Lietuvos Rytas
#4 Forward Lithuania 1989 Height: 2.00
#5 Guard Lithuania 1984 Height: 1.97
#7 Center Lithuania 1990 Height: 2.08
#8 Guard Lithuania 1979 Height: 1.98
#9 Guard Lithuania 1984 Height: 1.95
#11 Forward Serbia 1984 Height: 2.07
#12 Center Lithuania 1984 Height: 2.16
#13 Guard United States of America 1980 Height: 2.02
#14 Forward Lithuania 1980 Height: 2.03
#15 Center Lithuania 1979 Height: 2.07
#21 Forward Lithuania 1985 Height: 2.00
#22 Forward Lithuania 1985 Height: 2.03
#31 Guard Lithuania 1988 Height: 1.93
#41 Forward Lithuania 1988 Height: 2.03
#55 Guard Lithuania 1982 Height: 1.80
Head coach Lithuania 1960
EuroCup 2008-09
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
ANISIMOV, MICHAILIS 5 0 43:26 14 5/8   4/6 2 9 11   2 4 1   8 5 16
BABRAUSKAS, STEPONAS 15 0 242:06 101 10/25 20/50 21/26 11 17 28 6 19 13 1 3 38 22 73
BJELICA, MILKO 14 6 315:49 138 49/77 6/23 22/43 27 38 65 6 9 23 1 5 42 40 123
BRAZDAUSKIS, LUKAS 1 0 8:12 3 1/1   1/4 1 1 2           1 1 2
DAINYS, EVALDAS 8 3 64:07 10 5/7     3 2 5 8 6 6 1 1 12 3 12
EIDSON, CHUCK 15 15 515:17 239 56/105 21/65 64/90 16 70 86 76 30 48 8 5 32 84 319
GECEVICIUS, MARTYNAS 12 0 95:01 13 1/1 3/23 2/4 1 6 7 7   2     8 3 -2
JOMANTAS, ARTURAS 11 6 290:49 96 23/48 7/21 29/42 15 36 51 23 16 25 3 5 32 44 119
LUKAUSKIS, MINDAUGAS 15 15 393:14 148 24/46 25/85 25/32 15 36 51 33 20 31 1 6 31 31 127
MILISAVLJEVIC, BRANKO 6 6 180:29 97 19/33 13/28 20/22   7 7 25 5 14     14 19 94
PETRAVICIUS, MARIUS 15 14 409:58 194 78/124   38/59 33 59 92 7 12 39 4 15 53 58 193
PREKEVICIUS, MARIUS 6 1 58:39 9 3/4 1/4     9 9 3 5 6 1   8 1 10
SINICA, JUSTAS 8 0 46:22 11 0/1 3/9 2/2 3 3 6 1 1 2 1 1 8 2 4
ZAVACKAS, DONATAS 15 9 336:31 123 14/25 22/61 29/35 19 50 69 4 9 15 3 1 45 27 118
Totals     3000:00 1196 288/505 121/369 257/365 168 369 537 199 137 233 25 42 332 340 1254
Average     200:00 79.73 57% 32.8% 70.4% 11.2 24.6 35.79 13.26 9.13 15.53 1.66 2.8 22.13 22.66 83.6
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
ANISIMOV, MICHAILIS 5 0 8:41 2.8 62.5%   66.7% 0.4 1.8 2.2   0.4 0.8 0.2   1.6 1 3.2
BABRAUSKAS, STEPONAS 15 0 16:08 6.7 40% 40% 80.8% 0.7 1.1 1.9 0.4 1.3 0.9 0.1 0.2 2.5 1.5 4.9
BJELICA, MILKO 14 6 22:33 9.9 63.6% 26.1% 51.2% 1.9 2.7 4.6 0.4 0.6 1.6 0.1 0.4 3 2.9 8.8
BRAZDAUSKIS, LUKAS 1 0 8:12 3 100%   25% 1 1 2           1 1 2
DAINYS, EVALDAS 8 3 8:00 1.3 71.4%     0.4 0.3 0.6 1 0.8 0.8 0.1 0.1 1.5 0.4 1.5
EIDSON, CHUCK 15 15 34:21 15.9 53.3% 32.3% 71.1% 1.1 4.7 5.7 5.1 2 3.2 0.5 0.3 2.1 5.6 21.3
GECEVICIUS, MARTYNAS 12 0 7:55 1.1 100% 13% 50% 0.1 0.5 0.6 0.6   0.2     0.7 0.3 -0.2
JOMANTAS, ARTURAS 11 6 26:26 8.7 47.9% 33.3% 69% 1.4 3.3 4.6 2.1 1.5 2.3 0.3 0.5 2.9 4 10.8
LUKAUSKIS, MINDAUGAS 15 15 26:12 9.9 52.2% 29.4% 78.1% 1 2.4 3.4 2.2 1.3 2.1 0.1 0.4 2.1 2.1 8.5
MILISAVLJEVIC, BRANKO 6 6 30:04 16.2 57.6% 46.4% 90.9%   1.2 1.2 4.2 0.8 2.3     2.3 3.2 15.7
PETRAVICIUS, MARIUS 15 14 27:19 12.9 62.9%   64.4% 2.2 3.9 6.1 0.5 0.8 2.6 0.3 1 3.5 3.9 12.9
PREKEVICIUS, MARIUS 6 1 9:46 1.5 75% 25%     1.5 1.5 0.5 0.8 1 0.2   1.3 0.2 1.7
SINICA, JUSTAS 8 0 5:47 1.4   33.3% 100% 0.4 0.4 0.8 0.1 0.1 0.3 0.1 0.1 1 0.3 0.5
ZAVACKAS, DONATAS 15 9 22:26 8.2 56% 36.1% 82.9% 1.3 3.3 4.6 0.3 0.6 1 0.2 0.1 3 1.8 7.9
Average     200:00 79.73 57% 32.8% 70.4% 11.2 24.6 35.79 13.26 9.13 15.53 1.66 2.8 22.13 22.66 83.6
Accumulated Statistics - Finals
  Rebounds Blocks Fouls
Player G GS Min Pts 2FG 3FG FT O D T As St To Fv Ag Cm Rv PIR
ANISIMOV, MICHAILIS 1 0 4:51         1   1           1    
BABRAUSKAS, STEPONAS 1 0 28:34 18 1/2 3/5 7/8 2 3 5 1 3       4 6 25
BJELICA, MILKO 1 0 11:30 9 4/5 0/1 1/3   3 3   1       3 3 9
DAINYS, EVALDAS 1 0 1:27                 1 1       1 1
EIDSON, CHUCK 1 1 36:26 14 2/7 1/4 7/10 1 3 4 4   3   1 1 9 15
GECEVICIUS, MARTYNAS 1 0 5:54     0/1                       -1
JOMANTAS, ARTURAS 1 1 26:31 8 4/7   0/1 1 3 4 1   3 1 2 4 2 3
LUKAUSKIS, MINDAUGAS 1 1 22:56 3 1/1 0/5 1/2   3 3 6 1 4     3 2 2
PETRAVICIUS, MARIUS 1 1 30:33 20 8/9   4/7 2 5 7 1   3 1 1 3 5 23
SINICA, JUSTAS 1 0 3:04           2 2       1       3
ZAVACKAS, DONATAS 1 1 28:14 8 1/1 2/5   1 4 5 1     1   5   7
Totals     200:00 80 21/32 6/21 20/31 10 28 38 14 6 15 4 4 24 28 90
Average     200:00 80 65.6% 28.6% 64.5% 10 28 38 14 6 15 4 4 24 28 90
Average Statistics - Finals
  Rebounds Blocks Fouls
Player G GS Min Pts 2FG 3FG FT O D T As St To Fv Ag Cm Rv PIR
ANISIMOV, MICHAILIS 1 0 4:51         1   1           1    
BABRAUSKAS, STEPONAS 1 0 28:34 18 50% 60% 87.5% 2 3 5 1 3       4 6 25
BJELICA, MILKO 1 0 11:30 9 80%   33.3%   3 3   1       3 3 9
DAINYS, EVALDAS 1 0 1:27                 1 1       1 1
EIDSON, CHUCK 1 1 36:26 14 28.6% 25% 70% 1 3 4 4   3   1 1 9 15
GECEVICIUS, MARTYNAS 1 0 5:54                             -1
JOMANTAS, ARTURAS 1 1 26:31 8 57.1%     1 3 4 1   3 1 2 4 2 3
LUKAUSKIS, MINDAUGAS 1 1 22:56 3 100%   50%   3 3 6 1 4     3 2 2
PETRAVICIUS, MARIUS 1 1 30:33 20 88.9%   57.1% 2 5 7 1   3 1 1 3 5 23
SINICA, JUSTAS 1 0 3:04           2 2       1       3
ZAVACKAS, DONATAS 1 1 28:14 8 100% 40%   1 4 5 1     1   5   7
Average     200:00 80 65.6% 28.6% 64.5% 10 28 38 14 6 15 4 4 24 28 90
Accumulated Statistics - Semifinals
  Rebounds Blocks Fouls
Player G GS Min Pts 2FG 3FG FT O D T As St To Fv Ag Cm Rv PIR
ANISIMOV, MICHAILIS 1 0 2:57 1 0/1   1/2         1         1 1
BABRAUSKAS, STEPONAS 1 0 14:20 8   2/4 2/2   2 2   2 1     5 2 6
BJELICA, MILKO 1 0 15:29 4 2/4     1   1           1 1 3
DAINYS, EVALDAS 1 0 6:31 2 1/1           1 1       2   2
EIDSON, CHUCK 1 1 34:49 13 5/11 0/4 3/5 3 3 6 7 3 4     3 5 15
JOMANTAS, ARTURAS 1 1 28:12 2 1/3       4 4 1 1 1 1   3 3 6
LUKAUSKIS, MINDAUGAS 1 1 36:08 15 4/5 2/7 1/2   3 3 4 2 2     2 1 14
PETRAVICIUS, MARIUS 1 1 33:57 23 11/15   1/1 2 3 5   2 4   1 4 3 20
ZAVACKAS, DONATAS 1 1 27:37 5 2/3 0/3 1/2 2 3 5     1     4 2 2
Totals     200:00 73 26/43 4/18 9/14 9 20 29 13 12 13 1 1 24 18 72
Average     200:00 73 60.5% 22.2% 64.3% 9 20 29 13 12 13 1 1 24 18 72
Average Statistics - Semifinals
  Rebounds Blocks Fouls
Player G GS Min Pts 2FG 3FG FT O D T As St To Fv Ag Cm Rv PIR
ANISIMOV, MICHAILIS 1 0 2:57 1     50%         1         1 1
BABRAUSKAS, STEPONAS 1 0 14:20 8   50% 100%   2 2   2 1     5 2 6
BJELICA, MILKO 1 0 15:29 4 50%     1   1           1 1 3
DAINYS, EVALDAS 1 0 6:31 2 100%           1 1       2   2
EIDSON, CHUCK 1 1 34:49 13 45.5%   60% 3 3 6 7 3 4     3 5 15
JOMANTAS, ARTURAS 1 1 28:12 2 33.3%       4 4 1 1 1 1   3 3 6
LUKAUSKIS, MINDAUGAS 1 1 36:08 15 80% 28.6% 50%   3 3 4 2 2     2 1 14
PETRAVICIUS, MARIUS 1 1 33:57 23 73.3%   100% 2 3 5   2 4   1 4 3 20
ZAVACKAS, DONATAS 1 1 27:37 5 66.7%   50% 2 3 5     1     4 2 2
Average     200:00 73 60.5% 22.2% 64.3% 9 20 29 13 12 13 1 1 24 18 72
Accumulated Statistics - Quarterfinals
  Rebounds Blocks Fouls
Player G GS Min Pts 2FG 3FG FT O D T As St To Fv Ag Cm Rv PIR
BABRAUSKAS, STEPONAS 1 0 14:39     0/1   2   2   1 1     5   -4
BJELICA, MILKO 1 0 18:19 12 5/7 0/1 2/2 1   1 1   2     3 1 7
DAINYS, EVALDAS 1 0 5:07               1         1    
EIDSON, CHUCK 1 1 38:00 23 5/7 3/7 4/7 1 7 8 1 3 3   1 2 6 26
GECEVICIUS, MARTYNAS 1 0 7:16     0/1                   1   -2
JOMANTAS, ARTURAS 1 1 29:32 11 5/5   1/1 2 4 6 3 1 6     2 4 17
LUKAUSKIS, MINDAUGAS 1 1 27:45 11 0/1 3/8 2/4 1 4 5 2 1 1     4 2 8
PETRAVICIUS, MARIUS 1 1 35:25 12 5/9   2/3 1 6 7 2 2 4   1 4 3 12
ZAVACKAS, DONATAS 1 1 23:57 16 2/4 1/7 9/10 1 5 6   1 2     4 4 12
Totals     200:00 85 22/33 7/25 20/27 11 27 38 10 9 19 0 2 26 20 79
Average     200:00 85 66.7% 28% 74.1% 11 27 38 10 9 19 0 2 26 20 79
Average Statistics - Quarterfinals
  Rebounds Blocks Fouls
Player G GS Min Pts 2FG 3FG FT O D T As St To Fv Ag Cm Rv PIR
BABRAUSKAS, STEPONAS 1 0 14:39         2   2   1 1     5   -4
BJELICA, MILKO 1 0 18:19 12 71.4%   100% 1   1 1   2     3 1 7
DAINYS, EVALDAS 1 0 5:07               1         1    
EIDSON, CHUCK 1 1 38:00 23 71.4% 42.9% 57.1% 1 7 8 1 3 3   1 2 6 26
GECEVICIUS, MARTYNAS 1 0 7:16                         1   -2
JOMANTAS, ARTURAS 1 1 29:32 11 100%   100% 2 4 6 3 1 6     2 4 17
LUKAUSKIS, MINDAUGAS 1 1 27:45 11   37.5% 50% 1 4 5 2 1 1     4 2 8
PETRAVICIUS, MARIUS 1 1 35:25 12 55.6%   66.7% 1 6 7 2 2 4   1 4 3 12
ZAVACKAS, DONATAS 1 1 23:57 16 50% 14.3% 90% 1 5 6   1 2     4 4 12
Average     200:00 85 66.7% 28% 74.1% 11 27 38 10 9 19 0 2 26 20 79
Accumulated Statistics - Last 16
  Rebounds Blocks Fouls
Player G GS Min Pts 2FG 3FG FT O D T As St To Fv Ag Cm Rv PIR
BABRAUSKAS, STEPONAS 6 0 125:52 47 5/13 10/29 7/10 3 10 13 1 11 9 1   14 9 29
BJELICA, MILKO 5 0 117:40 46 19/29 0/6 8/21 12 13 25 3 3 10 1 2 14 18 41
BRAZDAUSKIS, LUKAS 1 0 8:12 3 1/1   1/4 1 1 2           1 1 2
DAINYS, EVALDAS 5 3 51:02 8 4/6     3 2 5 6 4 5 1 1 9 2 9
EIDSON, CHUCK 6 6 201:18 102 23/41 10/29 26/39 4 30 34 38 13 22 3 3 10 38 143
GECEVICIUS, MARTYNAS 5 0 39:52 7 1/1 1/9 2/4 1 4 5 7         4 3 8
JOMANTAS, ARTURAS 6 3 164:58 57 10/25 7/16 16/22 10 19 29 13 12 11 1 2 15 22 76
LUKAUSKIS, MINDAUGAS 6 6 127:15 42 5/14 9/30 5/6 5 9 14 3 6 7 1 2 6 9 29
PETRAVICIUS, MARIUS 6 6 159:15 70 25/44   20/29 12 25 37 2 4 13 1 3 21 29 78
PREKEVICIUS, MARIUS 2 0 22:33 5 1/1 1/2     7 7 1 2 3 1   2   10
SINICA, JUSTAS 5 0 39:36 11   3/9 2/2 3 1 4 1 1 2     7 2 4
ZAVACKAS, DONATAS 6 6 142:27 69 7/12 14/32 13/15 6 16 22 2 8 7 2 1 18 14 66
Totals     1200:00 467 101/187 55/162 100/152 68 152 220 77 64 91 12 14 121 147 516
Average     200:00 77.83 54% 34% 65.8% 11.33 25.33 36.66 12.83 10.66 15.16 2 2.33 20.16 24.5 86
Average Statistics - Last 16
  Rebounds Blocks Fouls
Player G GS Min Pts 2FG 3FG FT O D T As St To Fv Ag Cm Rv PIR
BABRAUSKAS, STEPONAS 6 0 20:58 7.8 38.5% 34.5% 70% 0.5 1.7 2.2 0.2 1.8 1.5 0.2   2.3 1.5 4.8
BJELICA, MILKO 5 0 23:32 9.2 65.5%   38.1% 2.4 2.6 5 0.6 0.6 2 0.2 0.4 2.8 3.6 8.2
BRAZDAUSKIS, LUKAS 1 0 8:12 3 100%   25% 1 1 2           1 1 2
DAINYS, EVALDAS 5 3 10:12 1.6 66.7%     0.6 0.4 1 1.2 0.8 1 0.2 0.2 1.8 0.4 1.8
EIDSON, CHUCK 6 6 33:33 17 56.1% 34.5% 66.7% 0.7 5 5.7 6.3 2.2 3.7 0.5 0.5 1.7 6.3 23.8
GECEVICIUS, MARTYNAS 5 0 7:58 1.4 100% 11.1% 50% 0.2 0.8 1 1.4         0.8 0.6 1.6
JOMANTAS, ARTURAS 6 3 27:29 9.5 40% 43.8% 72.7% 1.7 3.2 4.8 2.2 2 1.8 0.2 0.3 2.5 3.7 12.7
LUKAUSKIS, MINDAUGAS 6 6 21:12 7 35.7% 30% 83.3% 0.8 1.5 2.3 0.5 1 1.2 0.2 0.3 1 1.5 4.8
PETRAVICIUS, MARIUS 6 6 26:32 11.7 56.8%   69% 2 4.2 6.2 0.3 0.7 2.2 0.2 0.5 3.5 4.8 13
PREKEVICIUS, MARIUS 2 0 11:16 2.5 100% 50%     3.5 3.5 0.5 1 1.5 0.5   1   5
SINICA, JUSTAS 5 0 7:55 2.2   33.3% 100% 0.6 0.2 0.8 0.2 0.2 0.4     1.4 0.4 0.8
ZAVACKAS, DONATAS 6 6 23:44 11.5 58.3% 43.8% 86.7% 1 2.7 3.7 0.3 1.3 1.2 0.3 0.2 3 2.3 11
Average     200:00 77.83 54% 34% 65.8% 11.33 25.33 36.66 12.83 10.66 15.16 2 2.33 20.16 24.5 86
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
ANISIMOV, MICHAILIS 3 0 35:38 13 5/7   3/4 1 9 10   1 4 1   7 4 15
BABRAUSKAS, STEPONAS 6 0 58:41 28 4/10 5/11 5/6 4 2 6 4 2 2   3 10 5 17
BJELICA, MILKO 6 6 152:51 67 19/32 6/15 11/17 13 22 35 2 5 11   3 21 17 63
EIDSON, CHUCK 6 6 204:44 87 21/39 7/21 24/29 7 27 34 26 11 16 5   16 26 120
GECEVICIUS, MARTYNAS 5 0 41:59 6   2/12     2 2     2     3   -7
JOMANTAS, ARTURAS 2 0 41:36 18 3/8 0/5 12/18 2 6 8 5 2 4   1 8 13 17
LUKAUSKIS, MINDAUGAS 6 6 179:10 77 14/25 11/35 16/18 9 17 26 18 10 17   4 16 17 74
MILISAVLJEVIC, BRANKO 6 6 180:29 97 19/33 13/28 20/22   7 7 25 5 14     14 19 94
PETRAVICIUS, MARIUS 6 5 150:48 69 29/47   11/19 16 20 36 2 4 15 2 9 21 18 60
PREKEVICIUS, MARIUS 4 1 36:06 4 2/3 0/2     2 2 2 3 3     6 1  
SINICA, JUSTAS 2 0 3:42   0/1                   1 1   -3
ZAVACKAS, DONATAS 6 0 114:16 25 2/5 5/14 6/8 9 22 31 1   5     14 7 31
Totals     1200:00 491 118/210 49/143 108/141 70 142 212 85 46 95 8 21 137 127 497
Average     200:00 81.83 56.2% 34.3% 76.6% 11.66 23.66 35.33 14.16 7.66 15.83 1.33 3.5 22.83 21.16 82.83
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
ANISIMOV, MICHAILIS 3 0 11:52 4.3 71.4%   75% 0.3 3 3.3   0.3 1.3 0.3   2.3 1.3 5
BABRAUSKAS, STEPONAS 6 0 9:46 4.7 40% 45.5% 83.3% 0.7 0.3 1 0.7 0.3 0.3   0.5 1.7 0.8 2.8
BJELICA, MILKO 6 6 25:28 11.2 59.4% 40% 64.7% 2.2 3.7 5.8 0.3 0.8 1.8   0.5 3.5 2.8 10.5
EIDSON, CHUCK 6 6 34:07 14.5 53.8% 33.3% 82.8% 1.2 4.5 5.7 4.3 1.8 2.7 0.8   2.7 4.3 20
GECEVICIUS, MARTYNAS 5 0 8:23 1.2   16.7%     0.4 0.4     0.4     0.6   -1.4
JOMANTAS, ARTURAS 2 0 20:48 9 37.5%   66.7% 1 3 4 2.5 1 2   0.5 4 6.5 8.5
LUKAUSKIS, MINDAUGAS 6 6 29:51 12.8 56% 31.4% 88.9% 1.5 2.8 4.3 3 1.7 2.8   0.7 2.7 2.8 12.3
MILISAVLJEVIC, BRANKO 6 6 30:04 16.2 57.6% 46.4% 90.9%   1.2 1.2 4.2 0.8 2.3     2.3 3.2 15.7
PETRAVICIUS, MARIUS 6 5 25:08 11.5 61.7%   57.9% 2.7 3.3 6 0.3 0.7 2.5 0.3 1.5 3.5 3 10
PREKEVICIUS, MARIUS 4 1 9:01 1 66.7%       0.5 0.5 0.5 0.8 0.8     1.5 0.3  
SINICA, JUSTAS 2 0 1:51                       0.5 0.5   -1.5
ZAVACKAS, DONATAS 6 0 19:02 4.2 40% 35.7% 75% 1.5 3.7 5.2 0.2   0.8     2.3 1.2 5.2
Average     200:00 81.83 56.2% 34.3% 76.6% 11.66 23.66 35.33 14.16 7.66 15.83 1.33 3.5 22.83 21.16 82.83
Club info

Rytas Vilnius comes off an important season in which the team lived up to the expectations, being competitive everywhere and giving young talents plenty of quality playing time. Rytas struggled early in the 7DAYS EuroCup Regular Season, losing three of its opening four games. Chris Kramer, who was the regular season assist leader, and Rokas Giedraitis stepped up for Rytas, which went on to win five of the next six games to qualify for the Top 16 second in its group with a 6-4 record. Two narrow losses – at home against Zenit St. Petersburg and on the road against Fiat Turin – to start the Top 16 doomed the team, which finished the phase with a 1-5 record. Rytas was also strong in domestic competitions; it reached the Lithuanian Cup title game and returned to the Lithuanian League finals after a two-year absence. Zalgiris Kaunas, in its strongest season this century, prevented Rytas from winning a domestic title this season. Zalgiris downed Rytas 81-62 in the Lithuanian Cup final and 4-1 in the best-of-seven Lithuanian League finals. Now, Rytas hopes to keep growing in its 11th EuroCup season.

EuroLeague

SEASON COMPETITION RECORD FINISH
2013-14 EuroLeague 1-9 Regular Season
2012-13 EuroLeague 2-8 Regular Season
2010-11 EuroLeague 7-9 Top 16
2009-10 EuroLeague 4-6 Regular Season
2007-08 EuroLeague 13-7 Top 16
2005-06 EuroLeague 11-9 Top 16
TOTAL: 38-48

EuroCup

SEASON COMPETITION RECORD FINISH
2017-18 EuroCup 7-9 Top 16
2016-17 EuroCup 6-8 Top 16
2015-16 EuroCup 2-8 Regular Season
2014-15 EuroCup 11-6-1 Eighthfinal
2013-14 EuroCup 5-3 Eighthfinal
2011-12 EuroCup 12-4 Semifinal
2008-09 EuroCup 10-5 Champion
2006-07 ULEB Cup 10-7 Final
2004-05 ULEB Cup 13-4 Champion
2003-04 ULEB Cup 11-3 Quarterfinal
TOTAL: 87-57-1
History

This season will be Rytas Vilnius's sixth straight in the EuroCup and 11th overall. During that time, the club has made a name for itself by winning the competition twice and getting to at least the semifinals on two other occasions. The club was founded in 1964 as Vilnius Statyba, with founder Antanas Paulauskas serving as head coach for more than a decade, leading the team towards prominence from the start. Statyba needed only two years to win second place in the Lithuanian championship and in 1967 earned promotion to the former USSR's second division. By 1971, still under Paulauskas, Statyba was making its debut in USSR basketball's top tier, where it would stay for good after 1974. From the start, the club built a reputation for developing talented Lithuanian players. In 1979, Statyba surprised many when – led by Jonas Kazlauskas, Rimas Girskis and Aligmantas Pavilionis – it won the third place in the Soviet championship. The team followed Sarunas Marciulionis to the sixth place in 1986. Following the country's independence in 1990, Rytas finished second in the first two Lithuanian League seasons. Statyba remained one of country's leading clubs until 1998, when it changed its name to Lietuvos Rytas and quickly earned a reputation as a hard-to-beat squad at any level. Rytas made history in 2000 when it won the Lithuanian League to break a decade of domination by Zalgiris Kaunas, and also reached Saporta Cup semifinals as well as the Northern Europe Basketball League (NEBL) final that season. After another domestic crown in 2002, Rytas made a successful ULEB Cup debut in the 2003-04 campaign by advancing to the quarterfinals. The club truly made the big time by lifting the EuroCup trophy in 2005 after beating Makedonikos in the championship game behind Tyrone Nesby, Simas Jasaitis and finals MVP Robertas Javtokas. The win earned Rytas a ticket to the 2005-06 EuroLeague, and in its debut, the team reached the Top 16 of Europe's marquee competition. Rytas also lifted the Baltic League and the Lithuanian League trophies that season. Rytas was back in the ULEB Cup Final in 2007, and though it lost to Real Madrid, earned its way back to the EuroLeague and successfully defended the Baltic League title. The team reached the EuroLeague Top 16 in the 2007-08 season, but on the home front lost three domestic finals, all against Zalgiris. Rytas bounced back with its best season ever and lifted five trophies in 2008-09. Chuck Eidson was the 2008-09 EuroCup MVP and Marijonas Petravicius earned Final Eight MVP honors as Rytas rallied past Khimki Moscow Region in unbelievable fashion to win its second continental trophy. Rytas added all four possible domestic titles for a true dream season. In 2009-10, Rytas won the double in Lithuania and returned to the EuroLeague Top 16 in 2010-11. A year later the club lost in the EuroCup semifinals to Valencia Basket. Over the last four years, Rytas has not advanced past the EuroCup eighthfinals and came up short of winning trophies, with the exception of its 2016 Lithuanian Cup victory over Zalgiris behind Antanas Kavaliauskas. After missing them for a couple of years, Rytas returned to the Lithuanian League finals last season and made the Lithuanian Cup title game. Once again Zalgiris stood in its way to success, but Rytas is back on track with a combination of young talent, dedicated management and diehard fans that could pay off well in the 2018-19 season.

Trophy Case

Eurocup: 2004-05, 2008-09
NEBL: 2002
Baltic League: 2006, 2007, 2009
Lithuanian National League: 1999-00, 2001-2, 2005-06, 2008-09, 2009-10
Lithuanian National Cup: 1998, 2009, 2010, 2016, 2019
Average Records - All seasons
Category Season Value
Index Rating 2016-17 97.86
Points 2016-17 87.14
Total Rebounds 2016-17 37.07
Assists 2014-15 20.28
Steals 2004-05 11.12
Blocks 2004-05 3.88
2-pointers made 2013-14 23.75
3-pointers made 2014-15 10.78
Free throws made 2004-05 19.35
# Player Pos. H.
4 BUTERLEVICIUS, SIMAS F 2.00
5 BABRAUSKAS, STEPONAS G 1.97
7 SLEZAS, TAUTVYDAS C 2.08
8 LUKAUSKIS, MINDAUGAS G 1.98
9 PREKEVICIUS, MARIUS G 1.95
11 BJELICA, MILKO F 2.07
12 ANISIMOV, MICHAILIS C 2.16
13 EIDSON, CHUCK G 2.02
14 ZAVACKAS, DONATAS F 2.03
15 PETRAVICIUS, MARIUS C 2.07
21 JOMANTAS, ARTURAS F 2.00
22 SINICA, JUSTAS F 2.03
31 GECEVICIUS, MARTYNAS G 1.93
41 BRAZDAUSKIS, LUKAS F 2.03
55 DAINYS, EVALDAS G 1.80
President:
Antanas Guoga
Club Address:
Ozo Str. 14A LT-08200, Vilnius - Lithuania
Arena:
SIEMENS ARENA
Ozo Str. 14, LT 08200 Vilnius