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Darjuš Lavrinovič (Polish: Dariusz Ławrynowicz, born November 1, 1979) is a Lithuanian professional basketball player for the London City Royals of the British Basketball League. He is 2.12m (6' 11 ​12") 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.

Darjuš Lavrinovič
Dariusz Lawrynowicz by Augustas Didzgalvis.jpg
Lavrinovič with Lithuania in 2014
London City Royals
PositionCenter
LeagueBritish Basketball League
Personal information
Born (1979-11-01) November 1, 1979 (age 39)
Vilnius, Lithuanian SSR, Soviet Union
NationalityLithuanian
Listed height212 cm (6 ft 11 in)
Listed weight110 kg (243 lb)
Career information
NBA draft2001 / Undrafted
Playing career1996–present
Career history
1996–2003Alita Alytus
2003–2006Žalgiris
2006–2008UNICS
2008–2009Dynamo Moscow
2009–2010Real Madrid
2010–2011Fenerbahçe
2011–2012CSKA Moscow
2012–2013Žalgiris
2013–2014Budivelnyk
2014–2016Reggiana
2016–2018Lietkabelis
2018–2019Prienai
2019–presentLondon City Royals
Career highlights and awards

Professional careerEdit

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.[1] The following year, he was transferred to Fenerbahçe.[2] In 2011, he signed a two-year contract with CSKA Moscow.[3]

On August 30, 2013, he signed with Budivelnyk Kyiv.[4]

On July 31, 2014, Darjuš officially joined Grissin Bon Reggio Emilia in the Italian Serie A.[5] 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.[6]

On August 22, 2018, Lavrinovič signed with BC Prienai of the Lithuanian Basketball League.[7]

On September 21, 2019, he has signed with the London City Royals of the British Basketball League.[8]

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.

Personal lifeEdit

Lavrinovič is ethnically Polish.[9] 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.

Career statisticsEdit

Legend
  GP Games played   GS  Games started  MPG  Minutes per game
 FG%  Field-goal percentage  3P%  3-point field-goal percentage  FT%  Free-throw percentage
 RPG  Rebounds per game  APG  Assists per game  SPG  Steals per game
 BPG  Blocks per game  PPG  Points per game  PIR  Performance Index Rating
 Bold  Career high

Note: The EuroLeague is not the only competition in which the player participated for the team during the season. He also played in domestic competition, and regional competition if applicable.

Led the league

EuroLeagueEdit

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG PIR
2003–04 Žalgiris 2 1 17.5 .571 .333 1.000 2.5 1.0 .0 1.5 11.5 12.5
2004–05 Žalgiris 14 2 15.3 .536 .316 .692 4.1 .1 .4 1.4 7.0 8.1
2005–06 Žalgiris 20 15 27.3 .516 .379 .681 8.3 1.9 .8 2.1 14.7 18.7
2009–10 Real Madrid 20 10 20.0 .577 .412 .739 4.5 1.2 1.0 .9 11.1 14.5
2010–11 Fenerbahçe 16 16 21.7 .426 .226 .778 4.4 1.3 .8 .9 8.0 9.6
2011–12 CSKA 15 1 12.4 .434 .300 .857 2.7 .5 .5 .3 4.7 4.5
2012–13 Žalgiris 21 10 19.7 .511 .333 .707 3.8 1.0 .7 .4 8.9 9.9
2013–14 Budivelnyk 10 10 30.0 .557 .406 .882 5.4 1.8 1.0 1.4 15.1 19.5
Career 118 67 20.8 .516 .342 .751 4.8 1.2 .7 1.0 10.0 12.0

HonoursEdit

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "RealMadrid.com Real Madrid signs Lavrinovic for one season". Archived from the original on 2009-06-29. Retrieved 2009-06-27.
  2. ^ Lavrinovic transferred to Fenerbahce
  3. ^ CSKA MOSCOW gets bigger with Darjus Lavrinovic.
  4. ^ "BUDIVELNIK inks veteran big man Lavrinovic". Euroleague.net. Retrieved 30 August 2013.
  5. ^ "Reggio Emilia announces Darjus Lavrinovic". Archived from the original on 2015-06-14. Retrieved 2014-08-01.
  6. ^ "Reggio Emilia, Darjus Lavrinovic agree to extension". EurocupBasketball.com. 24 July 2015. Retrieved 1 September 2015.
  7. ^ "Prienų komandos generalinė rėmėja – įmonė "Skycop"". BC Prienai (in Lithuanian). August 22, 2018. Retrieved August 22, 2018.
  8. ^ "Britains best – now with Lithuanian's finest – Lavrinovic Brothers to join the Royals". londoncityroyals.com. September 21, 2019. Retrieved September 30, 2019.
  9. ^ Tygodnik.lt Parents of the Lawrynowicz brothers are very proud that their sons are first Poles to cap for the Lithuanian national basketball team

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