Eurelijus Žukauskas

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Eurelijus Žukauskas
Center
Personal information
Born (1973-08-22) August 22, 1973 (age 41)
Klaipėda, Lithuanian Soviet Socialist Republic, Soviet Union
Nationality Lithuanian
Listed height 7 ft 2 in (2.18 m)
Listed weight 260 lb (118 kg)
Career information
NBA draft 1995 / Round: 2 / Pick: 54th overall
Selected by the Seattle SuperSonics
Pro career 1994–2009
Career history
1994–1997 Neptūnas Klaipėda
1997–2000 Žalgiris Kaunas
2000–2001 Paf Bologna
2001–2002 Lokomotiv Mineralnye Vody
2002–2004 UNICS Kazan
2004–2005 Ülkerspor
2005–2006 Olympiacos
2006–2007 Lietuvos Rytas
2007–2009 Žalgiris Kaunas
Career highlights and awards

Eurelijus Žukauskas ([ɛʊˈrʲɛlʲɪjʊs ʒʊˈkɐ̂ˑʊskɐs] ( ), born August 22, 1973, in Klaipėda, Lithuanian Soviet Socialist Republic, Soviet Union) is a retired Lithuanian professional basketball player. He played for the Lithuanian national basketball team from 1995 to 2004.

In 1995 NBA Draft Žukauskas was drafted as a #54 by Seattle SuperSonics in the second round. On June 28, 1995 the Milwaukee Bucks acquired his rights from Seattle.

He is a 2.18 m tall center and weighs 115 kg.

In 2007 he signed one-year contract with Žalgiris Kaunas, which he later confirmed for another year. He retired from professional basketball on May 20, 2009. He currently plays recreational basketball in his hometown Klaipėda and is a judge at the LKL Slam Dunk Contest.

Awards/achievements[edit]

  • Olympic Bronze medalist – 1996, 2000
  • Euroleague champion – 1999
  • European champion - 2003
  • LKL champion – 1998, 1999, 2008
  • Lithuanian all-star slam dunk contest winner – 1999
  • FIBA Europe league champion – 2004
  • BBL champion – 2007, 2008
  • LKL vice-champion – 2007
  • Lithuanian National Cup – 2008

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