Benas Veikalas

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Benas Veikalas
Benas Veikalas.JPG
Veikalas with Telekom Baskets Bonn
No. 6 – BG Göttingen
Position Shooting guard
League Bundesliga
Personal information
Born (1983-09-24) September 24, 1983 (age 33)
Joniškis, Lithuanian SSR, Soviet Union
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–present
Career history
2007–2009 BC Nevėžis
2009–2011 BK Prostějov
2011–2015 Telekom Baskets Bonn
2015–2016 Sidigas Avellino
2016–present BG Göttingen

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.

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]

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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