Giedrius Gustas

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Giedrius Gustas
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Personal information
Born (1980-03-04) 4 March 1980 (age 40)
Kaunas, Lithuania
NationalityLithuanian
Listed height1.90 m (6 ft 3 in)
Listed weight84 kg (185 lb)
Career information
Playing career1998–2016
PositionPoint guard / Shooting guard
Career history
As player:
1998–2004Žalgiris Kaunas
2004–2005Lokomotiv Rostov
2005–2006Barons LMT
2006–2007Dynamo Moscow Region
2007–2009Barons LMT
2009–2010Kavala Panorama GS
2010–2011Trefl Sopot
2011–2012Turów Zgorzelec
2012–2013Neptūnas Klaipėda
2013–2014Rakvere Tarvas
2014–2016Dzūkija Alytus
As coach:
2016Dzūkija Alytus (assistant)
Career highlights and awards
As player:

Giedrius Gustas (born 4 March 1980) is a Lithuanian basketball player—a champion of Europe, a champion of Euroleague, a member of Lithuania men's national basketball team, and a former player of Žalgiris Kaunas. He mainly played at the point guard position. He is 1.90 m (6 ft 2 ¾ in) tall and he weighs 86 kg (190 pounds).

Biography[edit]

He was graduated from A. Sabonis basketball school. The first basketball practices he started to attend when he was eight—first coach - Ramūnas Šalūga. The boys' generation of the 1980 age was the first generation who graduated from A. Sabonis basketball school.

In 1996 he played in the U16 Lithuanian national basketball team.

In 1998 he played in the U18 Lithuanian national basketball team with R. Javtokas, A. Macijauskas, D. Zavackas, G. Kadžiulis, T. Nagys.

In 1998 after the call of J. Kazlauskas, he joyned the team Žalgiris Kaunas.

Professional career[edit]

In 1999 with team Žalgiris Kaunas he became a champion of Euroleague, NEBL, and Lithuanian Basketball League.

In 2008, while playing with the Latvian Basketball League club Barons LMT, he won the FIBA EuroCup championship, and he was named the league's Final Four MVP.[1] In 2009, he joined the Greek Basket League club EKK Kavala.[2]

Lithuanian national team[edit]

He has been a member of the Lithuania men's national basketball team. He has played at the 2006 FIBA World Championship. He has also played at the 2003 European Championship, where he won a gold medal, the 2005 European Championship, and at the 2007 European Championship, where he won a bronze medal.

2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, a member of Lithuania men's national basketball team: appearances in 66 games, scored 287 points.

Career[edit]

On 31 August 2016, Gustas announced his retirement as player and became the assistant coach of Dzūkija Alytus.[3]

2016 - 2017, he was appointed as a Sports Director and the Head of the team Dzūkija Alytus.[4]

Since 2018 he is a member of the Lithuania Basketball Federation and the Director of Lithuanian women's basketball league.[5]

Career awards and achievements[edit]

As player

References[edit]

  1. ^ Gustas takes Home MVP.
  2. ^ "Gustas to EKK Kavala (Lithuanian)". Archived from the original on 2009-01-16. Retrieved 2009-01-09.
  3. ^ "G.Gustas deda tašką krepšininko karjeroje – tapo treneriu". krepsinis.net. 31 August 2016. Retrieved 31 August 2016.
  4. ^ "Europos čempionas krepšinio kamuolį paima retai ir nesigaili". Kauno diena (in Lithuanian). Retrieved 2020-07-02.
  5. ^ "Personalas, kontaktai". Lietuvos krepšinio federacija (in Lithuanian). Retrieved 2020-07-02.

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