Sūduva-Mantinga

BC Sūduva (Lithuanian: Krepšinio Klubas Sūduva; English: Basketball Club Sūduva) known as Sūduva-Mantinga for sponsorship reasons, is a professional basketball club based in Marijampolė, Lithuania. Sūduva formerly participated in the LKL. On 16 September 2010 Sūduva basketball club was removed from the LKL because of financial problems.[1] The club currently competes in the second-tier NKL. The club was named after Suvalkija, an ethnographic region of Lithuania, of which Marijampolė is considered capital.

Sūduva-Mantinga
Sūduva-Mantinga logo
LeaguesNational Basketball League
Founded2006
HistoryMantinga-ŽSM
(2007-2011)
Sūduva
(2011-2012)
Sūduva-Mantinga
(2012-present)
ArenaMarijampolė game sports school sports hall
LocationMarijampolė, Lithuania
Team colorsRed, White
   
PresidentLithuania Vytautas Skučas
Head coachLithuania Marius Kiltinavičius
Championships4 NKL
Websitesuduva-mantinga.lt

HistoryEdit

Marijampolė basketball club "Mantinga" was founded in 2007. The club aims to develop and promote basketball in Marijampolė, promote the formation of wellness and physical development, unite members for physical activity, healthy lifestyles, physical culture, enable Marijampolė residents to systematically engage in basketball, promote social employment, mutual communication, and cooperation, promote a healthy and active lifestyle, represent members and defend their interests, provide a wide range of information and assistance.

The team was called "Mantinga − ŽSM" for the first two seasons and successfully competed in RKL, showing better results every year. In the 2010-2011 season, the team successfully won the Small Cup of the Regional Basketball League.

In 2011, the team changed the name and became "Sūduva" and started playing in NKL. The debut was successful, Sūduva was one victory from reaching NKL Final Four. Marijampolė municipality contributed to the team's sponsors. [2]

PlayersEdit

Current rosterEdit

Note: Flags indicate national team eligibility at FIBA-sanctioned events. Players may hold other non-FIBA nationality not displayed.

Sūduva-Mantinga roster
Players Coaches
Pos. No. Nat. Name Ht. Wt. Age
SG 0   Šimonis, Žygimantas 1.94 m (6 ft 4 in) 86 kg (190 lb) 27 – (1995-02-06)6 February 1995
PG 1   Merkys, Augustas 1.92 m (6 ft 4 in) 80 kg (176 lb) 16 – (2005-11-19)19 November 2005
G 3   Urbonas, Aurimas 1.98 m (6 ft 6 in) 103 kg (227 lb) 29 – (1993-03-30)30 March 1993
SG 4   Aukštikalnis, Lukas 1.96 m (6 ft 5 in) 85 kg (187 lb) 27 – (1995-08-19)19 August 1995
SF 7   Labutis, Ignas 1.99 m (6 ft 6 in) 95 kg (209 lb) 28 – (1994-04-29)29 April 1994
SF 10   Nausėdas, Justas 1.94 m (6 ft 4 in) 90 kg (198 lb) 30 – (1992-08-03)3 August 1992
SG 11   Dabulevičius, Matas 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in) 79 kg (174 lb) 19 – (2003-01-18)18 January 2003
C 12   Jezukevičius, Edvinas 2.07 m (6 ft 9 in) 110 kg (243 lb) 32 – (1990-04-08)8 April 1990
C 14   Beniušis, Šarūnas 2.06 m (6 ft 9 in) 104 kg (229 lb) 29 – (1993-04-16)16 April 1993
SF 19   Babarskis, Mantas 1.92 m (6 ft 4 in) 90 kg (198 lb) 19 – (2003-09-11)11 September 2003
PG 22   Kliučinykas, Tautvydas 1.90 m (6 ft 3 in) 86 kg (190 lb) 27 – (1995-01-22)22 January 1995
PF 25   Kieža, Aurimas 1.99 m (6 ft 6 in) 102 kg (225 lb) 39 – (1982-10-25)25 October 1982
PF 26   Džiaugys, Evaldas 1.96 m (6 ft 5 in) 95 kg (209 lb) 26 – (1996-09-26)26 September 1996
Head coach
  •   Marius Kiltinavičius

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  •   Injured

Updated: November 24, 2021

Season by seasonEdit

Season League Pos.
2006–07 LKL 8th
2007–08 LKL 10th
2008–09 LKL 11th
2009–10 LKL 11th
2010–11 RKL 1st
2011–12 NKL 4th
2012–13 NKL 4th
2013–14 NKL 10th
2014–15 NKL 3rd
2015–16 NKL 1st
2016–17 NKL 1st
2017–18 NKL 4th
2018–19 NKL 1st
2019–20 NKL 1
2020–21 NKL 4th
^1 Cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic in Europe.

Head coachesEdit

  •   Povilas Šakinis: 2019–2021
  •   Marius Kiltinavičius: 2021–present


ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ ""Sūduva" į LKL tikisi sugrįžti kitąmet".
  2. ^ "Marijampolės Sūduva-Mantinga / Komandos".