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 36)
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, 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.[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. In 2011, he joined Telekom Baskets Bonn. 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 returned to Goettingen, Germany to finish his career in 2016-2017. BG Goettingen

Personal life[edit]

Benas Veikalas is married to Stacey Sandlin-Veikalas and they have 3 children. Anthony Veikalas, currently attending UNLV. Vincas Veikalas and Amber Veikalas. After ten years as a professional basketball player, and relocating his family to 5 countries Veikalas hung up his shoes in the summer of 2017 to help coach his son. The family splits time between Las Vegas and Denver. His son Vincas is currently attending Overland High School, in Aurora Colorado, working toward following his dad footsteps of playing pro. Veikalas is also a licensed Realtor, who works with his wife, a licensed Mortgage Lender and Blogger as Team 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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