Veikalas with Telekom Baskets Bonn
|No. 6 – BG Göttingen|
September 24, 1983 |
Joniškis, Lithuanian SSR, Soviet Union
|Listed height||6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)|
|Listed weight||198 lb (90 kg)|
|High school||Horizon (San Diego, California)|
|College||Metro State (2002–2004, 2006–2007)|
|NBA draft||2007 / Undrafted|
|2011–2015||Telekom Baskets Bonn|
Benas Veikalas (born 24 September 1983) is a Lithuanian professional basketball player for BG Göttingen of the Basketball Bundesliga. He can play both guard positions, but prefers the shooting guard position.
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, a 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.
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. In 2011, he joined Telekom Baskets Bonn. In 2013, Veikalas extended his contract with the team for two more seasons.