Arvydas Eitutavičius

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Arvydas Eitutavičius
BC Neptūnas
Position Point guard
League LKL
Personal information
Born (1982-09-18) 18 September 1982 (age 32)
Klaipėda, Lithuania
Nationality Lithuanian
Listed height 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in)
Listed weight 82 kg (181 lb)
Career information
Pro career 2007–present
Career history
2007 Ciudad Real
2007–2008 CB Tíjola
2008-2009 BC Neptūnas
2009-2010 Cholet Basket
2010-2011 Iraklis B.C.
2011-2012 BK Prostějov
2012 BC Khimik
2012-2013 Anwil Włocławek
2013-present BC Neptūnas

Arvydas Eitutavičius (born 18 September 1982 in Klaipėda, Lithuanian SSR) is a Lithuanian professional basketball player, currently playing for BC Neptūnas.[1] He plays the point guard position.

Amateur career[edit]

Eitutavičius left his homeland in 2001 to play high school basketball in the United States. He attended the Norfolk Collegiate School in Norfolk, Virginia for a year and the Laurinburg Institute in North Carolina for another year before enrolling into NCAA Division I's American University based in Washington, D.C. He saw little playing time during his freshman and sophomore years, but became the team's starting shooting guard in his junior and senior years. As a senior, he recorded 25.3 minutes, 11.6 points, 2.7 rebounds, 2.1 assists per game.

Professional career[edit]

After graduation, he signed with Ciudad Real, a minor Spanish basketball team playing in Liga EBA. After starring in 24 games, Eitutavičius then played for CB Tíjola of the second–tier LEB league. There, however, he played only 2 games and recorded 12 points, 8 rebounds and 4 assists in 2 games. In 2008, he returned to his homeland and played for BC Neptūnas. The following season, he moved to Cholet Basket playing in Pro A. That season, his team won the Pro A championship and he was an important bench player for the team, averaging 6.8 points, 1.4 rebounds and 1.8 assists per game. He also debuted in Eurocup that season, averaging 9.8 points, 2.7 rebounds and 2.2 assists per game. After the championship season, Eitutavičius signed with the Greek basketball club Iraklis B.C.. In the subsequent years, he moved around Eastern and Central Europe, playing in Czech Republic, Ukraine and Poland. In 2013, he once again returned to his homeland and currently plays for BC Neptūnas.

Lithuania national basketball team[edit]

Eitutavičius was a candidate to represent the Lithuania national basketball team at the 2010 FIBA World Championship.[2] He played for the reserve team and was invited by coach Kęstutis Kemzūra to join the main roster. He, however, was released from the team one week prior to the start of the championship.[3]

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