BC Prienai

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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–
Arena Prienai Arena
(capacity: 1500)
Location Prienai, Lithuania
Team colors Green and white
         
President Lithuania Naglis Jaruševičius
Head coach Lithuania Virginijus Šeškus
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 (also known as TonyBet for sponsporship reasons) 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, Rūdupis 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
PG 4 Lithuania Janavičius, Žygimantas 1.92 m (6 ft 4 in) 80 kg (176 lb) 25 – (1989-02-20)February 20, 1989
F 5 Lithuania Šemeklis, Dovydas 2.02 m (6 ft 8 in) 92 kg (203 lb) 19 – (1995-06-20)June 20, 1995
G 6 Lithuania Šeškus, Domantas 1.82 m (6 ft 0 in) 65 kg (143 lb) 21 – (1992-12-02)December 2, 1992
PF 7 Lithuania Kisielius, Laimonas 2.03 m (6 ft 8 in) 97 kg (214 lb) 29 – (1985-01-21)January 21, 1985
G/F 8 Lithuania Lukauskis, Mindaugas 1.98 m (6 ft 6 in) 95 kg (209 lb) 35 – (1979-05-19)May 19, 1979
G 10 Lithuania Ivanauskas, Paulius 1.95 m (6 ft 5 in) 79 kg (174 lb) 27 – (1987-04-24)April 24, 1987
F/C 11 Lithuania Valeika, Artūras 2.07 m (6 ft 9 in) 96 kg (212 lb) 29 – (1985-08-11)August 11, 1985
SG 12 Lithuania Ramanovskj, Tomašas 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in) 83 kg (183 lb) 19 – (1995-01-15)January 15, 1995
G 13 Lithuania Kadžiulis, Gintaras 1.93 m (6 ft 4 in) 87 kg (192 lb) 34 – (1980-03-29)March 29, 1980
F/C 14 Lithuania Čepukaitis, Vaidas 2.07 m (6 ft 9 in) 98 kg (216 lb) 25 – (1989-05-16)May 16, 1989
SF 21 Lithuania Linkevičius, Martynas 1.96 m (6 ft 5 in) 100 kg (220 lb) 28 – (1985-12-08)December 8, 1985
SF 40 Lithuania Šikšnius, Arvydas 1.96 m (6 ft 5 in) 94 kg (207 lb) 26 – (1987-10-10)October 10, 1987
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • Injured Injured

Roster
Updated: 13 January 2014


Pos. Starter Bench Bench Reserve
C Tomas Urbonas
PF Vidmantas Sragauskis
SF Arnas Labuckas
SG Šarūnas Vingelis Domantas Šeškus
PG Ovidijus Varanauskas Paulius Ivanauskas

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.

Notable players[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.