Mindaugas Katelynas

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Mindaugas Katelynas
Personal information
Born (1983-05-16) May 16, 1983 (age 34)
Alytus, Republic of Lithuania
Nationality Lithuanian
Listed height 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m)
Listed weight 225 lb (102 kg)
Career information
College
NBA draft 2005 / Undrafted
Playing career 2005–2014
Position Power forward
Career history
2005–2006 NGC Cantu
2006–2007 Monferrato Casale
2007–2009 AJ Milano
2009–2010 Meridiano Alicante
2010–2011 Cajasol Sevilla
2011–2013 Lietuvos Rytas
2013 Trabzonspor
2014 Brose Baskets
Career highlights and awards

Mindaugas Katelynas (born 16 May 1983) is a Lithuanian professional basketball player.

Playing career[edit]

Born in Alytus, Lithuanian SSR, Soviet Union, Katelynas grew up with Alytus youth basketball team. In 2001, he accepted a scholarship at the United States's College of Eastern Utah, which participated in NJCAA tournaments. Two years later, he moved to Tennessee-Chattanooga of NCAA's Division I. While at Chattanooga, Katelynas won the NCAA dunk contest in 2005. After two impressive seasons, Katelynas participated in the 2005 NBA Draft camp, but did not go on to the actual draft. He tried his luck again in the NBA by participating in Phoenix Suns summer camp, but he did not receive much acclaim. After such setbacks, Katelynas left for Europe.

He arrived to NGC Cantu for the 2005–06 season. However, he suffered an arm injury during practice and was waived shortly afterwards.[2] He signed a one-year contract with LegADue's A. S. Monferrato Casale. Katelynas averaged his personal best – 12.7 ppg, 8.2 rpg, 1.4 spg while shooting 56% from the field.[3] During the summer of 2007, he participated in Golden State Warriors summer camp.[4] He signed a one-year contract with Armani Jeans Milano in 2007, and extended it to two years in 2008. He was lent to Meridiano Alicante for the 2009–10 season.[5] In August 2010, he signed a two-year contract with Cajasol Sevilla.[6] In August 2011 he moved back to his homeland, signing a three-year deal with BC Lietuvos Rytas.[7] He left the team in August 2013 and signed with the Turkish team Trabzonspor. He terminated the contract with the team in November.[8]

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.

Euroleague[edit]

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG PIR
2007–08 AJ Milano 11 2 10.2 .520 .333 .500 2.8 .5 .5 .0 3.7 4.0
2008–09 AJ Milano 16 0 14.4 .513 .286 .619 3.4 .8 .4 .2 4.1 4.6
2012–13 Lietuvos Rytas 10 10 22.2 .395 .350 .750 4.4 .6 .5 .4 7.0 6.2

National team[edit]

Katelynas was a candidate for the Lithuania national basketball team for Eurobasket 2009, but did not make the final roster. He was a candidate for 2010 FIBA World Championship, but was forced to leave the training camp after suffering a tarsal injury.[9]

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