Zalgiris brings back swingman Pocius

Jul 29, 2015 by Euroleague.net Print
Zalgiris brings back swingman Pocius
Zalgiris Kaunas announced the arrival of swingman Martynas Pocius, who is back for a third stint with the Lithuanian powerhouse. Pocius (1.96 meters, 29 years old) inked a one-year deal but Zalgiris keeps an option to keep him for another season. He arrives from Galatasaray Istanbul, where Pocius averaged 6.2 points in 19 Euroleague games last season. Pocius started his professional career with Zalgiris back in 2009, left to join Real Madrid in 2011 and came back to Kaunas in the 2013-14 season. In his three seasons with the club, Pocius helped Zalgiris win back-to-back Baltic League titles in 2010 and 2011, as well as lifting the Lithuanian League trophy in 2011 and 2014. He also helped Madrid win the Spanish Copa del Rey title in 2012 and reached the Euroleague Final Four in 2013. Pocius is also a regular member of the Lithuanian national team. He helped Lithuania win a bronze medal at the 2010 FIBA World Cup and a silver one at EuroBasket 2013.