BC Nevėžis

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Nevėžis Kėdainiai
Nevėžis Kėdainiai logo
LeaguesLithuanian Basketball League
Founded1992; 27 years ago (1992)
HistoryBC Nevėžis
(1992–2011)
BC Kėdainiai Triobet
(2011–2012)
BC Nevėžis
(2012–present)
ArenaKėdainiai Arena
Capacity2,200
LocationKėdainiai, Lithuania
Team colorsGreen, yellow and white
              
PresidentArūnas Danilevičius
Head coachRamūnas Cvirka
ChampionshipsLKAL Champions (2002)
BBL Challenge Cup (2005)
BBL Challenge Cup (2008)
BBL Cup (2013)
Websitewww.kknevezis.lt
Uniforms

BC Nevėžis (Lithuanian: Krepšinio klubas Nevėžis) is a professional Lithuania basketball club which currently plays in Lithuanian Basketball League and Baltic Basketball League.

History[edit]

BC Nevėžis was founded in 1992 by Stasys Mickevičius. In 1993 BC Nevėžis was renamed to KK Notra because of the club supporters UAB Notra. In 1999 because of the supporters changes, BC Notra was renamed to BC Nevėžis again until now. Club name came from the Nevėžis River, flowing through Kėdainiai city. Nevėžis first played in the second division LKAL (now - National Basketball League (Lithuania)), winning the title in 2002 and qualifying to the Lithuanian Basketball League. Nevėžis became a constant playoff contender, with the highest achievements being reaching the semifinals of the LKL in 2006, even taking future champion BC Lietuvos rytas to the limit, losing the series 1:2. They also reached the Baltic Basketball League semifinals in 2006, and won the BBL Challenge Cup in 2008. Nevėžis also won 3rd place in the LKF Cup in 2007 and 2012.

In 2017, after defeating the AEK Larnaca during the last qualification stage, Nevėžis qualified to the 2017–18 FIBA Europe Cup season, their first-ever European competition.[1][2]

Current roster[edit]

Note: Flags indicate national team eligibility at FIBA sanctioned events. Players may hold other non-FIBA nationality not displayed.

BC Nevėžis roster
Players Coaches
Pos. No. Nat. Name Ht. Wt. Age
SG 0 Lithuania Saprykinas, Haroldas 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in) 75 kg (165 lb) 23 – (1995-07-10)10 July 1995
G 1 United States Hearst, Zaid 1.93 m (6 ft 4 in) 98 kg (216 lb) 26 – (1993-02-14)14 February 1993
SG 3 Lithuania Varnas, Martynas 1.96 m (6 ft 5 in) 86 kg (190 lb) 22 – (1997-04-30)30 April 1997
F 6 Lithuania Matulis, Gintautas 1.97 m (6 ft 6 in) 94 kg (207 lb) 32 – (1986-12-06)6 December 1986
SF 7 Lithuania Labutis, Ignas 1.99 m (6 ft 6 in) 100 kg (220 lb) 25 – (1994-04-29)29 April 1994
F/C 10 Lithuania Miniotas, Regimantas 2.08 m (6 ft 10 in) 93 kg (205 lb) 23 – (1996-03-14)14 March 1996
SG 11 Lithuania Einikis, Aidas 1.94 m (6 ft 4 in) 80 kg (176 lb) 22 – (1996-10-09)9 October 1996
PF 12 Lithuania Maldūnas, Gabrielius 2.04 m (6 ft 8 in) 100 kg (220 lb) 26 – (1993-04-19)19 April 1993
C 21 Russia Balashov, Nikita 2.07 m (6 ft 9 in) 96 kg (212 lb) 27 – (1991-06-19)19 June 1991
PG 22 Croatia Junaković, Martin 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in) 88 kg (194 lb) 25 – (1994-02-16)16 February 1994
PG 23 United States Parker, Adonte 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in) 84 kg (185 lb) 29 – (1989-06-23)23 June 1989
PF 42 Lithuania Vasylius, Valdas 2.02 m (6 ft 8 in) 90 kg (198 lb) 35 – (1983-09-03)3 September 1983
Head coach

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • Injured Injured

Updated: September 22, 2018

Depth Chart[edit]

Pos. Starting 5 Bench 1 Bench 2
C Gabrielius Maldūnas Nikita Balashov
PF Regimantas Miniotas Valdas Vasylius
SF Martynas Varnas Gintautas Matulis Ignas Labutis
SG Zaid Hearst Haroldas Saprykinas Aidas Einikis
PG Adonte Parker Martin Junaković

Season by season[edit]

Kėdainiai Sports School in Vilainiai is the place where BC Nevėžis previously played its home matches.
BC Nevėžis moved to the newly built Kėdainiai Arena in 2013.
Season Tier League Pos. National cup Baltic League Pos. European competitions
2000–01 2 LKAL 5th
2001–02 2 LKAL 1st
2002–03 1 LKL 10th
2003–04 1 LKL 7th
2004–05 1 LKL 6th Challenge Cup 1st
2005–06 1 LKL 4th Elite Division 4th
2006–07 1 LKL 5th Third qualified Elite Division 10th
2007–08 1 LKL 6th Challenge Cup 1st
2008–09 1 LKL 5th Quarterfinalist Elite Division 10th
2009–10 1 LKL 12th Fourth qualified Elite Division 10th
2010–11 1 LKL 9th Third round Elite Division 8th
2011–12 1 LKL 7th Third qualified Elite Division 7th
2012–13 1 LKL 8th Semifinalist Regular season
2013–14 1 LKL 8th Fifth round Quarterfinalist
2014–15 1 LKL 10th Group stage
2015–16 1 LKL 9th Quarterfinalist Quarterfinalist
2016–17 1 LKL 9th Quarterfinalist
2017–18 1 LKL 8th 4 FIBA Europe Cup R2
Detailed information of former rosters and results.[3][4]

Notable players[edit]

Jonas Mačiulis was a Nevėžis team leader in the 04–05 season.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "„Nevėžis" – viena koja FIBA Europos taurėje". BasketNews.lt (in Lithuanian). Retrieved 4 October 2017.
  2. ^ "Solidų pranašumą iššvaistęs „Nevėžis" pateko į FIBA Europos taurę". BasketNews.lt (in Lithuanian). Retrieved 11 October 2017.
  3. ^ "Nevezis". LKL.lt (in Lithuanian). Retrieved 3 July 2017.
  4. ^ "NEVEZIS KEDAINIAI". BBL.net. Retrieved 3 July 2017.

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