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Deividas Dulkys (born 12 March 1988) is a Lithuanian professional basketball player for Baxi Manresa of the Liga ACB. He plays as a swingman.

Deividas Dulkys
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Dulkys playing for Anwil Włocławek in 2013
No. 44 – Baxi Manresa
PositionShooting guard / Small forward
LeagueLiga ACB
Personal information
Born (1988-03-21) 21 March 1988 (age 31)
Šilutė, Lithuanian SSR, Soviet Union
NationalityLithuanian
Listed height6 ft 4.75 in (1.95 m)
Listed weight196 lb (89 kg)
Career information
High schoolFindlay College Prep
(Henderson, Nevada)
CollegeFlorida State (2008–2012)
NBA draft2012 / Undrafted
Playing career2012–present
Career history
2012–2014Lietuvos rytas Vilnius
2013Barons Riga
2013–2014Anwil Włocławek
2014Tofaş
2014–2015Reyer Venezia
2015–2016Yeşilgiresun Belediye
2016–2017Obradoiro
2017–2018İstanbul BB
2018–2019Arka Gdynia
2019–presentManresa
Career highlights and awards

College careerEdit

Dulkys moved to the U.S. in 2005 to attend high school in the hopes of obtaining a college scholarship. He first attended Liberty Christian Academy in Lynchburg, Virginia before moving to Findlay College Prep in Henderson, Nevada, participating in their 32-1 record during his senior year (the loss in the National Prep school championship game).

During his time in Nevada he also played for the Branch West All-Star AAU.[1]

He committed to Florida State University of the Atlantic Coast Conference of NCAA Division I in April 2007 amidst interest from Oregon and California.[2]

With Florida State he played 131 career games (2nd best for FSU) as they reached the NCAA Tournament in every of his 4 years in Florida, reaching the Sweet Sixteen in 2011. He was part of the first Seminoles team to win the ACC Tournament during his senior season in 2012, Dulkys finished his collegiate career with 203 three-point shots made, including a FSU record 8 against #3 ranked North Carolina on ESPN College GameDay on 14 January 2012.[1]

Professional careerEdit

Going undrafted in the 2012 NBA draft, the Lithuanian returned home to join LKL and VTB United League side Lietuvos rytas Vilnius in July 2012, signing a multi-year contract.[3]

He started the season with the Lithuanian giants, playing in Europe's top tier EuroLeague, before they loaned him to Latvian team Barons Riga for the second part of the season in order to gain more playing time,[4] having played American basketball for more years he struggled re-adapting during his first year back in Europe.[5]

For the 2013–14 season he was loaned from the start of the season to Polish side Anwil Włocławek of the, Tauron Basket Liga,[6] he played well in Poland, being named best player in the TBL February 2014,[7] earning a call-up to the All Star Game against Czech League players the same month.[8]

Dulkys left the Polish side a few days later, being re-loaned by Lietuvos rytas Vilnius to Turkish outfit Tofaş for the remainder of the season after they bought out Anwil's contract with the player, the latter agreeing to lose a mayor player for financial reasons.[9] He scored 11.4 points on 54.5 percent from 3-point range in 10 games,[5] as Tofaş made it to the Turkish Basketball League quarter-finals.

After his two-year contract was seemingly not extended by Lietuvos rytas Vilnius,[9] he joined Italian Serie A team Umana Reyer Venezia in July 2014.[10]

On 19 June 2015, he signed with Yeşilgiresun Belediye of the Turkish Basketball League for the 2015–16 season.[11]

On 11 October 2016, Dulkys signed with Rio Natura Monbus Obradoiro.[12] Following the solid season in Liga ACB where he averaged 10.3 points, 2.5 rebounds and 2.6 assists, he joined the Golden State Warriors for the 2017 NBA Summer League.[13]

In August 2017, Dulkys signed with İstanbul BB.[14] He averaged 6.5 points, 2.3 rebounds and 2.5 assists per game in four games, a season shortened due to injury. On 4 August 2018, Dulkys signed with the Polish club Asseco Gdynia.[15]

On September 13, 2019, he has signed with Baxi Manresa of the Liga ACB. [16]

National team careerEdit

Fresh out of college Dulkys played for Lithuania in 2012 Olympic qualification, he finished with a solitary three-pointer scored in 6 minutes spread across 3 games. He was not selected for the Olympics proper and has not played for Lithuania since 2012.[17]

Personal lifeEdit

He is married to McCall Maynor, an American that he met whilst they were both studying at Florida State University, she has followed him around the world for his career whilst managing her own online boutique that creates clothing and accessories.[5]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Deividas Dulkys.", Florida State Seminoles. Retrieved on 24 May 2015.
  2. ^ "Deividas Dulkys - recruiting.", Scout.com. Retrieved on 24 May 2015.
  3. ^ "Lietuvos Rytas lands rookie shooter Dulkys.", Euroleague, 24 July 2012. Retrieved on 25 May 2015.
  4. ^ "D.Dulkys loaned out to Barons.", Lietuvos rytas. Retrieved on 25 May 2015.
  5. ^ a b c Pierre, Nathalie. "FSU's Loucks, Dulkys, Reid enjoying success overseas.", Tallahassee Democrat, 8 July 2014. Retrieved on 26 May 2015.
  6. ^ "D.Dulkys loaned to Anwil.", Lietuvos rytas. Retrieved on 25 May 2015.
  7. ^ "Dulkys best in February.", Tauron Basket Liga, 8 March 2014. Retrieved on 25 May 2015.
  8. ^ "Czech-Polish All Star Game on Sunday!", Tauron Basket Liga, 1 March 2014. Retrieved on 25 May 2015.
  9. ^ a b Rimkus, Kęstutis. "Lietuvos rytas loan D.Dulkys to Turkish club.", Lrytas.lt, 11 March 2014. Retrieved on 25 May 2015.(in Lithuanian)
  10. ^ "Umana Reyer officially announces the signing of Deividas Dulkys.", Umana Reyer Venezia, 3 July 2014. Retrieved on 25 May 2015.(in Italian)
  11. ^ "Yesilgiresun inks Deividas Dulkys". Eurobasket.com. 19 June 2015. Retrieved 28 June 2015.
  12. ^ "Obradoiro adds Dulkys to their roster". Eurobasket.com. 11 October 2016. Retrieved 14 October 2016.
  13. ^ "Lietuvis – "Warriors" gretose: NBA Vasaros lygoje čempionams atstovaus D. Dulkys". DELFI (in Lithuanian). 26 June 2017. Retrieved 26 June 2017.
  14. ^ "Deividas Dulkys (ex Obradoiro) agreed terms with Istanbul BBSK". Eurobasket.com. 15 August 2017. Retrieved 4 September 2017.
  15. ^ "Arka Gdynia signs Deividas Dulkys". Sportando. Retrieved 5 August 2018.
  16. ^ "Deividas Dulkys joins BAXI Manresa". Sportando. 13 September 2019. Retrieved 13 September 2019.
  17. ^ "2012 FIBA world Olympic qualifying tournament - Deividas Dulkys.", FIBA. Retrieved on 25 May 2015.

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