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Rokas Giedraitis (born August 16, 1992)[1] is a Lithuanian professional basketball player for Alba Berlin of the Basketball Bundesliga and the EuroLeague. He plays at the shooting guard and small forward positions.

Rokas Giedraitis
Rokas Giedraitis by Augustas Didzgalvis.jpg
Rokas Giedraitis with Šiauliai
No. 31 – Alba Berlin
PositionShooting guard / Small forward
LeagueBasketball Bundesliga
EuroLeague
Personal information
Born (1992-08-16) August 16, 1992 (age 27)
Tauragė, Lithuania
NationalityLithuanian
Listed height6 ft 7 in (2.01 m)
Listed weight194 lb (88 kg)
Career information
NBA draft2014 / Undrafted
Playing career2011–present
Career history
2010–2011Saulė-Aukštabalis Šiauliai
2011–2012University of Šiauliai-ABRO Šiauliai
2012–2013Mažeikiai
2013–2015Šiauliai
2015–2018Lietuvos rytas Vilnius
2016→Šiauliai
2018–presentAlba Berlin
Career highlights and awards

Professional careerEdit

In 2013, Giedraitis was named Finals MVP of the NKL after scoring 26 points and leading his team to title.[2] He then signed with BC Šiauliai club in which his father played his whole career.[3] After continuing his solid playing, Giedraitis was later signed by the Lithuanian powerhouse Lietuvos rytas Vilnius and joined it in 2015.[4][5] On July 5, 2018, Giedraitis terminated his contract with the team.[6] On July 6, 2018, he signed a three-year contract with Alba Berlin of the Basketball Bundesliga.[7]

National team careerEdit

He won two gold medals with Lithuania national teams: FIBA World U-19 in 2011 and Europe U-20 in 2012. In 2015 Giedraitis was included into the Lithuania men's national basketball team head coach Jonas Kazlauskas extended candidates list.[8] He also participated in the national team training camp, but was released on August 16.[9] He returned to the national team in 2016, but yet again was quickly released on July 5.[10] In 2017, Giedraitis was invited to team's training camp in preparation for the EuroBasket 2017 championship, only to be released on August 11.[11]

In 2019, at the age of 27, Giedraitis made his national team debut, after being selected to the final 12-man roster for the 2019 FIBA Basketball World Cup by the head coach Dainius Adomaitis.[12]

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.

EuroCupEdit

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG PIR
2015–16 Lietuvos Rytas 10 2 17.5 .428 .217 .889 1.8 0.6 1.0 0.4 6.1 5.0
2016–17 14 0 21.3 .494 .410 .765 2.2 0.5 .0 0.4 9.7 8.0
2017–18 16 1 25.0 .483 .360 .689 2.9 1.6 1.2 0.4 12.4 11.8
2018–19 ALBA 24 21 27.5 .486 .421 .846 4.1 1.4 1.6 0.3 14.8 15.8
Career 64 24 24.3 .476 .387 .787 3.0 1.1 1.0 0.3 11.7 11.3

Personal lifeEdit

He is the son of the basketball coach and former BC Šiauliai star Robertas Giedraitis.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Rokas Giedraitis NKLyga.lt (in Lithuanian)
  2. ^ Rokas Giedraitis - NKL Final Four MVP (in Lithuanian)
  3. ^ Rokas Giedraitis will play for Šiauliai (in Lithuanian)
  4. ^ "Vienas "Šiaulių" lyderių Rokas Giedraitis po sezono persikels į "Lietuvos rytą"". 24sek.lt (in Lithuanian). Retrieved 2 January 2015.
  5. ^ Laurinaitis, Mažvydas. "Su NBA žvaigžde lyginamas R. Giedraitis save atranda Vilniuje". lrytas.lt (in Lithuanian). Retrieved 30 September 2015.
  6. ^ "Vilniaus "Rytas" atsisveikino su dviem žaidėjais". www.bcvilnius.lt (in Lithuanian). July 5, 2018. Retrieved July 5, 2018.
  7. ^ "Litauischer Nationalspieler Rokas Giedraitis verstärkt ALBA". albaberlin.de (in German). July 6, 2018. Retrieved July 9, 2018.
  8. ^ "Paviešintas Lietuvos rinktinės kandidatų sąrašas". Delfi.lt (in Lithuanian). Retrieved 5 May 2015.
  9. ^ Augustis, Mindaugas. "J. Kazlauskas atsisakė pirmųjų krepšininkų paslaugų". Delfi.lt (in Lithuanian). Retrieved 16 August 2015.
  10. ^ "Rokas Giedraitis pirmasis palieka Lietuvos rinktinę". BasketNews.lt (in Lithuanian). Retrieved 5 July 2016.
  11. ^ "Lietuvos rinktinę palieka Rokas Giedraitis". BasketNews.lt (in Lithuanian). 11 August 2017. Retrieved 29 May 2019.
  12. ^ "Valanciunas, Sabonis headline Lithuania final roster for World Cup - FIBA Basketball World Cup 2019 - FIBA.basketball". FIBA.basketball. 27 August 2019. Retrieved 15 September 2019.