Tomas Delininkaitis

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Tomas Delininkaitis
Tomas Delininkaitis by Augustas Didzgalvis.jpg
No. 5 – AEK Athens
Position Point guard / Shooting guard
League Greek Basket League
Personal information
Born (1982-06-11) June 11, 1982 (age 32)
Klaipėda, Lithuania
Nationality Lithuanian
Listed height 6 ft 2.75 in (1.90 m)
Listed weight 180 lb (82 kg)
Career information
Pro career 2001–present
Career history
2001–2002 Neptūnas
2002–2007 Lietuvos Rytas
2007–2009 Azovmash Mariupol
2009 Budivelnyk Kyiv
2009–2010 CB Murcia
2010 PAOK BC
2010–2012 BC Žalgiris
2012–2013 Cherkaski Mavpy
2013 VEF Rīga
2013–2014 Torku Selçuk Üniversitesi
2014–present AEK Athens
Career highlights and awards

Tomas Delininkaitis (born June 11, 1982) is a Lithuanian basketball shooting guard who plays for AEK Athens of the Greek Basket League. He can also play point guard if needed. He was a member of the Lithuanian national basketball team for the 2010 FIBA World Championship . He is 1.90 m (6 ft 2 ¾ in) and weighs 82 kg.

Pro career[edit]

Delininkaitis established his career in BC Lietuvos Rytas. Alongside Robertas Javtokas and Simas Jasaitis he led Rytas to a ULEB Cup trophy in 2005, although Rytas lost the LKL and Baltic Basketball League titles to their Lithuanian rivals Žalgiris.

The next season, Rytas played in the Euroleague where Delininkaitis began to fade away from his leadership role and he was left only as a reserve player. Still, Rytas had their best season that year, winning their easiest LKL series (4–0) against Žalgiris. In his last season with Rytas, Delininkaits was the team's sixth man and he helped Rytas reach their 2nd ULEB Cup final, which they lost to Real Madrid Baloncesto 75–87. In 2007, he signed with Azovmash Mariupol. In 2009, he joined Budivelnyk Kyiv. After playing a fraction of the 2008–2009 season, he moved to CB Murcia to start his 2009–2010 season. After the relegation and the financial problems of Murcia his contract was terminated and he joined PAOK BC in April 2010.

After winning bronze medals with Lithuanian national basketball team in the 2010 FIBA World Championship he was signed by Žalgiris Kaunas[1] and became a key player for the team.

On November 5, 2014 he signed with AEK Athens of the Greek Basket League.[2]

Career statistics[edit]

Legend
  GP Games played   GS  Games started  MPG  Minutes per game
 FG%  Field-goal percentage  3P%  3-point field-goal percentage  FT%  Free-throw percentage
 RPG  Rebounds per game  APG  Assists per game  SPG  Steals per game
 BPG  Blocks per game  PPG  Points per game  PIR  Performance Index Rating
 Bold  Career high

Note: Euroleague is not the only competition in which player participated for the team during the season.


Euroleague[edit]

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG PIR
2005–06 Lietuvos Rytas 19 2 14.2 .400 .264 .714 1.1 1.0 .5 .0 5.2 2.4
2010–11 Žalgiris 16 5 19.3 .344 .388 .851 1.9 2.0 .5 .0 8.8 8.1
2011–12 Žalgiris 16 4 10.5 .464 .467 .682 .8 .9 .4 .0 5.2 3.3

Lithuanian national team[edit]

At the 2010 FIBA World Championship he played for the Lithuanian national basketball team, which won Bronze medals.

Awards and achievements[edit]

References[edit]

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