Marius Grigonis

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Marius Grigonis
Marius Grigonis (2016 Summer Olympics).jpg
No. 13 – ALBA Berlin
Position Small forward
League BBL
EuroCup
Personal information
Born (1994-04-26) 26 April 1994 (age 23)
Kaunas, Lithuania
Nationality Lithuanian
Listed height 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m)
Listed weight 195 lb (88 kg)
Career information
NBA draft 2016 / Undrafted
Playing career 2013–present
Career history
2013–2014 Žalgiris Kaunas
2013–2014 Peñas Huesca
2014–2016 Manresa
2016–2017 Iberostar Tenerife
2017–present Alba Berlin
Career highlights and awards

Marius Grigonis (born 26 April 1994) is a Lithuanian professional basketball player for Alba Berlin of the Basketball Bundesliga. He can play both guard positions, as well as the small forward position.

Playing career[edit]

Before starting his professional career, Grigonis played in the NKL with the Žalgiris-Arvydas Sabonis school for four seasons. He was an important contributor to the team during his debut season, and established himself as a leader by his third season. He won bronze medals during his last two seasons with the Sabonis school team.

On 15 May 2013, Grigonis was brought into the main Žalgiris roster for a game against BC Nizhny Novgorod in the VTB United League. According to the new Žalgiris director P. Motiejūnas, Grigonis will see more playing time next season.[1]

For the 2013–14 season, Grigonis was loaned to the Spanish second division team Peñas Huesca. Finished the regular season, he was elected in the All-LEB Oro team.[2]

After spending two seasons with Bàsquet Manresa he signed a "2+1" deal with Iberostar Tenerife on 28 July 2016.[3] He was named the Final Four MVP of the Basketball Champions League 2016–17 season. On 13 July 2017, he parted ways with Tenerife.[4] The same day, he signed a three-year deal with German club Alba Berlin.[5]

National team career[edit]

Grigonis represented Lithuania in the U–16, U–18, U–19 and U–20 youth tournaments. He led his team to two silver medals and a bronze medal while participating in four tournaments. During the 2012 FIBA Europe Under-18 Championship semifinal game, he scored the winning shot against Serbia. As a result of his contributions to the team's success, he was chosen to be included in the All–Tournament Team.[6] In 2014, coach Jonas Kazlauskas included Grigonis in the preliminary 24–player candidate list for the senior national basketball team.[7] Though, he was invited to the national team training camp for the first time only in 2016 and immediately qualified into the Olympic roster.[8][9]

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