Benas Veikalas

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Benas Veikalas
Benas Veikalas.JPG
Veikalas with Telekom Baskets Bonn
Free agent
Position Shooting guard
Personal information
Born (1983-09-24) September 24, 1983 (age 35)
Joniškis, Lithuania
Nationality Lithuanian
Listed height 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)
Listed weight 198 lb (90 kg)
Career information
High school Horizon (San Diego, California)
College Metro State (2002–2004, 2006–2007)
NBA draft 2007 / Undrafted
Playing career 2007–2018
Career history
2007–2009 BC Nevėžis
2009–2011 BK Prostějov
2011–2015 Telekom Baskets Bonn
2015–2016 Sidigas Avellino
2016–2017 BG Göttingen

Benas Veikalas (born 24 September 1983) is a Lithuanian professional basketball player who last played for BG Göttingen of the Basketball Bundesliga. 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 2016-2016. 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. The family is currently living in Vegas. Benas is an assistant coach for his son's Vincas' high school team, Clark High School, a nationally ranked basketball program in the USA. 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.
  2. ^ [1]

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