Žygimantas Janavičius

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Žygimantas Janavičius
Zygimantas Janavicius by Augustas Didzgalvis.jpg
No. 9 – Basketball Löwen Braunschweig
Position Point guard
League Basketball Bundesliga
Personal information
Born (1989-02-20) February 20, 1989 (age 29)
Alytus, Lithuanian SSR, Soviet Union
Nationality Lithuanian
Listed height 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)
Listed weight 187 lb (85 kg)
Career information
Playing career 2005–present
Career history
2005–2007 Alytus
2007–2008 Žalgiris-Arvydas Sabonis school Kaunas
2008–2010 Žalgiris Kaunas
2010 Aisčiai Kaunas
2010–2011 Šiauliai
2011–2012 Baltai Kaunas
2012 Žalgiris Kaunas
2012–2014 Rūdupis Prienai
2014 Lietkabelis Panevėžys
2014–2016 Lietuvos rytas Vilnius
2016–2017 Lietkabelis Panevėžys
2017–present Basketball Löwen Braunschweig
Career highlights and awards

Žygimantas Janavičius (born February 20, 1989) is a Lithuanian professional basketball player for Basketball Löwen Braunschweig of Basketball Bundesliga. Standing at 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) tall and weighing 187 pounds (85 kg), he plays as a point guard.

Career[edit]

Janavičius made his pro debut with the BC Alytus in 2005. He played two seasons with the club in NKL.

In 2007, Janavičius signed with the Žalgiris of Kaunas. He played one season for youth team, which were competing in NKL, and became the champion of the league. He played for BC Žalgiris in 2008–09, and half of the season in 2009–10, but because of small role in the court he asked for to be loaned for Kauno Aisčiai. He finished the season there. 2010–11 he played for BC Šiauliai. He started the season of 2011/12 in Kauno Baltai, but in the end of season joined BC Žalgiris. After becoming the champion of LKL, he also became free agent.

In August 2012 he signed with Prienų Rūdupis.[1]

National team career[edit]

Janavičius won two silvers medals while representing the Lithuanian youth squads in 2006 FIBA Europe Under-18 Championship and 2008 FIBA Europe Under-20 Championship. In 2014, coach Jonas Kazlauskas included Janavičius into the preliminary 24 players squad for the main Lithuania national basketball team,[2] though he failed to compete for the spot in the national team's roster due to a broken palm.[3] Janavičius was included into the candidates list once again in 2015.[4] He did not make it to the EuroBasket 2015 roster either during his second try, when Lukas Lekavičius was taken instead of him less than a week before the championship start.[5]

Statistics[edit]

Year Team League GP MPG 2P% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2008–09 Kauno Žalgiris Euroleague 10 16.0 44.0 41.7 33.3 1.6 1.5 0.4 0.0 4.0
2009–10 Kauno Žalgiris Euroleague 7 6.9 20.0 00.0 50.0 0.1 0.6 0.1 0.0 0.4
2010–11 Šiaulių Šiauliai Eurocup 6 26.8 35.7 31.6 62.5 3.5 3.7 1.0 0.0 8.0
2012–13 Prienų Rūdupis Eurocup 6 23.3 56.3 12.5 52.2 4.2 3.2 1.2 0.0 9.0

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