Benas Veikalas

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Benas Veikalas
Benas Veikalas Göttingen.jpg
Veikalas with BG Göttingen in 2016
Personal information
Born (1983-09-24) September 24, 1983 (age 37)
Joniškis, Lithuanian SSR, Soviet Union
NationalityLithuanian
Listed height6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)
Listed weight198 lb (90 kg)
Career information
High schoolHorizon (San Diego, California)
CollegeMetro State (2002–2004, 2006–2007)
NBA draft2007 / Undrafted
Playing career2007–2018
PositionShooting guard
Career history
2007–2009Nevėžis
2009–2011Prostějov
2011–2015Telekom Baskets Bonn
2015–2016Sidigas Avellino
2016–2017BG Göttingen

Benas Veikalas (born 24 September 1983) is a Lithuanian former professional basketball player. He can play both guard positions, but prefers the shooting guard position.

Early career[edit]

Born in Joniškis, Veikalas moved to the United States at the age of 18 and played basketball at Horizon High School in San Diego, California. After high school, he was recruited by Mike Dunlap to play for Metropolitan State University of Denver, an NCAA Division II team. He led the team his senior year, averaging 9.2 points, 3.3 rebounds and 2.1 assists in 22 minutes per game.[1]

Professional career[edit]

Veikalas returned to Lithuania for his first season as a professional. He played for BC Nevėžis of LKL. After two successful seasons, he moved to Czech Republic and signed with BK Prostějov. With BK Prostějov, Veikalas led the team in scoring, played Euro- challenge, and the team finished runner up in the National Title games, 2 years in a row. After 2 seasons with BK Prostějov, In 2011, he joined Telekom Baskets Bonn. With Telekom Bonn, he led in scoring, was voted to the National All Star Team, was Voted to All Decade Legend team, made 3 appearances in the top 4 German national cup, played across Europe in the Euro-Cup, and was team captain. In 2013, Veikalas extended his contract with the team for two more seasons.[2] In 2015, and 4 years in Bonn, Veikalas signed with S.S. Scandone Veikalas played in the Euro-Cup, National Italian Top 4, and finished in the top 4 of National Playoffs. Veikalas returned to Germany to finish his career in 2016-2017. BG Goettingen Veikalas was offered an additional contract in Gottingen, however decided it was time to retire.

Personal life[edit]

Benas Veikalas is married to Stacey Veikalas and they have 3 children. Anthony Veikalas, Vincas Veikalas, & Amber Veikalas.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Archived copy" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2014-04-07. Retrieved 2013-10-10.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  2. ^ [1]

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