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Mindaugas Lukauskis (born May 19, 1979) is a Lithuanian professional basketball player for BC Prienai of the Lithuanian League.

Mindaugas Lukauskis
Mindaugas Lukauskis by Augustas Didzgalvis.jpg
Lukauskis with Lietuvos rytas in 2015
No. 8 – BC Prienai
PositionShooting guard / Small forward
LeagueLithuanian League
Personal information
Born (1979-05-19) May 19, 1979 (age 40)
Panevėžys, Lithuanian SSR, Soviet Union
NationalityLithuanian
Listed height6 ft 6 in (1.98 m)
Listed weight198 lb (90 kg)
Career information
NBA draft2001 / Undrafted
Playing career1996–present
Career history
1996–2001Panevežys
2001–2002Sakalai
2002–2003Alytus
2003–2009Lietuvos rytas Vilnius
2009–2010ASVEL Lyon-Villeurbanne
2010–2011EWE Baskets Oldenburg
2011–2012Sigma Barcellona
2012Valencia BC
2013Tofaş
2013Bilbao Basket
2013–2014TonyBet Prienai
2014–2016Lietuvos rytas Vilnius
2016–2017Lietkabelis Panevėžys
2017–2018Lietuvos rytas Vilnius
2018-presentSkycop Prienai
Career highlights and awards

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Professional careerEdit

Lukauskis began his basketball career in the Panevežys youth basketball clubs, being the leader there. He got attention from the LKL, and in 2001, he joined Sakalai. In 2002, he signed a one-year contract with Alytus, and he was the top scorer on the team. In 2003, he joined Lithuanian basketball giant Lietuvos Rytas. In 2006, Lukauskis improved his game and alongside Tomas Delininkaitis he gave Rytas a strong impact off the bench. In the 2007 season, he became a starting player.

In the EuroCup Final 8 on April 4, 2009, Lukauskis made a decisive, game-winning, 10 meters distance three-pointer and that allowed him to become the only player to participate in the EuroCup Final three times in total. He then went on to become the only two-time EuroCup champion. In July 2009, he joined the French League club ASVEL.[1][2] In September 2010 he signed with the German EuroCup-Team Baskets Oldenburg.[3]

After spending a season with Italy's Barcellona Sigma of Legadue, in September 2012 Lukauskis moved to Valencia Basket for signing contract during the injury of Thomas Kelati.[4]

On August 7, 2016, Lukauskis signed with his hometown Lietkabelis Panevėžys.[5]

On July 19, 2017, he returned to Lietuvos rytas Vilnius for his nninth season as the club member.[6] During the 2018 Karaliaus Mindaugo taurė, Lukauskis being 38 years old surprisingly became the LKL Three-point Shootout champion.[7] On August 25, 2018, Lukauskis signed with BC Prienai of the Lithuanian Basketball League.[8]

National team careerEdit

Lukauskis was a member of the senior Lithuanian national team at the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing. On August 16, 2008, when Lithuania played against Croatia in the Olympics, Lukauskis helped Lithuania to win the game, by scoring 20 points.

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.

EuroLeagueEdit

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG PIR
2005–06 Lietuvos Rytas 19 0 14.4 .400 .361 .652 3.2 .8 .8 .1 4.3 5.1
2007–08 Lietuvos Rytas 20 18 23.3 .500 .365 .744 2.6 2.1 1.5 .1 8.4 8.2
2009–10 ASVEL 10 10 30.1 .677 .273 .800 2.0 3.1 2.3 .3 8.1 11.1

Awards and achievementsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "ASVEL signs Mindaugas Lukauskis". Talkbasket.net/. Archived from the original on July 20, 2009.
  2. ^ "ASVEL inks Eurocup champion Lukauskis". Sportando.net. July 17, 2009. Archived from the original on July 20, 2009. Retrieved July 17, 2009.
  3. ^ "EWE Baskets Oldenburg signs Lukauskis" (in German). EWE Baskets Oldenburg. September 14, 2010. Archived from the original on September 18, 2010. Retrieved September 15, 2010.
  4. ^ "Valencia Basket llega a un acuerdo con Mindaugas Lukauskis" (in Spanish). Archived from the original on September 27, 2012.
  5. ^ "M.Lukauskis rungtyniaus "Lietkabelyje"". www.kklietkabelis.lt. August 7, 2016. Retrieved August 7, 2016.
  6. ^ "Pokyčiais patenkintas M. Lukauskis sugrįžo į "Lietuvos ryto" gretas". Krepsinis.lt. Retrieved July 19, 2017.
  7. ^ "Švilpimas veterano netrikdė: M.Lukauskis laimėjo LKL Snaiperio konkursą". 15min.lt. Retrieved February 18, 2018.
  8. ^ "Mindaugas Lukauskis sukirto rankomis su Prienų "Skycop"". BC Prienai – Skycop (in Lithuanian). August 25, 2018. Retrieved September 7, 2018.

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