Lithuania men's national under-20 basketball team

The Lithuania men's national under-20 basketball team (Lithuanian: Lietuvos nacionalinė vaikinų jaunimo iki 20 krepšinio rinktinė), is the representative for Lithuania in international basketball competitions, and it is organized and run by the Lithuanian Basketball Federation.[2] The Lithuania men's national under-20 basketball team represents Lithuania at the FIBA Europe Under-20 Championship. The 2012 FIBA Europe Under-20 Championship champions generation (born 1992), led by Jonas Valančiūnas, won every single age-restricted tournament they have competed in. No other generation in the world have shown such impressive performance. Consequently, the unique Lithuanian generation was nicknamed "Auksinis Lietuvos jaunimas" (English: The Golden Lithuanian Youth).[3]

Lithuania
FIBA ranking6th[1]
Joined FIBA1936
FIBA zoneFIBA Europe
National federationLithuanian Basketball Federation
CoachDonaldas Kairys
Nickname(s)Basketball: The Second Religion, Game of the Nation
FIBA Europe Under-20 Championship
Appearances16
MedalsGold medal europe.svg 1996, 2012
Silver medal europe.svg 2005, 2008, 2016
Bronze medal europe.svg 2004

Competitive recordEdit

FIBA Europe Under-20 ChampionshipEdit

Year Pos. Pld W L
  1992 Did not participate
  1994 Did not participate
  1996 1st 7 6 1
  1998 8th 8 3 5
  2000 10th 5 2 3
  2002 5th 8 4 4
  2004 3rd 8 6 2
  2005 2nd 8 6 2
  2006 7th 8 3 5
  2007 11th 8 2 6
  2008 2nd 8 6 2
  2009 5th 9 6 3
  2010 9th 8 5 3
  2011 14th 9 4 5
  2012 1st 9 6 3
  2013 7th 10 6 4
  2014 5th 10 7 3
  2015 7th 10 5 5
  2016 2nd 7 4 3
  2017 6th 7 4 3
  2018 9th 7 6 1
  2019 5th 7 5 2
Total 20/22 161 96 65

Current rosterEdit

2019 FIBA U20 European Championship


Lithuania men's national under-20 basketball team roster
Players Coaches
Pos. No. Nat. Name Ht. Wt. Age
PG 1 Velička, Arnas 19 – (1999-12-10)10 December 1999 1.92 m (6 ft 4 in) BC Žalgiris  
SF 3 Vaičiūnas, Tadas 20 – (1999-04-21)21 April 1999 2.00 m (6 ft 7 in) BC Lietkabelis  
SG 4 Leganovič, Justinas 19 – (1999-10-15)15 October 1999 1.92 m (6 ft 4 in) West Nottingham Academy  
SG 5 Uleckas, Lukas 19 – (1999-08-06)6 August 1999 1.95 m (6 ft 5 in) BC Žalgiris  
G 6 Jonkus, Ernestas 20 – (1999-07-03)3 July 1999 1.87 m (6 ft 2 in) BC Gargždai-SC  
SG 7 Sargiūnas, Ignas 19 – (1999-09-11)11 September 1999 1.93 m (6 ft 4 in) Colorado State University  
SF 10 Kozys, Vitalijus 20 – (1999-04-30)30 April 1999 2.00 m (6 ft 7 in) BC Žalgiris  
PF 11 Poška, Paulius 20 – (1999-03-23)23 March 1999 2.04 m (6 ft 8 in) BC Šilutė  
PF 18 Vasiliauskas, Grantas 20 – (1999-01-10)10 January 1999 2.02 m (6 ft 8 in) BC Jonava  
F/C 35 Lavrinovičius, Danielius 20 – (1999-01-22)22 January 1999 2.02 m (6 ft 8 in) Artland Dragons  
F 92 Sakalauskas, Justas 20 – (1999-02-06)6 February 1999 2.00 m (6 ft 7 in) BC Vytis  
PG 99 Valinskas, Marius 20 – (1999-05-04)4 May 1999 1.87 m (6 ft 2 in) BC Lietkabelis  
Head coach

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  •   Injured

Updated: 08-07-2019

External linksEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ FIBA Ranking for Youth national teams
  2. ^ "Vaikinų jaunimo (U20)". MusuKrepsinis.lt. Retrieved 24 August 2015.
  3. ^ ""Auksinis jaunimas" pratęsė tradiciją - laimėjo penktąjį auksą!". Krepsinis.net. Retrieved 25 August 2015.