Deividas Sirvydis

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Deividas Sirvydis
No. 0 – Rytas Vilnius
PositionShooting guard
LeagueLithuanian Basketball League
EuroCup
Personal information
Born (2000-06-10) 10 June 2000 (age 19)
Vilnius, Lithuania
NationalityLithuanian
Listed height2.02 m (6 ft 8 in)
Listed weight86 kg (190 lb)
Career information
NBA draft2019 / Round: 2 / Pick: 37th overall
Selected by the Dallas Mavericks
Playing career2015–present
Career history
2015–2016Lietuvos rytas-2
2016–2018Perlas
2018–presentRytas Vilnius
Career highlights and awards

Deividas Sirvydis (born 10 June 2000) is a Lithuanian professional basketball player for Rytas Vilnius of the Lithuanian Basketball League (LKL). Standing 2.02 m (6 ft 8 in), he plays the shooting guard position.

Early life[edit]

Sirvydis spent his childhood in various European countries because of his father's professional basketball career. He lived for three years in Russia, two years in Germany, one year in the Czech Republic, and one year in Cyprus. Sirvydis often practiced basketball after his father's games but did not seriously start playing the sport until he was about seven years old.[1]

Professional career[edit]

Sirvydis made his LKL debut on 29 May 2017, when he was 16 years old, passing Jonas Valančiūnas as the youngest player in club history to play in the league. On 5 December, he became the youngest Lietuvos rytas player to appear in a EuroCup game, overtaking Valančiūnas again.[1]

Playing for the Lietuvos rytas under-18 team, Sirvydis won the 2018 EuroLeague Basketball Next Generation Tournament. He was named most valuable player (MVP) after recording 18 points, 6 rebounds and 3 assists in the championship versus Stella Azzurra Rome under-18 team.[2]

NBA[edit]

During the 2019 NBA draft, Sirvydis was drafted #37 overall by the Dallas Mavericks, but was immediately traded to the Detroit Pistons.[3][4] He represented the Pistons during the 2019 NBA Summer League.[5]

Personal life[edit]

Sirvydis is the son of Virginijus Sirvydis, a former professional basketball player who played in many European countries, winning the North European Basketball League (NEBL) championship in 2001 with Russian club Ural Great Perm.[6] In 2012, Virginijus began his coaching career as an assistant for LKL club Sakalai Vilnius.[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Hein, David (24 January 2018). "Sirvydis keeps etching his name in annals of Rytas history". Euroleague Basketball Next Generation Tournament. Retrieved 10 May 2019.
  2. ^ "Rytas guard Sirvydis named ANGT MVP". Euroleague Basketball Next Generation Tournament. 20 May 2018. Retrieved 10 May 2019.
  3. ^ "Jaudinanti NBA naujokų birža: D.Sirvydis – į Detroitą, I.Brazdeikis – į Niujorką". 15min.lt (in Lithuanian). Retrieved 21 June 2019.
  4. ^ "Detroit Pistons Complete Draft Night Trade With Dallas". NBA.com. June 27, 2019. Retrieved June 27, 2019.
  5. ^ "Su „Pistons" apranga debiutavęs D.Sirvydis nesikrimto dėl minučių: „Nerealus jausmas!"". 15min.lt (in Lithuanian). Retrieved 6 July 2019.
  6. ^ "Virginijus Sirvydis" (in Lithuanian). National Basketball League. Retrieved 10 May 2019.
  7. ^ "„Sakalų" vyr. treneriu tapo Petronis, jam talkins Sirvydis". BasketNews. 10 August 2012. Retrieved 10 May 2019.