Eimantas Bendžius

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Eimantas Bendžius
No. 22 – Monbús Obradoiro
Position Small forward
League Liga ACB
Personal information
Born (1990-04-23) April 23, 1990 (age 27)
Klaipėda, Lithuania
Nationality Lithuanian
Listed height 203 cm (6 ft 8 in)
Listed weight 190 lb (86 kg)
Career information
Playing career 2008–present
Career history
2008–2010 Perlas Vilnius
2010–2014 Lietuvos rytas Vilnius
2011–2012 Pieno žvaigždės Pasvalys
2014–2015 Trefl Sopot
2015–present Obradoiro
Career highlights and awards

Eimantas Bendžius (born 23 April 1990) is a Lithuanian professional basketball player for Monbús Obradoiro of the Liga ACB. His primary position is small forward, but also he can play power forward, if necessary.

Professional career[edit]

Bendžius started his career with Vilnius playing in the NKL in 2008. During the 2009–10 season, he became one of the leaders of Perlas, a team that debuted in the LKL that season. On June 2, 2010, Bendžius joined Lietuvos rytas Vilnius.[1]

Bendžius became one of the key players for Lietuvos rytas during the 2012–13 LKL season. In an important game against the rival Žalgiris Kaunas, Bendžius hit 6 out of 9 three-pointers to overcome Žalgiris.[2] Because of this win, Lietuvos rytas secured a second place in the regular season and avoided meeting Žalgiris before the finals.

In June 2015, Bendžius signed a two-year contract with the Spanish team Río Natura Monbús Obradoiro.[3]

National team career[edit]

Bendžius represented Lithuania at the 2009 FIBA Under-19 World Championship. In the game against Kazakhstan, Bendžius scored 21 points.[4] He later participated at the 2013 Summer Universiade in Kazan, Russia, as part of the Lithuania students' basketball team.[5]

Bendžius represented primary Lithuania men's national basketball team during the EuroBasket 2017 for the first time and averaged 2.5 points, 2.5 rebounds and 0.5 assists.[6]