Gunta Baško

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Gunta Baško-Melnbārde
Basket Landes
Position Small forward
Personal information
Born (1980-04-27) April 27, 1980 (age 37)
Riga, Latvian SSR, Soviet Union
Nationality Latvian
Listed height 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)
Listed weight 163 lb (74 kg)
Career information
College Siena (1999–2003)
WNBA draft 2003 / Undrafted

Gunta Baško-Melnbārde (born Gunta Baško April 27, 1980 in Riga, Soviet Union[1]) is a Latvian women's basketball player currently playing for Basket Landes and Latvia women's national basketball team. She was born in Riga.

Baško first played in a professional team in 1995.[1] After three years with the local RTU/Klondaika Rīga team Baško moved to Siena Saints of NCAA.[1] In 2003, she moved to Israel, then spent four years in France and is currently a member of Wisła Can Pack Kraków team.[1]

At age 19, she already represented Latvia at EuroBasket Women 1999. She was one of the youngest players in the tournament.[1] Baško also contributed to the successes of the team in EuroBaskets 2005 and 2007.[1]


Private life[edit]

In August 2011 Gunta Baško married ex-basketball player Kristaps Melnbārdis, and changed surname form Baško to Baško-Melnbārde.


  1. ^ a b c d e f "FIBA Europe profile". Archived from the original on June 15, 2011. Retrieved 2008-10-30. 

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