Zalgiris Kaunas
#0 Center United States of America 1991 Height: 2.08
#2 Forward United States of America 1988 Height: 2.04
#3 Guard United States of America 1991 Height: 1.93
#7 Guard United States of America 1992 Height: 1.93
#9 Guard France 1992 Height: 1.98
#10 Guard Lithuania 1999 Height: 1.99
#12 Center Lithuania 2000 Height: 2.05
#13 Forward Lithuania 1984 Height: 2.05
#17 Center Lithuania 1997 Height: 2.13
#21 Guard Lithuania 1986 Height: 1.95
#30 Forward United States of America 1992 Height: 2.06
#31 Guard Lithuania 2000 Height: 1.92
#40 Guard Lithuania 1994 Height: 1.98
#44 Center Lithuania 1984 Height: 2.08
#92 Forward Lithuania 1992 Height: 1.99
Head coach Lithuania 1976
EuroLeague 2018-19
Accumulated Statistics - All phases
  Rebounds Blocks Fouls
Player G GS Min Pts 2FG 3FG FT O D T As St To Fv Ag Cm Rv PIR
BIRUTIS, LAURYNAS 17 0 118:08 46 17/29   12/17 7 8 15 2 2 11 5 4 20 14 32
DAVIES, BRANDON 33 32 792:04 458 167/303   124/163 60 119 179 64 33 65 15 20 96 145 538
GRIGONIS, MARIUS 33 17 681:49 289 52/110 33/72 86/92 7 66 73 65 20 44   7 87 106 312
JANKUNAS, PAULIUS 17 9 272:59 106 35/68 1/4 33/37 10 42 52 16 3 17 4 3 33 40 128
JOKUBAITIS, ROKAS 11 0 68:35 29 9/16 1/5 8/10 2 4 6 7   11 1   8 11 22
KAVALIAUSKAS, ANTANAS 20 3 235:50 102 40/68   22/26 13 36 49 20 7 17 4 3 48 25 107
MILAKNIS, ARTURAS 33 10 764:02 233 15/42 58/139 29/34 10 39 49 30 22 23 2 5 57 40 178
SABECKIS, DONATAS 2 0 1:13                              
THOMPSON, DEON 16 0 225:06 78 33/56 0/1 12/21 19 32 51 9 7 12 7 5 28 21 95
ULANOVAS, EDGARAS 33 23 827:06 240 55/111 23/65 61/73 35 75 110 45 19 39 6 5 64 87 289
ULECKAS, LUKAS 4 0 25:22 4 2/3 0/4     3 3 4 1 3 1 1 2 1 3
VENSKUS, ERIKAS 2 0 12:56 4 2/4     1 1 2 3 1 1   1     6
WALKUP, THOMAS 33 18 558:06 170 55/95 13/43 21/26 18 70 88 73 18 38 1 7 88 46 188
WALTON JR, DERRICK 17 2 214:32 78 13/36 7/23 31/36 1 19 20 43 8 25   3 12 33 98
WESTERMANN, LEO 26 10 441:41 167 15/43 36/85 29/39 6 48 54 70 13 52   2 52 43 154
WHITE, AARON 33 22 821:42 273 81/141 13/40 72/91 34 103 137 22 12 27 7 14 68 97 333
WOLTERS, NATE 27 19 613:49 296 102/184 23/65 23/34 8 69 77 102 21 38   14 60 53 302
Totals     6675:00 2573 693/1309 208/546 563/699 298 774 1072 575 187 441 53 94 723 762 2874
Average     202:16 77.96 52.9% 38.1% 80.5% 9.03 23.45 32.48 17.42 5.66 13.36 1.6 2.84 21.9 23.09 87.09
Average Statistics - All phases
  Rebounds Blocks Fouls
Player G GS Min Pts 2FG 3FG FT O D T As St To Fv Ag Cm Rv PIR
BIRUTIS, LAURYNAS 17 0 6:56 2.7 58.6%   70.6% 0.4 0.5 0.9 0.1 0.1 0.6 0.3 0.2 1.2 0.8 1.9
DAVIES, BRANDON 33 32 24:00 13.9 55.1%   76.1% 1.8 3.6 5.4 1.9 1 2 0.5 0.6 2.9 4.4 16.3
GRIGONIS, MARIUS 33 17 20:39 8.8 47.3% 45.8% 93.5% 0.2 2 2.2 2 0.6 1.3   0.2 2.6 3.2 9.5
JANKUNAS, PAULIUS 17 9 16:03 6.2 51.5% 25% 89.2% 0.6 2.5 3.1 0.9 0.2 1 0.2 0.2 1.9 2.4 7.5
JOKUBAITIS, ROKAS 11 0 6:14 2.6 56.3% 20% 80% 0.2 0.4 0.5 0.6   1 0.1   0.7 1 2
KAVALIAUSKAS, ANTANAS 20 3 11:47 5.1 58.8%   84.6% 0.7 1.8 2.5 1 0.4 0.9 0.2 0.2 2.4 1.3 5.3
MILAKNIS, ARTURAS 33 10 23:09 7.1 35.7% 41.7% 85.3% 0.3 1.2 1.5 0.9 0.7 0.7 0.1 0.2 1.7 1.2 5.4
SABECKIS, DONATAS 2 0 0:36                              
THOMPSON, DEON 16 0 14:04 4.9 58.9%   57.1% 1.2 2 3.2 0.6 0.4 0.8 0.4 0.3 1.8 1.3 5.9
ULANOVAS, EDGARAS 33 23 25:03 7.3 49.5% 35.4% 83.6% 1.1 2.3 3.3 1.4 0.6 1.2 0.2 0.2 1.9 2.6 8.8
ULECKAS, LUKAS 4 0 6:20 1 66.7%       0.8 0.8 1 0.3 0.8 0.3 0.3 0.5 0.3 0.8
VENSKUS, ERIKAS 2 0 6:28 2 50%     0.5 0.5 1 1.5 0.5 0.5   0.5     3
WALKUP, THOMAS 33 18 16:54 5.2 57.9% 30.2% 80.8% 0.5 2.1 2.7 2.2 0.5 1.2   0.2 2.7 1.4 5.7
WALTON JR, DERRICK 17 2 12:37 4.6 36.1% 30.4% 86.1% 0.1 1.1 1.2 2.5 0.5 1.5   0.2 0.7 1.9 5.8
WESTERMANN, LEO 26 10 16:59 6.4 34.9% 42.4% 74.4% 0.2 1.8 2.1 2.7 0.5 2   0.1 2 1.7 5.9
WHITE, AARON 33 22 24:54 8.3 57.4% 32.5% 79.1% 1 3.1 4.2 0.7 0.4 0.8 0.2 0.4 2.1 2.9 10.1
WOLTERS, NATE 27 19 22:44 11 55.4% 35.4% 67.6% 0.3 2.6 2.9 3.8 0.8 1.4   0.5 2.2 2 11.2
Average     202:16 77.96 52.9% 38.1% 80.5% 9.03 23.45 32.48 17.42 5.66 13.36 1.6 2.84 21.9 23.09 87.09
Accumulated Statistics - Playoffs
  Rebounds Blocks Fouls
Player G GS Min Pts 2FG 3FG FT O D T As St To Fv Ag Cm Rv PIR
DAVIES, BRANDON 3 3 58:21 25 9/21   7/10 2 7 9 2 2 8   4 10 13 14
GRIGONIS, MARIUS 3 3 62:31 23 6/11 1/7 8/11 1 5 6 6 1 2     7 16 29
JOKUBAITIS, ROKAS 1 0 4:21     0/1                       -1
KAVALIAUSKAS, ANTANAS 2 0 21:45 2 1/4     1 3 4     4   1 4   -6
MILAKNIS, ARTURAS 3 0 70:08 11 1/2 3/13   1 6 7 1 1       2 2 9
THOMPSON, DEON 3 0 54:32 11 4/8   3/4 5 11 16 2   5 1 1 9 4 14
ULANOVAS, EDGARAS 3 3 79:43 30 10/13 1/3 7/8 7 6 13 4 4 6 3   4 9 47
ULECKAS, LUKAS 1 0 4:21   0/1       1 1     1         -1
WALKUP, THOMAS 3 0 59:45 17 7/17 0/2 3/5   8 8 6 1 10   2 8 7 5
WESTERMANN, LEO 3 3 57:04 11 1/2 3/13 0/2 1 5 6 6 1 9     7 4 -1
WHITE, AARON 3 3 68:41 17 3/7 2/4 5/8 1 10 11 2   2     9 6 16
WOLTERS, NATE 3 0 58:48 35 9/14 5/7 2/2 1 6 7 5 1 2   1 9 4 33
Totals     600:00 182 51/100 15/50 35/50 28 69 97 34 11 52 4 9 69 65 164
Average     200:00 60.66 51% 30% 70% 9.33 23 32.33 11.33 3.66 17.33 1.33 3 23 21.66 54.66
Average Statistics - Playoffs
  Rebounds Blocks Fouls
Player G GS Min Pts 2FG 3FG FT O D T As St To Fv Ag Cm Rv PIR
DAVIES, BRANDON 3 3 19:27 8.3 42.9%   70% 0.7 2.3 3 0.7 0.7 2.7   1.3 3.3 4.3 4.7
GRIGONIS, MARIUS 3 3 20:50 7.7 54.5% 14.3% 72.7% 0.3 1.7 2 2 0.3 0.7     2.3 5.3 9.7
JOKUBAITIS, ROKAS 1 0 4:21                             -1
KAVALIAUSKAS, ANTANAS 2 0 10:52 1 25%     0.5 1.5 2     2   0.5 2   -3
MILAKNIS, ARTURAS 3 0 23:22 3.7 50% 23.1%   0.3 2 2.3 0.3 0.3       0.7 0.7 3
THOMPSON, DEON 3 0 18:10 3.7 50%   75% 1.7 3.7 5.3 0.7   1.7 0.3 0.3 3 1.3 4.7
ULANOVAS, EDGARAS 3 3 26:34 10 76.9% 33.3% 87.5% 2.3 2 4.3 1.3 1.3 2 1   1.3 3 15.7
ULECKAS, LUKAS 1 0 4:21           1 1     1         -1
WALKUP, THOMAS 3 0 19:55 5.7 41.2%   60%   2.7 2.7 2 0.3 3.3   0.7 2.7 2.3 1.7
WESTERMANN, LEO 3 3 19:01 3.7 50% 23.1%   0.3 1.7 2 2 0.3 3     2.3 1.3 -0.3
WHITE, AARON 3 3 22:53 5.7 42.9% 50% 62.5% 0.3 3.3 3.7 0.7   0.7     3 2 5.3
WOLTERS, NATE 3 0 19:36 11.7 64.3% 71.4% 100% 0.3 2 2.3 1.7 0.3 0.7   0.3 3 1.3 11
Average     200:00 60.66 51% 30% 70% 9.33 23 32.33 11.33 3.66 17.33 1.33 3 23 21.66 54.66
Accumulated Statistics - Regular Season
  Rebounds Blocks Fouls
Player G GS Min Pts 2FG 3FG FT O D T As St To Fv Ag Cm Rv PIR
BIRUTIS, LAURYNAS 17 0 118:08 46 17/29   12/17 7 8 15 2 2 11 5 4 20 14 32
DAVIES, BRANDON 30 29 733:43 433 158/282   117/153 58 112 170 62 31 57 15 16 86 132 524
GRIGONIS, MARIUS 30 14 619:18 266 46/99 32/65 78/81 6 61 67 59 19 42   7 80 90 283
JANKUNAS, PAULIUS 17 9 272:59 106 35/68 1/4 33/37 10 42 52 16 3 17 4 3 33 40 128
JOKUBAITIS, ROKAS 10 0 64:14 29 9/16 1/4 8/10 2 4 6 7   11 1   8 11 23
KAVALIAUSKAS, ANTANAS 18 3 214:05 100 39/64   22/26 12 33 45 20 7 13 4 2 44 25 113
MILAKNIS, ARTURAS 30 10 693:54 222 14/40 55/126 29/34 9 33 42 29 21 23 2 5 55 38 169
SABECKIS, DONATAS 2 0 1:13                              
THOMPSON, DEON 13 0 170:34 67 29/48 0/1 9/17 14 21 35 7 7 7 6 4 19 17 81
ULANOVAS, EDGARAS 30 20 747:23 210 45/98 22/62 54/65 28 69 97 41 15 33 3 5 60 78 242
ULECKAS, LUKAS 3 0 21:01 4 2/2 0/4     2 2 4 1 2 1 1 2 1 4
VENSKUS, ERIKAS 2 0 12:56 4 2/4     1 1 2 3 1 1   1     6
WALKUP, THOMAS 30 18 498:21 153 48/78 13/41 18/21 18 62 80 67 17 28 1 5 80 39 183
WALTON JR, DERRICK 17 2 214:32 78 13/36 7/23 31/36 1 19 20 43 8 25   3 12 33 98
WESTERMANN, LEO 23 7 384:37 156 14/41 33/72 29/37 5 43 48 64 12 43   2 45 39 155
WHITE, AARON 30 19 753:01 256 78/134 11/36 67/83 33 93 126 20 12 25 7 14 59 91 317
WOLTERS, NATE 24 19 555:01 261 93/170 18/58 21/32 7 63 70 97 20 36   13 51 49 269
Totals     6075:00 2391 642/1209 193/496 528/649 270 705 975 541 176 389 49 85 654 697 2710
Average     202:30 79.7 53.1% 38.9% 81.4% 9 23.5 32.5 18.03 5.86 12.96 1.63 2.83 21.8 23.23 90.33
Average Statistics - Regular Season
  Rebounds Blocks Fouls
Player G GS Min Pts 2FG 3FG FT O D T As St To Fv Ag Cm Rv PIR
BIRUTIS, LAURYNAS 17 0 6:56 2.7 58.6%   70.6% 0.4 0.5 0.9 0.1 0.1 0.6 0.3 0.2 1.2 0.8 1.9
DAVIES, BRANDON 30 29 24:27 14.4 56%   76.5% 1.9 3.7 5.7 2.1 1 1.9 0.5 0.5 2.9 4.4 17.5
GRIGONIS, MARIUS 30 14 20:38 8.9 46.5% 49.2% 96.3% 0.2 2 2.2 2 0.6 1.4   0.2 2.7 3 9.4
JANKUNAS, PAULIUS 17 9 16:03 6.2 51.5% 25% 89.2% 0.6 2.5 3.1 0.9 0.2 1 0.2 0.2 1.9 2.4 7.5
JOKUBAITIS, ROKAS 10 0 6:25 2.9 56.3% 25% 80% 0.2 0.4 0.6 0.7   1.1 0.1   0.8 1.1 2.3
KAVALIAUSKAS, ANTANAS 18 3 11:53 5.6 60.9%   84.6% 0.7 1.8 2.5 1.1 0.4 0.7 0.2 0.1 2.4 1.4 6.3
MILAKNIS, ARTURAS 30 10 23:07 7.4 35% 43.7% 85.3% 0.3 1.1 1.4 1 0.7 0.8 0.1 0.2 1.8 1.3 5.6
SABECKIS, DONATAS 2 0 0:36                              
THOMPSON, DEON 13 0 13:07 5.2 60.4%   52.9% 1.1 1.6 2.7 0.5 0.5 0.5 0.5 0.3 1.5 1.3 6.2
ULANOVAS, EDGARAS 30 20 24:54 7 45.9% 35.5% 83.1% 0.9 2.3 3.2 1.4 0.5 1.1 0.1 0.2 2 2.6 8.1
ULECKAS, LUKAS 3 0 7:00 1.3 100%       0.7 0.7 1.3 0.3 0.7 0.3 0.3 0.7 0.3 1.3
VENSKUS, ERIKAS 2 0 6:28 2 50%     0.5 0.5 1 1.5 0.5 0.5   0.5     3
WALKUP, THOMAS 30 18 16:36 5.1 61.5% 31.7% 85.7% 0.6 2.1 2.7 2.2 0.6 0.9   0.2 2.7 1.3 6.1
WALTON JR, DERRICK 17 2 12:37 4.6 36.1% 30.4% 86.1% 0.1 1.1 1.2 2.5 0.5 1.5   0.2 0.7 1.9 5.8
WESTERMANN, LEO 23 7 16:43 6.8 34.1% 45.8% 78.4% 0.2 1.9 2.1 2.8 0.5 1.9   0.1 2 1.7 6.7
WHITE, AARON 30 19 25:06 8.5 58.2% 30.6% 80.7% 1.1 3.1 4.2 0.7 0.4 0.8 0.2 0.5 2 3 10.6
WOLTERS, NATE 24 19 23:07 10.9 54.7% 31% 65.6% 0.3 2.6 2.9 4 0.8 1.5   0.5 2.1 2 11.2
Average     202:30 79.7 53.1% 38.9% 81.4% 9 23.5 32.5 18.03 5.86 12.96 1.63 2.83 21.8 23.23 90.33
Club info

Zalgiris Kaunas comes off its best season this century as the team roared into the EuroLeague Final Four for the first time in nearly two decades. Led by Coach Sarunas Jasikevicius, Zalgiris got out to a strong start in the Turkish Airlines EuroLeague Regular Season, winning 10 of its opening 15 games to make sure it was in a good position to fight for a playoff berth. Paulius Jankunas earned EuroLeague MVP honors for December as the team's cornerstone in a perfect month (5-0). Zalgiris finished the regular season in sixth place with an 18-12 record to advance to the EuroLeague Playoffs for the first time since 2001. Led by Brandon Davies, Zalgiris stole a road win against Olympiacos Piraeus and stayed strong at Zalgirio Arena, pushed by a great crowd, to advance to the Final Four. Jankunas and Kevin Pangos were chosen to the All-EuroLeague Second Team and Brandon Davies became the EuroLeague MVP for April. In its first Final Four appearance since lifting the trophy in 1999, Zalgiris fell to Fenerbahce Istanbul in the semifinals, but bounced back to win the third place game against CSKA Moscow. Zalgiris also won the Lithuanian double by beating Rytas Vilnius in both in the cup title game and league finals.

EuroLeague

SEASON COMPETITION RECORD FINISH
2018-19 EuroLeague 16-17 (playing Playoffs)
2017-18 EuroLeague 22-14 Final Four, Semifinals
2016-17 EuroLeague 14-16 Regular Season
2015-16 EuroLeague 7-17 Top 16
2014-15 EuroLeague 10-14 Top 16
2013-14 EuroLeague 7-17 Top 16
2012-13 EuroLeague 14-10 Top 16
2011-12 EuroLeague 4-12 Top 16
2010-11 EuroLeague 6-10 Top 16
2009-10 EuroLeague 5-11 Top 16
2008-09 EuroLeague 2-8 Regular Season
2007-08 EuroLeague 9-11 Top 16
2006-07 EuroLeague 2-12 Regular Season
2005-06 EuroLeague 9-11 Top 16
2004-05 EuroLeague 8-12 Top 16
2003-04 EuroLeague 9-11 Top 16
2002-03 EuroLeague 5-9 Regular Season
2001-02 EuroLeague 5-9 Regular Season
2000-01 EuroLeague 6-6 Playoffs
TOTAL: 387 160-227
History

Zalgiris Kaunas is a synonym for basketball in a country that lives and breathes the sport. Zalgiris was founded in 1944 by the best basketball players in Kaunas and the club needed just three years to win its first Soviet title. It became Soviet champion four other times – in 1951 and from 1985 to 1987, with the latter period going down as the team’s first golden age. With legends Arvydas Sabonis, Sergejus Jovaisa, Rimas Kurtinaitis and Valdemaras Chomicius taking charge, Zalgiris twice came within a victory of a European trophy, but lost the 1984 Saporta Cup final to Barcelona and came up short in the 1986 EuroLeague championship game against Cibona Zagreb and Drazen Petrovic. Following independence for Lithuania in 1990, Zalgiris gave its basketball-loving fans plenty to cheer about. While the club won the first nine Lithuanian League championships, thus creating a dynasty, it also lifted its first-ever European trophy, the Saporta Cup in 1998, by downing Adecco Milan in the title game behind 35 points from Saulius Stombergas. A year later, Zalgiris shocked the continent by winning the 1999 EuroLeague title. With a fun-to-watch offensive style, the cast of stars including Tyus Edney, Stombergas, Anthony Bowie, Eurelijus Zukauskas and Jiri Zidek was led by Coach Jonas Kazlauskas to Europe's top. Zalgiris has competed in the EuroLeague every year since, but the closest it came to glory again was in 2004 – Sabonis’s retirement season – when it lost a do-or-die Top 16 finale in overtime in epic fashion against eventual champ Maccabi Tel Aviv. The club continued its dominance at home by winning 14 Lithuanian League titles this century. Zalgiris also lifted the Baltic League crown in that competition’s inaugural 2005 season and won triple crowns – Baltic League, Lithuanian League and Lithuanian Cup – in 2008, 2011 and 2012. In the last two seasons, Zalgiris continued reigning at home with back-to-back league and cup doubles, while in the EuroLeague, Coach Sarunas Jasikevicius inspired his charges to play spirited basketball. It all paid off last season, in which Zalgiris finished the EuroLeague regular season with an 18-12 record and downed Olympiacos Piraeus in the playoffs to make it to the Final Four for the first time since 1999. Paulius Jankunas and Brandon Davies earned monthly MVP honors in December and April, respectively. Jankunas and Kevin Pangos were named to the All-EuroLeague Second Team and Zalgiris laid the groundwork for a bright future, as it now has the experience required to do even deeper in the 2018-19 season.

Trophy Case

Euroleague: 1999
Saporta Cup: 1998
Intercontinental Cup: 1986
Baltic League: 2005, 2008, 2010, 2011, 2012
NEBL: 1999
Lithuanian National League: 30 titles, 20 in Lithuanian LKL League champions (1994–present)
1949-50, 1951-52, 1952-53, 1953-54, 1954-55, 1956-57, 1957-58, 1990-91, 1991-92, 1992-93, 1993-94, 1994-95, 1995-96, 1996-97, 1997-98, 1998-99, 2000-01, 2002-03, 2003-04, 2004-05, 2006-07, 2007-08, 2010-11, 2011-12, 2012-13, 2013-14, 2014-15, 2015-16, 2016-17, 2017-18
Lithuanian Federation Cup: 2007, 2008, 2011, 2012, 2015, 2017, 2018
Lithuanian Supercup: 2012
Soviet Union National League: 1946-47, 1950-51, 1984-85, 1985-86, 1986-87
# Player Pos. H.
0 DAVIES, BRANDON C 2.08
2 THOMPSON, DEON F 2.04
3 WOLTERS, NATE G 1.93
7 WALKUP, THOMAS G 1.93
9 WESTERMANN, LEO G 1.98
10 ULECKAS, LUKAS G 1.99
12 VENSKUS, ERIKAS C 2.05
13 JANKUNAS, PAULIUS F 2.05
17 BIRUTIS, LAURYNAS C 2.13
21 MILAKNIS, ARTURAS G 1.95
30 WHITE, AARON F 2.06
31 JOKUBAITIS, ROKAS G 1.92
40 GRIGONIS, MARIUS G 1.98
44 KAVALIAUSKAS, ANTANAS C 2.08
92 ULANOVAS, EDGARAS F 1.99
President:
Paulius Motiejunas
Club Address:
Karaliaus Mindaugo Av. 50, 44334 Kaunas, Lithuania
Arena:
ZALGIRIO ARENA
Karaliaus Mindaugo Av. 50, 44287 Kaunas