Artūras Valeika, in a game with Cáceres 2016
FIBA Europe Cup
11 August 1985 |
Vilnius, Lithuanian SSR, Soviet Union
|Listed height||2.06 m (6 ft 9 in)|
|Listed weight||100 kg (220 lb)|
Weber State (2006–2008)
|NBA draft||2008 / Undrafted|
|2011||Cáceres Ciudad del Baloncesto|
|2012–2014||Rūdupis Prienai / TonyBet Prienai|
|2014–2016||Lietuvos rytas Vilnius|
|Career highlights and awards|
Born in Vilnius, Lithuanian SSR, Soviet Union, Valeika started his career in 2003 playing for Vilnius SSK-Nord/LB Draudimas which was playing in the second Lithuanian league LKAL. After one season he started studies at Weber State University where he also played basketball for the Wildcats from 2006 to 2008. Before that, he played for Midland JC. for two years. Valeika also played for the U20 Lithuanian National Team in 2005.
After he finished his studies, Artūras returned to Europe and joined Eisbären Bremerhaven basketball club playing in Germany. However, there he didn't show good performance and after season Valeika headed to Latvia playing for SK Valmiera. After a good season he decided to come back and play in his homeland. However, he wasn't successful to settle in 2010-2011 club and migrated through many clubs. He started the season playing for BC Alytus, however in October he decided to leave that club and joined BC Perlas. This time he played there until January and then returned to SK Valmiera after one season. Still unhappy being there, he joined Spanish club Cáceres 2016, where he finished the 2010-2011 season. In summer 2011, Valeika signed a contract with Lithuanian club BC Neptūnas. After two solid seasons in BC Prienai, he signed with BC Lietuvos rytas in the summer of 2014. After a season with Rytas, he was loaned to BC Lietkabelis.
|2006-07||Weber State Wildcats||32||8.0||6.5||1.0||0.7||0.5||.579||.348||.670||26.6||1.8|
|2007-08||Weber State Wildcats||30||9.9||10.2||1.2||8.8||1.2||.489||.371||.701||29.8||2.1|
- Artūras Valeika. Lietuvos Krepšinio Lyga (Lithuanian Basketball League). Accessed 2011-09-06.
- Eurocup Profile
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