Artūras Valeika

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Artūras Valeika
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Artūras Valeika, in a game with Cáceres 2016
CSM Oradea
Position Power forward
League Liga Națională
FIBA Europe Cup
Personal information
Born (1985-08-11) 11 August 1985 (age 32)
Vilnius, Lithuanian SSR, Soviet Union
Nationality Lithuanian
Listed height 2.06 m (6 ft 9 in)
Listed weight 100 kg (220 lb)
Career information
College Midland (2004–2006)
Weber State (2006–2008)
NBA draft 2008 / Undrafted
Playing career 2008–present
Career history
2008–2009 Eisbären Bremerhaven
2009–2010 SK Valmiera
2010 BC Alytus
2010–2011 Perlas Vilnius
2011 SK Valmiera
2011 Cáceres Ciudad del Baloncesto
2011–2012 Neptūnas Klaipėda
2012–2014 Rūdupis Prienai / TonyBet Prienai
2014–2016 Lietuvos rytas Vilnius
2015–2016 Lietkabelis Panevėžys
2016–2017 Vytautas Prienai-Birštonas
2017-present CSM Oradea
Career highlights and awards

Artūras Valeika (born 11 August 1985) is a Lithuanian professional basketball player currently playing for CSM Oradea of the Liga Națională.

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.

Statistics[edit]

College Statistics[edit]

Season Averages
Season Team G PTS REB AST STL BLK FG% 3P% FT% MIN TO
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
Totals: 62 8.9 8.3 1.1 0.7 0.8 .528 .364 .686 28.2 2.0

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