Valdas Vasylius

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Valdas Vasylius
No. 42 – BC Neptūnas
Position Forward
League Lithuanian Basketball League
Personal information
Born (1983-09-03) September 3, 1983 (age 31)
Klaipėda
Nationality Lithuanian
Listed height 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m)
Listed weight 210 lb (95 kg)
Career information
High school Norfolk Collegiate School
(Norfolk, Virginia)
College Old Dominion (2003–2007)
NBA draft 2007 / Undrafted
Pro career 2007–present
Career history
2007 Anwil Włocławek
2007 Rethymno Aegean
2008 BC Nevėžis
2008–2009 BC Neptūnas
2009–2010 Krasnye Krylia Samara
2010–2011 BC Neptūnas
2011–2012 BC Šiauliai
2012 BC Dnipro
2013–present BC Neptūnas
Career highlights and awards

Valdas Vasylius (born 3 September 1983) is a Lithuanian basketball forward who played collegiately at Old Dominion University and now plays professionally in Lithuanian Basketball League's BC Neptūnas. He has also played at the international level representing his home country in 2007 Summer Universiade.[1]

Growing up in Lithuania, Vasylius learned to speak Lithuanian, Russian and German before learning English.[1]

Vasylius began as the sixth man on the ODU squad, but was the star player by his senior year, being named to the All-CAA First team. He also led his team to the NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Championship his sophomore and senior years.

After graduating with a degree in international business, Vasylius returned to Europe to play with Polish team Anwil Włocławek,[2][3] signing a one-year deal with the club.[4] He left Polish team due to lack of playing time and joined Rethymno BC in Greece and later KK Nevėžis in Lithuania. In summer he signed with his hometown team KK Neptūnas. While a talented offensive player, his lack of athleticism hurt his chances of catching on with an NBA team. He also played for BC Siauliai during the 2011-2012 season. [5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Radford, Rich (2007-01-13), ODU's Lithuanian forward is playing like a winner, Virginian-Pilot, retrieved 2007-11-13 
  2. ^ Team Focus: Anwil Wloclawek, ULEB Cup, 2007-11-02, retrieved 2007-11-13 
  3. ^ Givony, Jonathan (2007-11-06), The Journey: Undrafted Rookie Free Agent Destinations, DraftExpress, retrieved 2007-11-13 
  4. ^ VALDAS VASYLIUS FOR 1 YEAR WITH ANWIL WLOCLAWEK (POLAND), Promotex, 2007-09-24, retrieved 2007-11-13 
  5. ^ Maurer, Matthew (2007-04-10), 2007 Portsmouth Draft Camp Player Evaluations, NBADraft.net, retrieved 2007-11-13 

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