Tomas Delininkaitis

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Tomas Delininkaitis
Tomas Delininkaitis by Augustas Didzgalvis.jpg
Tomas Delininkaitis with Lithuania men's national team
No. 9 – Vytautas Prienai–Birštonas
Position Point guard / Shooting guard
League Lithuanian Basketball League
FIBA Europe Cup
Personal information
Born (1982-06-11) June 11, 1982 (age 34)
Klaipėda, Lithuanian SSR, Soviet Union
Nationality Lithuanian
Listed height 6 ft 2.75 in (1.90 m)
Listed weight 180 lb (82 kg)
Career information
Playing career 2001–present
Career history
2001–2002 Neptūnas Klaipėda
2002–2007 Lietuvos rytas Vilnius
2007–2009 Azovmash Mariupol
2009 Budivelnyk Kyiv
2009–2010 CB Murcia
2010 PAOK
2010–2012 Žalgiris Kaunas
2012–2013 Cherkaski Mavpy
2013 VEF Rīga
2013–2014 Torku Selçuk Üniversitesi
2014–2015 AEK Athens
2016 Rethymno Cretan Kings
2016–present Vytautas Prienai–Birštonas
Career highlights and awards
  • EuroCup Champion (2005)
  • BBL champion (2005, 2007, 2011, 2012)
  • LKL champion (2006, 2011, 2012)
  • LKL All-Star (2011)

Tomas Delininkaitis (born June 11, 1982) is a Lithuanian professional basketball player who currently plays for Vytautas Prienai–Birštonas 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 ¾ in) and weighs 82 kg.

Professional career[edit]

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.[1]

After winning a bronze medal with the senior Lithuanian national basketball team, in the 2010 FIBA World Championship, he was signed by Žalgiris Kaunas,[2] and became a key player for the team.

On November 5, 2014, he signed with AEK Athens of the Greek Basket League.[3] In 25 regular season games, he averaged 9.76 points, 1.4 rebounds, and 1.5 assists per game[4]

On January 12, 2016, he signed with Rethymno of the Greek Basket League, for the rest of the season.[5]

On August 12, 2016, he signed with Vytautas Prienai-Birštonas.

Lithuanian national team[edit]

At the 2010 FIBA World Championship, Delininkaitis played for the senior Lithuanian national basketball team, which won the tournament's bronze medal.

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
2005–06 Lietuvos Rytas 19 2 14.2 .400 .264 .714 1.1 1.0 .5 .0 5.2 2.4
2010–11 Žalgiris 16 5 19.3 .344 .388 .851 1.9 2.0 .5 .0 8.8 8.1
2011–12 Žalgiris 16 4 10.5 .464 .467 .682 .8 .9 .4 .0 5.2 3.3

Awards and achievements[edit]

Pro clubs[edit]

Lithuanian national team[edit]

References[edit]

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