Saulius Štombergas

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Saulius Štombergas
Saulius Stombergas by Augustas Didzgalvis.jpg
Personal information
Born (1973-12-14) December 14, 1973 (age 43)
Klaipėda, Lithuanian SSR, Soviet Union
Nationality Lithuanian
Listed height 6 ft 8.5 in (2.04 m)
Listed weight 217 lb (98 kg)
Career information
Playing career 1992–2010
Position Small forward
Number 7
Career history
As player:
1992–1993 Žalgiris Kaunas
1993–1997 Atletas Kaunas
1997–1999 Žalgiris Kaunas
1999–2000 Kinder Bologna
2000–2001 TAU Cerámica Vitoria
2001–2002 Efes Pilsen Istanbul
2002–2003 Žalgiris Kaunas
2003–2004 Unics Kazan
2004–2005 Ülker Istanbul
2005–2007 Unics Kazan
2007–2008 Naglis-Adakris Palanga
2009–2010 Unics Kazan
As coach:
2011 Žalgiris-Arvydas Sabonis school Kaunas
2011–2013 Žalgiris Kaunas (assistant)
2013–2014 Žalgiris Kaunas
Career highlights and awards

As player:

Saulius Štombergas (born December 14, 1973) is a retired Lithuanian professional basketball player and basketball coach. He is currently a free agent. Štombergas is considered to be one of the greatest Lithuanian basketball players of all time, and he was also considered to be a great team leader, as he managed to play very well under pressure, and at the end of games. He was also known for his 3-point shooting ability.

Professional career[edit]

Štombergas' club teams during his playing career, were, in the order in which he played for them: Atletas Kaunas, Vostok Shanghai (China), Žalgiris Kaunas, Kinder Bologna, TAU Cerámica Vitoria, Efes Pilsen Istanbul, Unics Kazan, Ülker Istanbul. He holds the record in EuroLeague for most 3-point field goals made in a game without a miss.

National team career[edit]

Štombergas played for the senior men's Lithuanian national basketball team, from 1995 to 2004.

During the 11 years that he played as a Lithuanian international national team player, he played in 97 official games, and scored 1,036 points, for his home country. He won two bronze medals at the Summer Olympic Games, in 1996 and 2000. He also won a silver medal at the EuroBasket 1995, and as a captain of the senior national team, he became the champion of the same competition in 2003.[1]

Career player statistics[edit]

  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.


2000–01 TAU Cerámica 22 20 27.2 .529 .512 .827 2.4 .7 .9 .2 12.0 10.5
2001–02 Efes Pilsen 20 19 27.4 .500 .487 .770 3.0 1.2 1.6 .1 11.6 10.1
2002–03 Žalgiris 14 13 30.0 .512 .415 .886 4.1 1.3 .6 .1 13.6 12.1
2004–05 Ülker 22 22 29.5 .526 .299 .838 3.5 1.0 1.3 .1 10.3 7.9

Awards and honors[edit]

As a player[edit]


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