Lukauskis with Lietuvos rytas in 2015
|No. 8 – BC Prienai|
|Position||Shooting guard / Small forward|
|Born||May 19, 1979|
Panevėžys, Lithuanian SSR, Soviet Union
|Listed height||6 ft 6 in (1.98 m)|
|Listed weight||198 lb (90 kg)|
|NBA draft||2001 / Undrafted|
|2003–2009||Lietuvos rytas Vilnius|
|2010–2011||EWE Baskets Oldenburg|
|2014–2016||Lietuvos rytas Vilnius|
|2017–2018||Lietuvos rytas Vilnius|
|Career highlights and awards|
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. In September 2010 he signed with the German EuroCup-Team Baskets Oldenburg.
On July 19, 2017, he returned to Lietuvos rytas Vilnius for his nninth season as the club member. During the 2018 Karaliaus Mindaugo taurė, Lukauskis being 38 years old surprisingly became the LKL Three-point Shootout champion. On August 25, 2018, Lukauskis signed with BC Prienai of the Lithuanian Basketball League.
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.
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|RPG||Rebounds per game||APG||Assists per game||SPG||Steals per game|
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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.
Awards and achievementsEdit
- "ASVEL signs Mindaugas Lukauskis". Talkbasket.net/. Archived from the original on July 20, 2009.
- "ASVEL inks Eurocup champion Lukauskis". Sportando.net. July 17, 2009. Archived from the original on July 20, 2009. Retrieved July 17, 2009.
- "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.
- "Valencia Basket llega a un acuerdo con Mindaugas Lukauskis" (in Spanish). Archived from the original on September 27, 2012.
- "M.Lukauskis rungtyniaus "Lietkabelyje"". www.kklietkabelis.lt. August 7, 2016. Retrieved August 7, 2016.
- "Pokyčiais patenkintas M. Lukauskis sugrįžo į "Lietuvos ryto" gretas". Krepsinis.lt. Retrieved July 19, 2017.
- "Švilpimas veterano netrikdė: M.Lukauskis laimėjo LKL Snaiperio konkursą". 15min.lt. Retrieved February 18, 2018.
- "Mindaugas Lukauskis sukirto rankomis su Prienų "Skycop"". BC Prienai – Skycop (in Lithuanian). August 25, 2018. Retrieved September 7, 2018.