Dainius Šalenga

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Dainius Šalenga
Dainius Salenga by Augustas Didzgalvis.jpg
Dainius Šalenga with BC Lietkabelis jersey
No. 20 – Juventus Utena
Position Small forward
League Lithuanian Basketball League
Basketball Champions League
Personal information
Born (1977-04-15) April 15, 1977 (age 40)
Varėna, Lithuanian SSR, Soviet Union
Nationality Lithuanian
Listed height 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m)
Listed weight 187 lb (85 kg)
Career information
NBA draft 1999 / Undrafted
Playing career 1997–present
Career history
1997–1998 Farmeka Vilnius
1998–2000 Sakalai Vilnius
2000–2005 Žalgiris Kaunas
2005–2007 Akasvayu Girona
2007–2011 Žalgiris Kaunas
2011 Rūdupis Prienai
2011–2012 Žalgiris Kaunas
2012–2013 Budivelnyk Kiev
2013 TonyBet Prienai
2013–2014 Budivelnyk Kiev
2014–2015 Lietkabelis Panevėžys
2015–2016 Vytautas Prienai-Birštonas
2016-present Juventus Utena
Career highlights and awards

Dainius Šalenga (born 15 April 1977) is a professional Lithuanian basketball player for Juventus Utena of the Lithuanian Basketball League. He is a small forward known for his three–point shooting abilities and was the captain of Žalgiris Kaunas in Lithuania,[1] but was released on January 2011.[2] Šalenga has also represented Lithuania at the 2004 Summer Olympics in basketball.[3]

Šalenga won the Euroleague Week-6 MVP award on December 3, 2009.[4]

Career statistics[edit]

Legend
  GP Games played   GS  Games started  MPG  Minutes per game
 FG%  Field-goal percentage  3P%  3-point field-goal percentage  FT%  Free-throw percentage
 RPG  Rebounds per game  APG  Assists per game  SPG  Steals per game
 BPG  Blocks per game  PPG  Points per game  PIR  Performance Index Rating
 Bold  Career high

Note: The EuroLeague is not the only competition in which the player participated for the team during the season. He also played in domestic competition, and regional competition if applicable.

Euroleague[edit]

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG PIR
2000–01 Žalgiris 6 1 22.1 .500 .400 .833 2.3 1.2 1.0 .2 7.3 6.7
2001–02 Žalgiris 14 10 30.2 .521 .346 .810 2.6 1.9 1.4 .4 11.7 11.3
2002–03 Žalgiris 10 6 27.1 .615 .310 .600 2.2 1.8 1.0 .4 8.4 7.2
2003–04 Žalgiris 20 16 27.3 .577 .222 .718 2.4 2.0 1.0 .2 7.9 7.6
2004–05 Žalgiris 20 19 33.5 .606 .349 .706 2.8 3.3 1.5 .3 12.0 13.1
2007–08 Žalgiris 17 2 12.4 .538 .350 .625 1.9 .3 .5 .1 3.2 3.4
2008–09 Žalgiris 10 5 26.4 .569 .239 .676 3.1 1.6 1.2 .2 11.4 10.5
2009–10 Žalgiris 16 16 27.3 .410 .411 .757 3.0 1.2 1.3 .1 10.3 9.8
2010–11 Žalgiris 10 7 20.1 .375 .267 .857 1.6 1.1 .6 .1 4.8 3.8
2011–12 Žalgiris 6 4 25.1 .444 .375 .1000 2.2 1.5 .7 .2 6.0 5.3
2013–14 Budivelnyk 7 5 24.4 .680 .333 .800 2.4 2.4 .7 .1 8.0 10.6

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