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LSU-Atletas Kaunas
LSU-Atletas Kaunas logo
Leagues Regional Basketball League
Founded 1962
History Atletas
Topo Centras–Atletas
BC Kaunas
BC Baltai
(2013–2014, 2015–present)
Arena LSU Sports hall
Location Kaunas, Lithuania
Team colors Yellow and Light green
Head coach Edas Nickus
Championships 5 Lithuanian SSR Championships

LSU-Atletas (Lithuanian: Lietuvos sporto universitetas + Atletas) is a professional basketball club that is based in Kaunas, Lithuania, the club is affiliated with the Lithuanian Sports University. Currently the team plays in the Regional Basketball League, in the past Atletas participated in the LKL and the Baltic League, before dissolving in 2007 and becoming BC Aisčiai-Atletas. In 2009, the team merged with BC Kaunas Triobet and played with the names of Kaunas, Baltai and LSU-Baltai. In 2013 club was renamed again to LSU-Atletas, which was merged with the NKL champions of the same name. Atletas are multiple time LKL finalists, and were once considered to be one of the strongest teams in Lithuania.

The NBA center Žydrūnas Ilgauskas represented Atletas at the very beginning of his career. Lithuanian basketball star Saulius Štombergas was also a key player of the team back then. Donatas Motiejūnas also played for Atletas (at the time called Aisčiai) during the beginning of his career.

Former logos[edit]

Latest seasons[edit]

Season League Pos. Significant Events Baltic League Pos. LKF Cup
2008–09 LKL 6 Quarterfinalist Challenge Cup 3 Round of 16
2009–10 LKL 13 Challenge Cup 13 First round
2010–11 LKL 10 Challenge Cup 2 First round
2011–12 LKL 8 Elite Division 13
2012–13 LKL 11 Elite Division R1 Fourth round
2013–14 LKL 12 Relegated Fourth round


Domestic competitions[edit]

Winners (5): 1968, 1982, 1983, 1989, 1990

Remarkable former players[edit]

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