Tomas Delininkaitis with Lithuania men's national team
|No. 9 – Neptūnas Klaipėda|
|Position||Shooting guard / Point guard|
|League||Lithuanian Basketball League|
|Born||June 11, 1982|
Klaipėda, Lithuanian SSR, Soviet Union
|Listed height||6 ft 2.75 in (1.90 m)|
|Listed weight||180 lb (82 kg)|
|2002–2007||Lietuvos rytas Vilnius|
|2013–2014||Torku Selçuk Üniversitesi|
|2016||Rethymno Cretan Kings|
|Career highlights and awards|
Tomas Delininkaitis (born June 11, 1982) is a Lithuanian professional basketball player for Neptūnas Klaipėda of the Lithuanian Basketball League. He was a member of the Lithuanian national basketball team at the 2010 FIBA World Championship . He is 1.90 m (6 ft 2 3⁄4 in) and weighs 82 kg.
Delininkaitis established his career in Lietuvos Rytas. Alongside Robertas Javtokas and Simas Jasaitis, he led Rytas to an ULEB Cup (now called EuroCup) trophy in 2005, although Rytas lost the LKL and BBL titles to their Lithuanian rivals Žalgiris that season.
In the next season, Rytas played in the EuroLeague, where Delininkaitis began to fade away from his leadership role in the team, and he was left only as a reserve player. Still, Rytas had their best season that year, winning their easiest LKL Finals series (4–0) against Žalgiris. In his last season with Rytas, Delininkaits was the team's sixth man, and he helped Rytas reach their 2nd ULEB Cup (EuroCup) final, which they lost to Real Madrid 75–87. In 2007, he signed with Azovmash Mariupol. In 2009, he joined Budivelnyk Kyiv. After playing a fraction of the 2008–2009 season, he moved to CB Murcia to start his 2009–2010 season. After the relegation and the financial problems of Murcia, his contract was terminated, and he joined PAOK, in April 2010. He appeared in 6 games (4 games of the regular season and 2 play-off games) for the Greek side, and he averaged 10.33 points, 2 rebounds, and 2.1 assists per game.
On August 12, 2016, he signed with Vytautas Prienai-Birštonas. In April, he helped BC Vytautas win the BBL championship, becoming the MVP in the process. Later he was named to the LKL All-Tournament Team on June 13, 2017.
On July 20, 2017, he signed with Neptūnas Klaipėda.
National team career
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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.
Awards and achievements
- 3× Lithuanian League Champion: 2006, 2011, 2012
- 4× BBL Champion: 2006, 2007, 2011, 2012
- EuroCup Champion: 2005
- Eurocup Runner-up: 2007
- BBL Runner-up: 2005
- 3× LKL Runner-up: 2004, 2005, 2007
- Ukrainian League Champion: 2008
Lithuanian national team
- ZALGIRIS, Delininkaitis sign multi-year deal
- Carl English and Tomas Delininkaitis join AEK Athens.
- "Paskelbtas simbolinis geriausių LKL žaidėjų penketas". BasketNews.lt (in Lithuanian). Retrieved 13 June 2017.
- TOMAS DELININKAITIS DVEJUS METUS VILKĖS „NEPTŪNO“ MARŠKINĖLIUS (in Lithuanian)
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