Artūras Karnišovas (born April 27, 1971) is a retired Lithuanian professional basketball player.
Born in Klaipėda, Lithuanian SSR, Soviet Union, 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. 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), and helped lead Lithuania to consecutive Bronze medals at the Summer Olympics in 1992 and 1996. He was also a first-team All-Star in the 1998 World Championships. 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.
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