Darjuš Lavrinovič (Polish: Dariusz Ławrynowicz, born November 1, 1979) is a Lithuanian professional basketball player for the BC Vytis of the National Basketball League. He is 2.12m (6' 11 1⁄2") in height. He plays the center position. He is also a member of the Lithuanian national basketball team. Lavrinovič was an All-EuroLeague Second Team selection in 2006.
|No. 7 – BC Vytis|
|League||National Basketball League|
|Born||November 1, 1979|
Vilnius, Lithuanian SSR, Soviet Union
|Listed height||212 cm (6 ft 11 in)|
|Listed weight||110 kg (243 lb)|
|NBA draft||2001 / Undrafted|
|2019–2020||London City Royals|
|Career highlights and awards|
Darjuš Lavrinovič blossomed in the EuroLeague 2005–06 season while playing with Žalgiris Kaunas, as he earned an All-EuroLeague Second Team selection. He was a rebounding monster that year, claiming the league rebounding crown in both the LKL and the Baltic League, averaging 9.8 rebounds per game in each competition. He joined Real Madrid in 2009. The following year, he was transferred to Fenerbahçe. In 2011, he signed a two-year contract with CSKA Moscow.
On July 31, 2014, Darjuš officially joined Grissin Bon Reggio Emilia in the Italian Serie A. Despite missing the start of the season because of an injury, he contributed 11.4 points in around 17 minutes per game over 25 league games, before scoring in double figures in 10 of 15 playoff games he played in as Reggio Emilia only conceded the title on game 7 of the finals to Game 7 of the Italian League finals.
National team careerEdit
Lavrinovič has also been a member of the senior Lithuanian national basketball team. With Lithuania's national team he has played at the EuroBasket 2005, the 2006 FIBA World Championship, the EuroBasket 2007, the 2008 Summer Olympics, the EuroBasket 2009, the EuroBasket 2013 and the 2014 FIBA World Cup. He helped Lithuania win the silver medal at the EuroBasket 2013 and the bronze medal at the EuroBasket 2007.
Lavrinovič is ethnically Polish. Lavrinovič has a twin-brother, Kšyštof, whom he played with at UNICS Kazan in the Russian Superleague, as well as with on the senior men's Lithuanian national basketball team. On October 18, 1998, Darjuš Lavrinovič, his twin-brother Kšyštof and their cousin raped at that time a fourteen year old girl. On June 25, 1999, court sentenced the twin brothers for 5 years in prison and the cousin for 6 years in prison.
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|Led the league|
- All-EuroLeague Team
- Second Team: 2005–06
- Lithuanian League All-Star Game:
- Ukrainian SuperLeague
- MVP: 2013–14
- Ukrainian Cup
- MVP: 2014
- All-EuroCup Team
- Second Team: 2013–14
- "RealMadrid.com Real Madrid signs Lavrinovic for one season". Archived from the original on 2009-06-29. Retrieved 2009-06-27.
- Lavrinovic transferred to Fenerbahce
- CSKA MOSCOW gets bigger with Darjus Lavrinovic.
- "BUDIVELNIK inks veteran big man Lavrinovic". Euroleague.net. Retrieved 30 August 2013.
- "Reggio Emilia announces Darjus Lavrinovic". Archived from the original on 2015-06-14. Retrieved 2014-08-01.
- "Reggio Emilia, Darjus Lavrinovic agree to extension". EurocupBasketball.com. 24 July 2015. Retrieved 1 September 2015.
- "Prienų komandos generalinė rėmėja – įmonė "Skycop"". BC Prienai (in Lithuanian). August 22, 2018. Retrieved August 22, 2018.
- "Britains best – now with Lithuanian's finest – Lavrinovic Brothers to join the Royals". londoncityroyals.com. September 21, 2019. Retrieved September 30, 2019.
- "BC Vytis sign Ksistof, Darjus Lavrinovic". Sportando. January 19, 2020. Retrieved January 20, 2020.
- Tygodnik.lt Parents of the Lawrynowicz brothers are very proud that their sons are first Poles to cap for the Lithuanian national basketball team