Zalgiris Kaunas
#0 Center Uganda 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 34 33 823:06 483 176/315   131/172 62 124 186 67 33 65 15 20 99 153 573
GRIGONIS, MARIUS 34 18 706:28 296 54/112 34/77 86/92 7 66 73 66 20 46   7 87 108 316
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 12 0 69:46 31 10/17 1/5 8/10 2 4 6 7   12 1   8 11 23
KAVALIAUSKAS, ANTANAS 20 3 235:50 102 40/68   22/26 13 36 49 20 7 17 4 3 48 25 107
MILAKNIS, ARTURAS 34 10 785:38 239 15/42 60/144 29/34 10 39 49 30 22 23 2 5 57 40 181
SABECKIS, DONATAS 2 0 1:13                              
THOMPSON, DEON 17 0 234:04 80 34/57 0/1 12/21 20 32 52 9 8 12 7 5 29 21 98
ULANOVAS, EDGARAS 34 24 849:03 244 56/115 23/65 63/75 39 75 114 46 19 40 6 6 65 89 294
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 34 18 572:11 176 56/98 13/44 25/31 18 71 89 75 18 40 1 8 90 49 191
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 27 11 466:12 172 16/45 37/88 29/39 6 48 54 76 15 55   2 56 45 159
WHITE, AARON 34 23 846:42 280 83/145 14/42 72/91 35 107 142 23 12 28 7 15 71 98 339
WOLTERS, NATE 28 19 640:50 314 107/190 25/68 25/36 8 71 79 106 23 41   14 61 57 326
Totals     6875:00 2655 716/1344 215/565 578/717 306 787 1093 593 192 455 53 97 738 784 2963
Average     202:12 78.08 53.3% 38.1% 80.6% 9 23.14 32.14 17.44 5.64 13.38 1.55 2.85 21.7 23.05 87.14
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 34 33 24:12 14.2 55.9%   76.2% 1.8 3.6 5.5 2 1 1.9 0.4 0.6 2.9 4.5 16.9
GRIGONIS, MARIUS 34 18 20:46 8.7 48.2% 44.2% 93.5% 0.2 1.9 2.1 1.9 0.6 1.4   0.2 2.6 3.2 9.3
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 12 0 5:48 2.6 58.8% 20% 80% 0.2 0.3 0.5 0.6   1 0.1   0.7 0.9 1.9
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 34 10 23:06 7 35.7% 41.7% 85.3% 0.3 1.1 1.4 0.9 0.6 0.7 0.1 0.1 1.7 1.2 5.3
SABECKIS, DONATAS 2 0 0:36                              
THOMPSON, DEON 17 0 13:46 4.7 59.6%   57.1% 1.2 1.9 3.1 0.5 0.5 0.7 0.4 0.3 1.7 1.2 5.8
ULANOVAS, EDGARAS 34 24 24:58 7.2 48.7% 35.4% 84% 1.1 2.2 3.4 1.4 0.6 1.2 0.2 0.2 1.9 2.6 8.6
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 34 18 16:49 5.2 57.1% 29.5% 80.6% 0.5 2.1 2.6 2.2 0.5 1.2   0.2 2.6 1.4 5.6
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 27 11 17:16 6.4 35.6% 42% 74.4% 0.2 1.8 2 2.8 0.6 2   0.1 2.1 1.7 5.9
WHITE, AARON 34 23 24:54 8.2 57.2% 33.3% 79.1% 1 3.1 4.2 0.7 0.4 0.8 0.2 0.4 2.1 2.9 10
WOLTERS, NATE 28 19 22:53 11.2 56.3% 36.8% 69.4% 0.3 2.5 2.8 3.8 0.8 1.5   0.5 2.2 2 11.6
Average     202:12 78.08 53.3% 38.1% 80.6% 9 23.14 32.14 17.44 5.64 13.38 1.55 2.85 21.7 23.05 87.14
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 4 4 89:23 50 18/33   14/19 4 12 16 5 2 8   4 13 21 49
GRIGONIS, MARIUS 4 4 87:10 30 8/13 2/12 8/11 1 5 6 7 1 4     7 18 33
JOKUBAITIS, ROKAS 2 0 5:32 2 1/1 0/1             1          
KAVALIAUSKAS, ANTANAS 2 0 21:45 2 1/4     1 3 4     4   1 4   -6
MILAKNIS, ARTURAS 4 0 91:44 17 1/2 5/18   1 6 7 1 1       2 2 12
THOMPSON, DEON 4 0 63:30 13 5/9   3/4 6 11 17 2 1 5 1 1 10 4 17
ULANOVAS, EDGARAS 4 4 101:40 34 11/17 1/3 9/10 11 6 17 5 4 7 3 1 5 11 52
ULECKAS, LUKAS 1 0 4:21   0/1       1 1     1         -1
WALKUP, THOMAS 4 0 73:50 23 8/20 0/3 7/10   9 9 8 1 12   3 10 10 8
WESTERMANN, LEO 4 4 81:35 16 2/4 4/16 0/2 1 5 6 12 3 12     11 6 4
WHITE, AARON 4 4 93:41 24 5/11 3/6 5/8 2 14 16 3   3   1 12 7 22
WOLTERS, NATE 4 0 85:49 53 14/20 7/10 4/4 1 8 9 9 3 5   1 10 8 57
Totals     800:00 264 74/135 22/69 50/68 36 82 118 52 16 66 4 12 84 87 253
Average     200:00 66 54.8% 31.9% 73.5% 9 20.5 29.5 13 4 16.5 1 3 21 21.75 63.25
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 4 4 22:20 12.5 54.5%   73.7% 1 3 4 1.3 0.5 2   1 3.3 5.3 12.3
GRIGONIS, MARIUS 4 4 21:47 7.5 61.5% 16.7% 72.7% 0.3 1.3 1.5 1.8 0.3 1     1.8 4.5 8.3
JOKUBAITIS, ROKAS 2 0 2:46 1 100%               0.5          
KAVALIAUSKAS, ANTANAS 2 0 10:52 1 25%     0.5 1.5 2     2   0.5 2   -3
MILAKNIS, ARTURAS 4 0 22:56 4.3 50% 27.8%   0.3 1.5 1.8 0.3 0.3       0.5 0.5 3
THOMPSON, DEON 4 0 15:52 3.3 55.6%   75% 1.5 2.8 4.3 0.5 0.3 1.3 0.3 0.3 2.5 1 4.3
ULANOVAS, EDGARAS 4 4 25:25 8.5 64.7% 33.3% 90% 2.8 1.5 4.3 1.3 1 1.8 0.8 0.3 1.3 2.8 13
ULECKAS, LUKAS 1 0 4:21           1 1     1         -1
WALKUP, THOMAS 4 0 18:27 5.8 40%   70%   2.3 2.3 2 0.3 3   0.8 2.5 2.5 2
WESTERMANN, LEO 4 4 20:23 4 50% 25%   0.3 1.3 1.5 3 0.8 3     2.8 1.5 1
WHITE, AARON 4 4 23:25 6 45.5% 50% 62.5% 0.5 3.5 4 0.8   0.8   0.3 3 1.8 5.5
WOLTERS, NATE 4 0 21:27 13.3 70% 70% 100% 0.3 2 2.3 2.3 0.8 1.3   0.3 2.5 2 14.3
Average     200:00 66 54.8% 31.9% 73.5% 9 20.5 29.5 13 4 16.5 1 3 21 21.75 63.25
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 another strong season in which it cemented its status as one of the best teams in European basketball. The club relied on Coach Sarunas Jasikevicius and added a handful of new players while keeping stars Paulius Jankunas, Brandon Davies, Edgaras Ulanovas and Aaron White. Zalgiris struggled early in the regular season and dropped six of its first nine games, but bounced back by winning four of the next five. The rollercoaster continued as Zalgiris suffered seven more losses in its next nine contests. By Round 24, Zalgiris ranked 13th with a 9-15 record, three wins outside the playoffs zone. Just when reaching the playoffs seemed impossible, Zalgiris reeled off six victories in a row, the last against Real Madrid in the Spanish capital, and qualified to the next round against all odds from eighth place with a 15-15 record. Once in the playoffs, Zalgiris stole home-court advantage from Fenerbahce Beko Istanbul, but back-to-back losses at Zalgirio Arena eliminated the Lithuanian champs from the competition. Davies was chosen to the All-EuroLeague First Team. In domestic competitions, Zalgiris lost against archrivals Rytas Vilnius in the Lithuanian Cup final, but bounced back in the Lithuanian League to capture its ninth consecutive title with authority.

EuroLeague

SEASON COMPETITION RECORD FINISH
2018-19 EuroLeague 16-18 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: 388 160-228
History

Zalgiris 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 and was close to glory again 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 and 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. Zalgiris brought in Coach Sarunas Jasikevicius and started another golden age. In the 2017-18 season, Zalgiris made it to the playoffs and downed Olympiacos Piraeus 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, and Jankunas and Kevin Pangos were named to the All-EuroLeague Second Team. Last season, Zalgiris used a late six-game winning streak to return to the playoffs where it lost to Fenerbahce Beko Istanbul. The club finished the season strong with a ninth consecutive Lithuanian League title and Davies made it to the All-EuroLeague First Team. Zalgiris will be competitive again this season as the team to beat in Lithuania and a strong contender in the EuroLeague.

Trophy Case

Euroleague: 1999
Saporta Cup: 1998
Intercontinental Cup: 1986
Baltic League: 2005, 2008, 2010, 2011, 2012
NEBL: 1999
Lithuanian National League: 31 titles, 21 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, 2018-19
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