Kristupas Žemaitis

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Kristupas Žemaitis
Nevėžis Kėdainiai
PositionPoint guard
LeagueLithuanian Basketball League
Personal information
Born (1996-06-24) June 24, 1996 (age 23)
Kaunas, Lithuania
NationalityLithuanian
Listed height1.92 m (6 ft 4 in)
Listed weight85 kg (187 lb)
Career information
Playing career2014–present
Career history
2014–2017Žalgiris-2 Kaunas
2017Vytautas Prienai–Birštonas
2017–2019BC Šiauliai
2019-presentNevėžis Kėdainiai

Kristupas Žemaitis (born 24 June 1996) is a Lithuanian basketball player for Nevėžis Kėdainiai of the Lithuanian Basketball League.[1]

Professional career[edit]

Žemaitis started his professional career when he signed with BC Žalgiris-2 in summer 2014. He spend 3 seasons with club. In 2015-16 season Žemaitis won silver medals with club, averaging 9 points and 3,4 assists per game.

In April 2017, Vytautas Prienai–Birštonas registered him for rest of the season, because, half of the team was injured, and by the LKL rules they can't sign any player who's older than 21 years old.[2] He debuted against Kėdainiai Nėvėžis, scoring 6 points and making 1 assists.

On November 23, 2019, he has signed with Nevėžis Kėdainiai of the Lithuanian Basketball League. [3]

National team career[edit]

Žemaitis debuted for the Lithuania men's u-18 basketball team in the 2014 FIBA Europe Under-18 Championship in Turkey. Later that summer he won gold at 2014 Summer Youth Olympics, Basketball 3x3 Boys tournament hitting buzzer beater, in final game against France.[4]

He won silver medals with the Lithuania men's national u-20 basketball team in 2016 FIBA Europe Under-20 Championship. After solid performance at tournament, he was selected to the All-Tournament Team.[5]

Žemaitis won gold medal with the Lithuanian team during the 2017 Summer Universiade after defeating the United States' team 74–85 in the final.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://basketball.eurobasket.com/player/Kristupas-Zemaitis/Lithuania/Zalgiris-II-Kaunas/273240
  2. ^ https://www.basketnews.lt/news-108920-vytauto-gretas-papildys-kristupas-zemaitis.html
  3. ^ "Prie komandos prisijungė Kristupas Žemaitis" (in Lithuanian). kknevezis.lt. November 23, 2019. Retrieved December 9, 2019.
  4. ^ https://www.basketnews.lt/news-75958-zemaicio-tolimas-suvis-lietuviams-padovanojo-olimpinius-aukso-medalius-video.html
  5. ^ "Lietuvos dvidešimtmečiams – sidabro medaliai | 24sek.lt". 15min.lt. 2016-07-24. Retrieved 2017-04-19.
  6. ^ "Results - Men Gold Medal Game 2017". fisu.net. Retrieved 12 October 2019.