Rokas Giedraitis (born August 16, 1992) 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 with Šiauliai
|No. 31 – Alba Berlin|
|Position||Shooting guard / Small forward|
|Born||August 16, 1992|
|Listed height||6 ft 7 in (2.01 m)|
|Listed weight||194 lb (88 kg)|
|NBA draft||2014 / Undrafted|
|2011–2012||University of Šiauliai-ABRO Šiauliai|
|2015–2018||Lietuvos rytas Vilnius|
|Career highlights and awards|
In 2013, Giedraitis was named Finals MVP of the NKL after scoring 26 points and leading his team to title. He then signed with BC Šiauliai club in which his father played his whole career. After continuing his solid playing, Giedraitis was later signed by the Lithuanian powerhouse Lietuvos rytas Vilnius and joined it in 2015. On July 5, 2018, Giedraitis terminated his contract with the team. On July 6, 2018, he signed a three-year contract with Alba Berlin of the Basketball Bundesliga.
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. He also participated in the national team training camp, but was released on August 16. He returned to the national team in 2016, but yet again was quickly released on July 5. In 2017, Giedraitis was invited to team's training camp in preparation for the EuroBasket 2017 championship, only to be released on August 11.
|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.
He is the son of the basketball coach and former BC Šiauliai star Robertas Giedraitis.
- Rokas Giedraitis NKLyga.lt (in Lithuanian)
- Rokas Giedraitis - NKL Final Four MVP (in Lithuanian)
- Rokas Giedraitis will play for Šiauliai (in Lithuanian)
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- "Paviešintas Lietuvos rinktinės kandidatų sąrašas". Delfi.lt (in Lithuanian). Retrieved 5 May 2015.
- Augustis, Mindaugas. "J. Kazlauskas atsisakė pirmųjų krepšininkų paslaugų". Delfi.lt (in Lithuanian). Retrieved 16 August 2015.
- "Rokas Giedraitis pirmasis palieka Lietuvos rinktinę". BasketNews.lt (in Lithuanian). Retrieved 5 July 2016.
- "Lietuvos rinktinę palieka Rokas Giedraitis". BasketNews.lt (in Lithuanian). 11 August 2017. Retrieved 29 May 2019.
- "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.