Artūras Karnišovas

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Artūras Karnišovas
Small forward
Personal information
Born (1971-04-27) April 27, 1971 (age 43)
Klaipėda, Lithuanian SSR, Soviet Union
Nationality Lithuanian
Listed height 6 ft 8.5 in (2.04 m)
Listed weight 203 lb (92 kg)
Career information
College Seton Hall (1990–1994)
NBA draft 1994 / Undrafted
Pro career 1987–2002
Career history
1987–1990 Statyba
1994–1995 Cholet
1995–1997 FC Barcelona
1997–1998 Olympiacos
1998–2000 Fortitudo Bologna
2000–2002 FC Barcelona
Career highlights and awards

Artūras Karnišovas (born April 27, 1971) is a retired Lithuanian professional basketball player.

Born in Klaipėda, Lithuanian SSR, Soviet Union,[1] Karnišovas started his early career in Lithuania with Statyba Vilnius while in high school and played there until 1990. He traveled overseas to play college basketball at Seton Hall University in the United States. He played four years at Seton Hall, averaging 18.3 points in his senior season in 1994.[2] After trying and failing to draw interest from an NBA team, Karnišovas began playing overseas. Karnišovas played for Barcelona (Spain), Fortitudo Bologna (Italy), Olympiacos (Greece), and Cholet (France),[3] and helped lead Lithuania to consecutive Bronze medals at the Summer Olympics in 1992 and 1996.[1] He was also a first-team All-Star in the 1998 World Championships.[4] He reached the Final Four of the Euroleague 3 times and led the 1998–99 Euroleague in free throw percentage (89.6%). He was an international scout for the Houston Rockets for several years. In 2013, he became the assistant general manager of the Denver Nuggets.

Career statistics[edit]

Legend
  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
 Bold  Career high

Note: Euroleague is not the only competition in which player participated for the team during the season.


Euroleague[edit]

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG PIR
2000–01 Barcelona 10 7 26.4 .500 .364 .831 5.0 1.3 .8 .2 13.9 15.3
2001–02 Barcelona 20 17 24.0 .512 .349 .789 3.7 1.4 1.4 .2 10.3 9.8

Awards/achievements[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Karnishovas", Basketzone.com, accessed August 25, 2007.
  2. ^ "Arturas Karnishovas, Seton Hall" SportsStats.com, accessed August 25, 2007.
  3. ^ "Eurobasket - Arturas Karnishovas Player Profile basketball", Eurobasket.com, accessed August 25, 2007.
  4. ^ "Eurobasket - World Championships", Eurobasket.com, accessed August 25, 2007.