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Tauras Stumbrys (8 January 1970 – 16 October 2004) was a Lithuanian professional basketball player. He played the point guard position and was a longtime member of Žalgiris Kaunas.[1] With Žalgiris he won the Lithuanian Basketball League five times.[2]

Tauras Stumbrys
Personal information
Born(1970-01-08)8 January 1970
Kaunas, Lithuanian SSR, Soviet Union
Died16 October 2004(2004-10-16) (aged 34)
Kaunas, Lithuania
NationalityLithuanian
Listed height1.92 m (6 ft 4 in)
Listed weight90 kg (198 lb)
Career information
Playing career1989–2004
PositionPoint guard
Career history
1989–1998Žalgiris Kaunas
1998–1999Atomerőmű SE
1999–2000Žalgiris Kaunas
2000Spartak Saint Petersburg
2000–2001Hapoel Zefat
2001Hapoel Haifa
2001Karlsruhe
2001–2002Unia Tarnów
2002–2003S.C. Lusitânia
2003Topo Centras–Atletas Kaunas
2003–2004Aukštaitija Panevėžys
2004Hidruva–Atletas Kaunas
Career highlights and awards
  • LKL champion (1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998)

DeathEdit

During a Hidruva-Atletas and Žalgiris LKL matchup in October 2004, Stumbrys suffered a myocardial infarction and lost consciousness. Paramedics and teammates attempted to revive him, but to no avail. He was pronounced dead later that night. Stumbrys had played 8 minutes and scored 3 points in his last match.[3]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Žaidėjai – Tauras Stumbrys". BasketNews.lt (in Lithuanian). Retrieved 29 September 2016.
  2. ^ "Paulius Jankūnas pristatė savo LKL žiedų kolekciją". BasketNews.lt (in Lithuanian). Retrieved 21 June 2017.
  3. ^ "Krepšininko širdis sustojo per rungtynes". kauno.diena.lt (in Lithuanian). 16 October 2004. Retrieved 29 September 2016.