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Old 07-28-2010, 02:53 PM   #16
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Valanciunas continues to dominate in the U18 Euro championships. He's been the best player in the tournament for the best team leading Lithuania to an undefeated 6-0 record so far.

He had 20 points (7-9), 6 rebounds, 4 assists, and 2 blocks in just 20 minutes of play against Spain yesterday.

Today he posted 22 points (8-11), 17 rebounds, and 3 blocks.

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21 ppg / 12 rpg / 2.5 bpg - 70% FG and 81% FT
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Old 07-28-2010, 03:00 PM   #17
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Valanciunas continues to dominate in the U18 Euro championships. He's been the best player in the tournament for the best team leading Lithuania to an undefeated 6-0 record so far.

He had 20 points (7-9), 6 rebounds, 4 assists, and 2 blocks in just 20 minutes of play against Spain yesterday.

Today he posted 22 points (8-11), 17 rebounds, and 3 blocks.

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21 ppg / 12 rpg / 2.5 bpg - 70% FG and 81% FT
yup, and his numbers could even be better if liths had PG's who knew how to use him properly...I just wonder if he could be used as a backup C for our NT in Turkey - he can't be worse than that stick Andriuskevicius
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Old 07-28-2010, 03:27 PM   #18
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So is Valanciunas actually a better prospect than Montiejunas? If so, how?

Motiejunas is just like Rubio. Mostly pure hype.
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Old 07-28-2010, 03:31 PM   #19
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Motiejunas is just like Rubio. Mostly pure hype.
stop talking crap about non-greek Euro players Motiejunas had a good season with Treviso and was one of their best frontcourt guys

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yup, and his numbers could even be better if liths had PG's who knew how to use him properly...I just wonder if he could be used as a backup C for our NT in Turkey - he can't be worse than that stick Andriuskevicius

He's definitely good enough to play and would be useful if Javtokas and Andriuskevicius get in foul trouble. He's already proven to be a valuable contributor for Rytas and had a few good games against Zalgiris in the finals, I doubt he'll play both the u18 and the WC though.

What do you think the Lithuanian roster will look like?

My guess:
Kalnietis / Delininkaitis
Gecevicius / Seibutis
Jasaitis / Maciulis
Kleiza / Jankunas / Motiejunas
Javtokas / Andriuskevicius

Maybe Kleiza starts at the 3 and Jankunas at 4.
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He's definitely good enough to play and would be useful if Javtokas and Andriuskevicius get in foul trouble. He's already proven to be a valuable contributor for Rytas and had a few good games against Zalgiris in the finals, I doubt he'll play both the u18 and the WC though.

What do you think the Lithuanian roster will look like?

My guess:
Kalnietis / Delininkaitis
Gecevicius / Seibutis
Jasaitis / Maciulis
Kleiza / Jankunas / Motiejunas
Javtokas / Andriuskevicius

Maybe Kleiza starts at the 3 and Jankunas at 4.
I'd assume that would be the roster of our NT in Turkey. Obviously we are very shaky at the PG position, but we've been through this crap before - hopefully our coach will somehow manage to use other guards if Kalnietis sucks too badly. Gecevicius and Seibutis can perform PG duties as well if required. As for our big guys, I expect Kleiza to start at the 3 or 4, depending on the opponent, with Jankunas being our main PF.
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Old 07-28-2010, 04:00 PM   #22
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Dude will need to get bigger to play in the NBA.
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Old 07-28-2010, 04:48 PM   #23
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Top 2 center prospects from Europe.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7SOU7J3_wZc
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stop talking crap about non-greek Euro players Motiejunas had a good season with Treviso and was one of their best frontcourt guys

Like I said, mostly pure hype just like Rubio.
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Like I said, mostly pure hype just like Rubio.

Reported. Keep posting crap.
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Valanciunas keeps Lithuania undefeated with an 84-51 rout of Greece.

He had 10 points on only 2 FG attempts and 8-10 from the FT line to go along with 17 rebounds, 2 steals, and 2 blocks.
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Valanciunas keeps Lithuania undefeated with an 84-51 rout of Greece.

He had 10 points on only 2 FG attempts and 8-10 from the FT line to go along with 17 rebounds, 2 steals, and 2 blocks.

Yes, he's a great player. Far better than the hype machines Rubio and Motiejunas.

And Chrysikopoulos outplayed him in the game.
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FIBA compares Valanciunas to Sabonis (the comparison has already been made for a long time in Lithuanian basketball circles).

http://www.fibaeurope-u18men.com/en/...articleMode=on

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Big fella finishes Euro champ with a bang - 31 points and 18 rebounds game, leading his team to gold nonetheless. He finishes the tourney with 19 ppg, 13 rpg and 3 bpg average, while shooting 70 % from the field
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Big fella finishes Euro champ with a bang - 31 points and 18 rebounds game, leading his team to gold nonetheless. He finishes the tourney with 19 ppg, 13 rpg and 3 bpg average, while shooting 70 % from the field

Stay away from Euros being top 5 picks. It is like we never learn our lesson. There has yet, to be a Euro ever to be a legit franchise player that can win the big one.
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