|No. 22 – Rytas Vilnius|
|League||Lithuanian Basketball League|
|Born||April 23, 1990|
|Listed height||2.03 m (6 ft 8 in)|
|Listed weight||190 lb (86 kg)|
|2010–2014||Lietuvos rytas Vilnius|
|2011–2012||→ Pieno žvaigždės Pasvalys|
|Career highlights and awards|
Eimantas Bendžius (born 23 April 1990) is a Lithuanian professional basketball player who currently plays for Rytas Vilnius of the Lithuanian Basketball League. His primary position is small forward, but also he can play power forward, if necessary.
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.
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. Because of this win, Lietuvos rytas secured a second place in the regular season and avoided meeting Žalgiris before the finals.
National team career
Bendžius represented Lithuania at the 2009 FIBA Under-19 World Championship. In the game against Kazakhstan, Bendžius scored 21 points. He later participated at the 2013 Summer Universiade in Kazan, Russia, as part of the Lithuania students' basketball team.
- "Rio Natura Monbus Obradoiro hace su primer fichaje: Eimantas Bendzius" (in Spanish). ACB.com. 3 June 2015.
- "Eimantas BENDZIUS at the FIBA EuroBasket 2017 - FIBA.basketball". FIBA.com. Retrieved 14 September 2017.
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