and Sports Illustrated previously which both I respect a lot and well FIBA (less respected platform ).

                    Personally, I think this projection is slightly too favorable, I would definitely think about the second round naturally if drafted at all, but to be fair I think that Jakucionis has the best chances to play in the NBA because of his shooting ability in the first place from LTU PGs. His trigger is legit and he can score in all possible ways, and specially his smooth looking three (spot up and off the dribble) is the key here. I think Jakucionis has more chances to be a role player in the NBA than Jokubaitis who lacks more convincing off the dribble shooting from three. Besides, Jakucionis is a bit more athletic, tougher and better defender than Jokubaitis.

                    I agree that Hugo Gonzalez is hands down the best prospect of 2006, but it's pleasure to witness that Jakucionis may actually be the second most talented and Indrusaitis is among top 5-6 Euro 2006 prospects as well. This is pretty crazy.

                    (1998-2007 is a very good stretch for Lihuania or make it 1996- 2007 if you want to snatch Sabonis as well. I project that specially 2000-2007 stretch of generations will be golden, just as 1973-1980 was (starting with Stombergas and finishing with Macijauskas). So it took basically 20 years of gap between one deep talent pool and another. I hope in the future we don't have such long years of drought).
                    LTU NT will snatch Eurobasket 2029 title with this roster:

                    Jokubaitis, Marciulionis, Laurencikas
                    Indrusaitis, Brazdeikis, Rubstavicius
                    Buzelis, Lelevicius
                    Murauskas, Sirvydis
                    Tubelis, Krivas

                    Comment


                    • Here's the article:

                      Four of the top international 2025 Draft prospects shared the floor last weekend. How did they fare in the finals of one of the biggest U18 invitationals in Europe.
                      LTU NT will snatch Eurobasket 2029 title with this roster:

                      Jokubaitis, Marciulionis, Laurencikas
                      Indrusaitis, Brazdeikis, Rubstavicius
                      Buzelis, Lelevicius
                      Murauskas, Sirvydis
                      Tubelis, Krivas

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                      • Kasparas Jakucionis | 6-4 Guard | 2006 (Barcelona)


                        Kasparas Jakucionis had an excellent tournament and it’s a travesty he wasn’t named to the All-Tournament Team. Although teammate Dame Sarr has the higher upside, he was by far the team’s most consistent and reliable performer. He possesses good size and although he is not an explosive athlete, he is very functionally strong for his age. Jakucionis has shown nice potential as a combo guard for the pro level and is actually playing extensively as the primary ball-handler for his current team. Versatile and assertive, he has a tendency to hold on to the ball too often and can be turnover-prone. He’s an adept pick-and-roll player and is more of a slasher than a shooter at this stage. Jakucionis can get to the rim and can score amidst contact, but will need to prove that he can do the same at higher levels of competition. His three-point shot is currently pretty streaky. He hit a clutch trey in the final seconds of the championship game to give his team the lead before they ultimately lost at the buzzer. On the defensive end, Jakucionis is clearly better against strength than speed as he can defend bigger wings well, but he may struggle to defend smaller, quicker ball-handlers. He is a polished, mature prospect with a very Euro-style game.

                        In the latest edition of “P.I.Pulse”, Pro Insight’s Jason Filippi highlights prospects that stood out at the L’Hospitalet Junior Tournament after spending several days on-site in Barcelona, Spain: Last month, I had the opportunity to travel to Barcelona to scout the 44th annual L’Hospitalet Junior Tournament. It is always one of my favorite events to attend on the international scouting circuit. Among the tournament’s most famous alumni are Luka Doncic, Josh Giddey, Jonas Valanciunas, Nikola Mir
                        LTU NT will snatch Eurobasket 2029 title with this roster:

                        Jokubaitis, Marciulionis, Laurencikas
                        Indrusaitis, Brazdeikis, Rubstavicius
                        Buzelis, Lelevicius
                        Murauskas, Sirvydis
                        Tubelis, Krivas

                        Comment


                        • Terrific stretch for Marciulionis. Last night 22pts, career high, in previous game 10 assists, career high. IDK what happened to him in first 4 games, but after that he has been having terrific season. Most importantly he led Geals for a close win last night. Now he has very solid 11,5ppg, 4as, 41.4% in the season. In last 5 games he has 16,2ppg, 6,6apg, 48% FG, 55% 3FG. Elite numbers. And this stretch shows where he can get if he will put all his things together. Maybe he will be like Sedekerskis. Highly praised early, then lost in translation for quite a bit of time and then slowly fighting all back and eventually kicking asses. Really happy to see his creativity unleashed again. He can be really creative passer, one of the best in Europe (best 2002 gen passer), but Gaels BB wasn't very comfy for this part of his game, now he showed it:


                          LTU NT will snatch Eurobasket 2029 title with this roster:

                          Jokubaitis, Marciulionis, Laurencikas
                          Indrusaitis, Brazdeikis, Rubstavicius
                          Buzelis, Lelevicius
                          Murauskas, Sirvydis
                          Tubelis, Krivas

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                          • Well, it's really refreshing too see fired up Marciulionis. He showed his explosiveness and competitiveness of his game in this one. He goes hard on you on his drives, he won't avoid the contact. It's obvious he wants some blood after those 2 frustrating seasons. He's balling and there and you can see he doesn't avoid the emotions. He has sneaky athleticism. At times you could even think he lacks athleticism, but then he explodes and shows that he has it. It's really hard to contain him when he goes to his left (obviously Rooney genes). Hitting 9/9 FTs was really nice, specially those 2 clutch one.

                            #3 AUGUSTAS MARCIULIONIS game highlights Saint Mary's Gaels vs LMU LIONS | SMG | NCAA. Augustas Marciulionis stats: 22 PTS / 1 STL / 3 AST / 3 REB
                            LTU NT will snatch Eurobasket 2029 title with this roster:

                            Jokubaitis, Marciulionis, Laurencikas
                            Indrusaitis, Brazdeikis, Rubstavicius
                            Buzelis, Lelevicius
                            Murauskas, Sirvydis
                            Tubelis, Krivas

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                            • Holly shit, Jakucionis is not slowing down. After great showing in the recent Youth tournament, he continues to completely dominate Spanish EBA league. Monster game - 29pts, 14rbs, 8as, 5stls, 46eff. Sunk 6/9 threes.In his last 6 games, he has 34,5eff per game. That's flat out domination. Dude's gonna get drafted and likely the most dominant LTU PG in the making.
                              LTU NT will snatch Eurobasket 2029 title with this roster:

                              Jokubaitis, Marciulionis, Laurencikas
                              Indrusaitis, Brazdeikis, Rubstavicius
                              Buzelis, Lelevicius
                              Murauskas, Sirvydis
                              Tubelis, Krivas

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                              • Well we can only wish that this will transition into men basketball. There are a lot of case where physically dominant youth players loose their edge against men.

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