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Tadas Sedekerskis (born January 17, 1998) is a Lithuanian player for Neptūnas Klaipėda of the Lithuanian Basketball League (LKL) and the Champions League, on loan from Kirolbet Baskonia of the Liga ACB and the EuroLeague.

Tadas Sedekerskis
Neptūnas
PositionShooting guard / Small forward
LeagueLithuanian Basketball League
Champions League
Personal information
Born (1998-01-17) January 17, 1998 (age 21)
Nida, Lithuania
NationalityLithuanian
Listed height2.00 m (6 ft 7 in)
Listed weight96 kg (212 lb)
Career information
Playing career2010–present
Career history
2010–2013Kuršiai Neringa
2012–2013Nafta-Universitetas Klaipėda
2013–presentBaskonia
2013–2014Fundación 5+11
2014–2015Araberri
2015–2016Peñas Huesca
2017San Pablo Burgos
2017–2018Nevėžis
2019–presentNeptūnas

Professional careerEdit

During his early career at age of just thirteen Sedekerskis played for Kuršiai Neringa in the third-tier Lithuanian basketball league – RKL, averaging 10.6 points, 3.8 rebounds and 1.8 assists per 27 minutes.[1] The following season, he joined NKL club Klaipėdos Nafta-Universitetas. In 2013, Sedekerskis signed a "1+2+3" contract with Baskonia of Spain.[2] On May 10, 2014 Sedekerskis led Baskonia's junior team to a bronze medal after scoring 34 points (2-pointers: 7/10, 3-pointers: 4/11, FT: 8/11), grabbing 10 rebounds and making two steals.[3] At the age of only 17, he debuted in Baskonia's men's team during a Liga ACB win against Joventut Badalona by 87–68.[4][5]

He tallied four points and a team-high five rebounds as a member of the World Select Team at the 2017 Nike Hoop Summit.[6]

On September 1, 2017, Sedekerskis extended his contract with Baskonia until 2022 and went on loan to San Pablo Burgos for the 2017–18 season.[7] On December 16, 2017, Sedekerskis end his loan with San Pablo Burgos after appearing inconspicuously in eight games with Spanish club and went on loan to Nevėžis of the Lietuvos krepšinio lyga.[8] In April 2019, he declared for the 2019 NBA draft.[9] On July 26, 2019, Baskonia loaned him to Neptūnas for the 2019–20 season.[10]

National team careerEdit

In 2013, Sedekerskis was a member of the Lithuanian U-16 team during the 2013 European Under-16 Championship. He averaged 11.4 points, 4.9 rebounds and 1 assist per 20 minutes of game action.[11] In 2015, he represented Lithuania's U-18 team in the 2015 FIBA Europe Under-18 Championship and averaged 12.6 points, 7.0 rebounds and 2.3 assists per game.[12] The team, led by him and Martynas Varnas, Laurynas Birutis, won bronze.[13] The trio was invited to play in the FIBA's Youth All-Star Game during EuroBasket 2015.[14]

He averaged a double-double with 15.7 points and 10.2 rebounds to go along with 3.8 assists, 1.3 blocks and 1.2 steals per outing[15] en route to a silver medal at the 2016 U18 European Championships in Turkey. Sedekerskis was named to the tournament’s "All-Star Five".[16]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Tadas Sedekerskis / RKL". RKL.lt. Retrieved August 8, 2015.
  2. ^ Buračas, Rokas. ""Laboral Kutxa" pasirinkusį Sedekerskį iš Lietuvos grandų kvietė tik "Lietuvos rytas" (video)". BasketNews.lt (in Lithuanian). Retrieved August 8, 2015.
  3. ^ "Fantastišką pasirodymą surengęs Sedekerskis pasidabino Ispanijos čempionato bronza". BasketNews.lt. Retrieved August 8, 2015.
  4. ^ "17-metis Sedekerskis debiutavo pagrindinėje "Laboral Kutxa" ekipoje". BasketNews.lt (in Lithuanian). Retrieved August 8, 2015.
  5. ^ "Tadas Sedekerskis y Carlos Martínez debutan con el Laboral Kutxa Baskonia" (in Spanish). ACB.com. May 15, 2015.
  6. ^ "LiveStats - USA vs World Select Team - Nike Hoop Summit". Retrieved April 8, 2017.
  7. ^ "Tadas Sedekerskis, baskonista hasta 2022". Saski Baskonia (in Spanish). September 1, 2017. Retrieved September 1, 2017.
  8. ^ "Tadas Sedekerskis jugará cedido en el Nevezis lituano hasta final de temporada - Saski Baskonia". Saski Baskonia (in Spanish). December 16, 2016. Retrieved December 17, 2017.
  9. ^ "Tadas Sedekerskis declares for the NBA Draft". Eurohoops. April 19, 2019. Retrieved April 23, 2019.
  10. ^ "Baskonia loans Tadas Sedekerskis to Neptunas". Eurohoops. July 26, 2019. Retrieved July 26, 2019.
  11. ^ "Tadas Sedekerskis / U16 EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIP MEN - DIVISION A". FIBAEurope.com. Retrieved August 8, 2015.
  12. ^ "Tadas Sedekerskis / U18 Europe Chamopinship Men - Division A".
  13. ^ "Lithuania Run Away From Bosnia To Claim Bronze". u18men.FIBAEurope.com. Retrieved August 8, 2015.
  14. ^ "Trys Lietuvos jauniai pakviesti į Europos jaunųjų žvaigždžių mačą". BasketNews.lt. Retrieved August 8, 2015.
  15. ^ "Lithuania at the FIBA U18 European Championship Division A 2016 - FIBA.com". FIBA.com. Retrieved December 22, 2016.
  16. ^ "France crowned champions at FIBA U18 European Championship". FIBA.com. Retrieved December 22, 2016.

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