Eurelijus Žukauskas ([ɛʊˈrʲɛlʲɪjʊs ʒʊˈkɐ̂ˑʊskɐs] (listen), born August 22, 1973) is a retired Lithuanian professional basketball player. At a height of 2.18 m (7'2") tall, and a weight of 118 kg (260 lbs.), he played at the center position.
|Born||August 22, 1973|
Klaipėda, Lithuanian SSR, Soviet Union
|Listed height||7 ft 2 in (2.18 m)|
|Listed weight||260 lb (118 kg)|
|NBA draft||1995 / Round: 2 / Pick: 54th overall|
|Selected by the Seattle SuperSonics|
|2000–2001||Paf Wennington Bologna|
|2001–2002||Lokomotiv Mineralnye Vody|
|2006–2007||Lietuvos rytas Vilnius|
|Career highlights and awards|
In the 1995 NBA Draft, Žukauskas was selected with the #54 draft pick by the Seattle SuperSonics, in the second round of the draft. On June 28, 1995, the Milwaukee Bucks acquired his rights from Seattle. In 2007, he signed a one-year contract with the Lithuanian club Žalgiris Kaunas, which he later renewed for another year.
He retired from playing professional basketball on May 20, 2009.
National team careerEdit
Žukauskas played with the senior Lithuanian national basketball team, from 1995 to 2004.
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|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|
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|
|2000–01||Paf Wennington Bologna||11||5||13.0||.392||.1000||.568||3.5||.2||1.5||.5||6.2||6.5|
Awards and achievementsEdit
- EuroLeague champion: (1999)
- 3× Lithuanian League Champion: (1998, 1999, 2008)
- Lithuanian All-Star Game Slam Dunk Contest Champion: (1999)
- FIBA Europe League Champion: (2004)
- 2× Baltic League champion: (2007, 2008)
- Lithuanian League runner-up: (2007)
- Lithuanian Cup winner: (2008)