BC Prienai

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Prienai
Prienai logo
Leagues Lithuanian Basketball League,
Baltic Basketball League,
Eurocup
Founded 1994
History Prienų bankas
1994–1999
Prienai
1994–2007
Rūdupis
2007–2012
Prienai[1]
2012–2013
TonyBet
2013–2014
Prienai
2014-present
Arena Prienai Arena
(capacity: 1500)
Location Prienai, Lithuania
Team colors Green and white
         
President Lithuania Naglis Jaruševičius
Head coach Lithuania Tadas Stankevičius
Championships NKL Champions (2009)
LKF Cup (2013, 2014)
Website kkprienai.lt
Uniforms
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Home jersey
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Team colours
Home
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Away jersey
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Team colours
Away

Krepšinio klubas Prienai is a professional basketball club based in Prienai, playing in the Lithuanian Basketball League, the Baltic Basketball League and the Eurocup. During the 2008–09 season, then called Rūdupis they became the champion of the NKL and won the challenge match for a slot in the LKL. In their debut LKL season Rūdupis took seventh place, while next two seasons brought BC Prienai two bronze LKL medals. BC Prienai played in Eurocup 2011-12 with moderate success; the team managed to win 3 games out of 6, but nonetheless failed to qualify for the next stage. More recently, the team has become a strong competitor in domestic tournaments, more than once upsetting teams such as BC Žalgiris and BC Lietuvos rytas.

Players[edit]

Prienai roster
Players Coaches
Pos. # Nat. Name Ht. Wt. Age
G 4 Lithuania Okmanas, Kajus 70001870000000000001.87 m (6 ft 2 in) 700182000000000000082 kg (181 lb) 19 – (1995-08-24)24 August 1995
PG 5 Lithuania Maceina, Gediminas 70001880000000000001.88 m (6 ft 2 in) 700185000000000000085 kg (187 lb) 30 – (1984-08-28)28 August 1984
SF 6 Lithuania Pukis, Deividas 70001960000000000001.96 m (6 ft 5 in) 700195000000000000095 kg (209 lb) 23 – (1992-01-10)10 January 1992
PF 9 Lithuania Šemeklis, Dovydas 70002020000000000002.02 m (6 ft 8 in) 700195000000000000095 kg (209 lb) 19 – (1995-06-20)20 June 1995
G 10 Lithuania Ivanauskas, Paulius 70001950000000000001.95 m (6 ft 5 in) 700181000000000000081 kg (179 lb) 28 – (1987-04-24)24 April 1987
C 13 Lithuania Kymantas, Simonas 70002130000000000002.13 m (7 ft 0 in) 7002114000000000000114 kg (251 lb) 21 – (1993-06-10)10 June 1993
SF 14 Lithuania Sragauskis, Vidmantas 70002000000000000002.00 m (6 ft 7 in) 700190000000000000090 kg (198 lb) 28 – (1986-06-23)23 June 1986
F 21 Lithuania Linkevičius, Martynas 70001970000000000001.97 m (6 ft 6 in) 700193000000000000093 kg (205 lb) 29 – (1985-12-08)8 December 1985
SG 22 Lithuania Šeškus, Domantas 70001830000000000001.83 m (6 ft 0 in) 700175000000000000075 kg (165 lb) 22 – (1992-12-02)2 December 1992
C 43 Lithuania Milka, Dominykas 70002029999999999992.03 m (6 ft 8 in) 7002118000000000000118 kg (260 lb) 22 – (1992-08-01)1 August 1992
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • Injured Injured

Roster
Updated: 21 April 2015


Pos. Starter Bench Bench Reserve
C Dominykas Milka Simonas Kymantas
PF Martynas Linkevičius Dovydas Šemeklis
SF Vidmantas Sragauskis Deividas Pukis
SG Paulius Ivanauskas Domantas Šeškus
PG Gediminas Maceina Kajus Okmanas

Season by season[edit]

Season Tier League Pos. Significant Events Baltic League Pos. LKF Cup European competitions
2002–03 2 LKAL 3 Semifinalist
2003–04 2 LKAL 6 Quarterfinalist
2004–05 2 LKAL 12
2005–06 2 NKL 4 Semifinalist
2006–07 2 NKL 7 Quarterfinalist
2007–08 2 NKL 9
2008–09 2 NKL 1 Promoted
2009–10 1 LKL 7 Quarterfinalist Challenge Cup 2 Second round
2010–11 1 LKL 3 Bronze medal Elite Division 6 Third place
2011–12 1 LKL 3 Bronze medal Elite Division 8 Fourth place Played Eurocup
2012–13 1 LKL 4 Semifinalist Elite Division 2 Champion Played Eurocup
2013–14 1 LKL 4 Semifinalist Elite Division 2 Champion

LKF[edit]

Club history[edit]

  • During 2008–2009 season, „Rūdupis“ first time in the club history became NKL champions.[2] Because of that, BC „Rūdupis“ got his slot in the LKL.
  • The 2009–2010 season was „Rūdupis“ debut LKL season. BC „Rūdupis“ took seventh place that season as they lost first round of LKL playoffs to Lithuania powerhouse „Žalgiris“.
  • During the 2010–2011 season, BC „Rūdupis“ won LKF Cup Bronze medals[3] and was only one step away from Gold or Silver medals as they lost 73:75 thriller against legendary Lithuania basketball club „Žalgiris“,[4] but the surprises of BC „Rūdupis“ in the 2010–2011 season wasn't done as BC „Rūdupis“ defeated Lithuanian Basketball League champions „Lietuvos Rytas“ with result 96:82, during LKL match at their home arena in 29 March 2011.[5] On 15 April 2011, BC „Rūdupis“ signed contract with Rolandas Alijevas until the end of the season.[6] In the LKL semi finals „Rūdupis“ wasn't able to eliminate Lithuania basketball powerhouse „Lietuvos Rytas“ as they lost both matches (first match: 75:88,[7] second match: 69:96[8]). „Rūdupis“ then played against „Juventus“ in LKL Bronze final, won the first Bronze serie game at Prienai with a result 79:65,[9] then won the second game, this time at „Juventus“ home arena in Utena with a result 98:73.[10] The third game took place in Prienai which „Rūdupis“ won with result 84:83,[11] thus winning the series with a result 3:0 and becoming Lithuanian Basketball League Bronze medalists for the first time in club's history. In 2011-2012 season, the team played in the Eurocup competition, finishing 3rd in the group, though failing to qualify to the playoffs. They repeated as bronze medal winners, this time defeating BC Šiauliai 3:1.
  • The 2012-2013 season was moderately successful for BC Prienai. The team played in the Eurocup, but again didn't move past the group stage. The team also reached the BBL finals, and won the LKF Cup against BC Pieno žvaigždės. Despite home court advantage, BC Prienai lost to BC Neptūnas in the bronze medal series. In the 2013-2014 season, the renamed BC Tonybet again won the LKF Cup, defeating „Lietuvos Rytas“ in the finals in a huge upset. Finishing second in the LKL regular season, BC Tonybet made it to the semifinals for the fourth consecutive year, with a chance to qualify to the LKL finals for the first time in history, but lost BC Neptūnas 0:2. In the bronze medal series, the team lost to Lietuvos Rytas, finishing one of the most successful seasons in club history.

Notable players[edit]

Notable coaches[edit]

Notable games[edit]

December 1, 2013
15:00
Prienai TonyBet 101–83 Žalgiris
Scoring by quarter: 21–22, 29–13, 21–19, 30–29
Pts: Lukauskis 23
Rebs: Linkevičius 6
Asts: Valeika 9
Pts: Jankūnas 13
Rebs: Jankūnas, K.Lavrinovič 6
Asts: Jasikevičius 3
Prienai, Lithuania
Attendance: 1000
Referees: Romualdas Brazauskas, Martynas Gudas, Gintaras Mačiulis

March 29, 2014
17:15
Prienai TonyBet 84–76 Žalgiris
Scoring by quarter: 19–19, 23–19, 25–24, 17–14
Pts: Lukauskis 19
Rebs: Linkevičius 7
Asts: Ivanauskas 5
Pts: Jankūnas 15
Rebs: Javtokas 14
Asts: Jankūnas 5
Panevėžys, Lithuania
Referees: Gintaras Vitkauskas, Vilius Mačiulaitis, Martynas Gudas

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ „Rūdupio“ klubas keičia pavadinimą - nuo šiol vadinsis „Prienais“
  2. ^ ''(Lithuanian)''. Basketnews.lt. Retrieved on 11 November 2011.
  3. ^ ''(Lithuanian)''. Sportas.delfi.lt. Retrieved on 11 November 2011.
  4. ^ ''(Lithuanian)''. 15min.lt (13 February 2011). Retrieved on 11 November 2011.
  5. ^ ''(Lithuanian)''. 15min.lt. Retrieved on 11 November 2011.
  6. ^ ''(Lithuanian)''. Basketnews.lt. Retrieved on 11 November 2011.
  7. ^ ''(Lithuanian)''. 15min.lt. Retrieved on 11 November 2011.
  8. ^ ''(Lithuanian)''. Basketnews.lt. Retrieved on 11 November 2011.
  9. ^ ''(Lithuanian)''. Basketnews.lt. Retrieved on 11 November 2011.
  10. ^ ''(Lithuanian)''. Basketnews.lt. Retrieved on 11 November 2011.
  11. ^ ''(Lithuanian)''. Basketnews.lt. Retrieved on 11 November 2011.