Jonas Mačiulis

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Jonas Mačiulis
Jonas Maciulis by Augustas Didzgalvis.jpg
Mačiulis with Lithuania in 2013
No. 8 – Real Madrid
Position Small forward
League Liga ACB
EuroLeague
Personal information
Born (1985-02-10) 10 February 1985 (age 32)
Kaunas, Lithuanian SSR, Soviet Union
Nationality Lithuanian
Listed height 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m)
Listed weight 235 lb (107 kg)
Career information
NBA draft 2007 / Undrafted
Playing career 2002–present
Career history
2004–2005 Nevėžis Kėdainiai
2005–2009 Žalgiris Kaunas
2009–2011 Olimpia Milano
2012 Baltai Kaunas
2012 Montepaschi Siena
2012–2014 Panathinaikos Athens
2014–present Real Madrid
Career highlights and awards

Jonas Mačiulis (born 10 February 1985) is a Lithuanian professional basketball player who plays for Real Madrid of the Liga ACB. Standing at 2.01 m (6 ft 7 in), he plays at the small forward position. As a member of the Lithuanian national team, he earned an All-EuroBasket Team selection in 2015, as Lithunania won the silver medal.

Early years[edit]

Mačiulis spent two years competing in the LKAL, the Lithuanian League 2nd Division. He won the 2003 2nd Division title with LKKA-Žalgiris of Kaunas.

Professional career[edit]

Mačiulis made his pro debut in 2004, with the Lithuanian League team Nevėžis. He averaged 13.6 points and 5.8 rebounds per game in his only season with the team. Mačiulis was signed by the Lithuanian team Žalgiris in 2005. He helped Žalgiris win a Baltic League title in 2008, two Lithuanian League titles in 2007 and 2008, and two Lithuanian Cups in 2007 and 2008.

Mačiulis made a leap in production in each of the early years of his career. He had a breakout season in 2006–07, averaging 12.7 points and 5.0 rebounds per game in the EuroLeague.[1] Mačiulis averaged a career-high 14.0 points and 5.0 rebounds per game in the 2008–09 season in the Euroleague.[2]

He scored a career-high 29 points against SLUC Nancy on 8 January 2009.[3] In an 8 April 2009 game against the Lietuvos Rytas, Mačiulis set a Lithuanian League record for three-point field goals made in a game, making 8 in a row.

On 1 July 2009, Mačiulis signed with the Italian League team Olimpia Milano. The deal was worth €1.2 million euros net income over two years.[4] Due to a knee injury, which prevented him from playing basketball for 9 months, Olimpia Milano did not offer him a new contract, despite his good performance before he suffered the injury.

On 8 February 2012, he signed with the Lithuanian team Baltai, until he could get a better contract with another team.[5] The deal with Baltai was worth zero LTL (he played there for free).[6] In his first game back after his injury, against Kalev/Cramo, he scored 16 points, grabbed 2 rebounds, and led Baltai to a victory.[7]

On 24 April 2012, he signed with the Italian team Montepaschi Siena for the rest of the season.[8]

On 24 July 2012, he signed a one-year deal with the Greek League team Panathinaikos.[9] On 22 July 2013, he extended his contract for two more years.[10] On 12 June 2014 he was waived.[11]

On 26 July 2014, he signed a two-year deal with Real Madrid.[12] In the 2014–15 season, Real Madrid won the EuroLeague, after defeating Olympiacos, by a score of 78–59, in the EuroLeague Final game.[13] Real Madrid eventually finished the season winning the Spanish League championship, after a 3–0 series sweep in the Spanish League finals series against Barcelona. With that trophy, Real Madrid won the triple crown.[14] He was also voted Lithuanian Player of the Year, for the first time in his career, in 2015, along with Gintarė Petronytė.[15][16] On 21 May 2016 he signed a new "2+1" contract with the Real Madrid.[17]

National team career[edit]

Mačiulis during the EuroBasket 2007 bronze medalists meeting ceremony in Vilnius. It was his first tournament with the national team.
Mačiulis (right) with Lithuania men's national basketball team during the 2010 FIBA World Championship in Turkey.
Mačiulis attempting a steal from Nenê during the 2016 Summer Olympic Games in Brazil.

Mačiulis was a member of numerous Lithuanian junior national teams. He played at the 2001 FIBA Europe Under-16 Championship. He won a silver medal at the 2003 FIBA Under-19 World Championship, a bronze medal at the 2004 FIBA Europe Under-20 Championship, a silver medal at the 2005 FIBA Europe Under-20 Championship, and a gold medal at the 2005 FIBA Under-21 World Championship.[18]

As a member of the senior men's Lithuanian national basketball team, Mačiulis played at the EuroBasket 2007, where the Lithuanians claimed bronze medals. In the 2008 Summer Olympics, he took 4th place. In the 2010 FIBA World Championship, he won a bronze medal. In the EuroBasket 2013, Lithuania was runner-up, and Mačiulis played one of the best games of his career with national team, in the semi-finals against Croatia.[19]

He was also a member of Lithuania's team at the EuroBasket 2009 and the 2012 Summer Olympics.[20] He also played at the 2015 EuroBasket. On 13 September 2015, in the eighth-finals game against Georgia, Mačiulis lead his team to an 85–81 win, posting tremendous numbers: 34 points, 6 rebounds, 3 assists, 4 steals, and 2 blocks.[21] The Lithuanian team later won its second consecutive EuroBasket silver medal, and Mačiulis was included into the All-Tournament Team, after averaging 13.8 points, 6.3 rebounds, and 1.9 steals per game. His teammate, Jonas Valančiūnas, also made the All-Tournament Team.[22]

Career statistics[edit]

Legend
  GP Games played   GS  Games started  MPG  Minutes per game
 FG%  Field-goal percentage  3P%  3-point field-goal percentage  FT%  Free-throw percentage
 RPG  Rebounds per game  APG  Assists per game  SPG  Steals per game
 BPG  Blocks per game  PPG  Points per game  PIR  Performance Index Rating
 Bold  Career high

Note: The EuroLeague is not the only competition in which the player participated for the team during the season. He also played in domestic competition, and regional competition if applicable.

Denotes seasons in which Mačiulis won the EuroLeague

EuroLeague[edit]

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG PIR
2005–06 Žalgiris 20 3 15.7 .372 .314 .750 2.5 .4 1.0 .0 5.4 3.4
2006–07 14 14 29.9 .431 .241 .653 5.0 1.6 2.4 .4 12.7 12.9
2007–08 20 18 15.7 .469 .377 .689 3.5 .7 1.5 .1 11.9 8.8
2008–09 10 10 30.4 .421 .411 .600 5.0 2.0 1.3 .3 14.0 12.6
2009–10 Milano 10 9 24.0 .398 .314 .724 3.8 1.7 1.3 .0 10.2 7.9
2010–11 6 5 23.2 .472 .583 .615 3.7 1.5 1.5 .3 10.8 11.5
2012–13 Panathinaikos 29 29 24.4 .472 .402 .714 4.1 1.1 .8 .2 10.1 9.3
2013–14 27 25 23.9 .412 .333 .745 4.2 1.7 1.7 .0 8.1 9.6
2014–15 Real Madrid 27 7 14.0 .370 .333 .724 2.4 1.0 .6 .1 3.9 4.3
2015–16 25 19 17.5 .469 .262 .828 1.8 .9 .6 .0 4.7 3.7
2016–17 29 27 16.4 .558 .500 .720 2.3 .8 .7 .1 6.1 7.0
Career
188 139 22.6 .494 .346 .707 3.4 1.1 1.2 .1 8.3 8.2

Domestic leagues[edit]

Season Team League GP MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2004–05 BC Nevėžis LKL 25 26.8 .580 .290 .700 5.8 1.0 1.5 .2 13.6
Baltic League 14 29.8 .578 .172 .718 8.1 1.9 2.2 .6 13.5
2005–06 BC Žalgiris LKL 22 19.3 .566 .314 .710 4.2 1.1 1.5 .4 9.5
Baltic League 34 20.1 .574 .333 .742 4.7 1.3 1.4 .3 10.2
2006–07 LKL 21 21.2 .412 .333 .649 3.5 1.4 1.2 .4 8.5
Baltic League 22 25.0 .656 .346 .532 3.8 1.6 1.4 .4 10.9
2007–08 LKL 25 20.9 .633 .373 .770 2.6 1.2 1.2 .1 11.4
Baltic League 16 21.6 .556 .362 .813 4.3 1.9 1.4 .1 11.9
2008–09 LKL 29 27.5 .556 .403 .845 4.3 2.3 1.5 .3 14.5
Baltic League 19 28.1 .495 .277 .698 5.0 1.6 1.5 .2 12.5
2009–10 Armani Jeans Milano Lega A 42 22.6 .566 .417 .810 3.4 .9 1.4 .2 9.0
2010–11 25 25.2 .475 .342 .709 4.4 1.8 1.9 .1 9.4
2011–12 BC Baltai LKL 7 33.8 .468 .394 .743 6.9 2.4 2.0 .0 19.6
Baltic League 7 25.3 .467 .308 .737 3.9 1.4 .7 .1 11.4
Montepaschi Siena Lega A 4 12.8 .600 .400 1.000 1.5 1.8 1.3 .0 7.3
2012–13 Panathinaikos B.C. Greek A1 29 23.9 .564 .402 .714 4.1 1.1 .8 .2 10.1
2013–14 31 18.2 .593 .256 .750 2.9 1.7 .7 .3 7.0
2014–15 Real Madrid Liga ACB 41 15.9 .472 .452 .750 2.3 .9 .8 .1 5.6

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Jonas Maciulis Career Highlights". Nba.com. February 10, 1985. 
  2. ^ "Jonas Mačiulis: Statistika". Zalgiris.lt. 
  3. ^ "Season: 2008–2009 (Euroleague)". Eurobasket.com. 
  4. ^ "Armani Jeans sign Maciulis, extend Katelynas". Eurobasket.com. 
  5. ^ "Jonas Mačiulis signs with Baltai". Basketnews.lt. 
  6. ^ Asta Žukaitė. "Jonas Mačiulis will play for free in Baltai". 15min.lt. 
  7. ^ "Jonas Mačiulis powerfully returned to basketball after the injury and led Baltai to victory". 15min.lt. April 17, 2012. 
  8. ^ "Mens Sana Siena officially signs Jonas Maciulis". Sportando.com. 24 April 2014. Retrieved 26 July 2014. 
  9. ^ "Panathinaikos adds Lithuanian Olympian Maciulis". Euroleague.net. 24 July 2012. Retrieved 26 July 2014. 
  10. ^ "Maciulis stays on for the Greens". paobc.gr. 22 July 2013. Retrieved 26 July 2014. 
  11. ^ "Panathinaikos BC Announcement". paobc.gr. 12 June 2014. Retrieved 26 July 2014. 
  12. ^ "Real Madrid lands forward Maciulis". Euroleague.net. Retrieved 26 July 2014. 
  13. ^ "Real Madrid is Euroleague champion for record ninth time!". euroleague.net. 17 May 2015. Retrieved 18 July 2015. 
  14. ^ "Real Madrid make it 4 out of 4". marca.com (in Spanish). 24 June 2015. Retrieved 24 June 2015. 
  15. ^ "Geriausi 2015-ųjų Lietuvos krepšininkai – J. Mačiulis ir G. Petronytė". Krepšinis.lt. Retrieved 21 December 2015. 
  16. ^ Butkauskas, Laurynas. "Metų herojus J. Mačiulis: geriau galėjo būti tik vienas dalykas". Krepšinis.lt. Retrieved 21 December 2015. 
  17. ^ Rimkus, Kęstutis. "Ispanijos sostinė ir "Real" yra Jono Mačiulio NBA". lrytas.lt. Retrieved 21 May 2016. 
  18. ^ Archive.FIBA.com Jonas MACIULIS YOUTH LEVEL.
  19. ^ EroBasket 2013: Lithuania book spot in final
  20. ^ Archive.FIBA.com Jonas MACIULIS SENIOR LEVEL.
  21. ^ "MAGICAL MACIULIS CONJURES UP DRAMATIC WIN". eurobasket2015.org. Retrieved 14 September 2015. 
  22. ^ "Gasol Headlines All-Star Five Presented By Tissot". EuroBasket2015.org. Retrieved 21 September 2015. 

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