Valdas Vasylius

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Valdas Vasylius
No. 42 – Juventus Utena
Position Forward
League Lithuanian League
Baltic League
Personal information
Born (1983-09-03) September 3, 1983 (age 33)
Klaipeda, Lithuanian SSR, Soviet Union
Nationality Lithuanian
Listed height 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m)
Listed weight 210 lb (95 kg)
Career information
High school Norfolk Collegiate School
(Norfolk, Virginia)
College Old Dominion (2003–2007)
NBA draft 2007 / Undrafted
Playing career 2007–present
Career history
2007 Anwil Włocławek
2007 Rethymno Aegean
2008 Nevėžis Kėdainiai
2008–2009 Neptūnas Klaipėda
2009–2010 Krasnye Krylia Samara
2010–2011 Neptūnas Klaipėda
2011–2012 Šiauliai
2012 Dnipro
2013–2015 Neptūnas Klaipėda
2015– 2016 Lietkabelis Panevėžys
2016–Present BC Juventus
Career highlights and awards

Valdas Vasylius (born September 3, 1983) is a Lithuanian basketball player who plays for Lietkabelis Panevėžys of the Lithuanian League. He played collegiately at Old Dominion University. He also represented the Lithuanian national basketball team at the 2007 Summer Universiade.[1]

Growing up in Lithuania, Vasylius learned to speak Lithuanian, Russian and German before learning English.[1]

College career[edit]

Vasylius began as the sixth man on the ODU squad, but was the star player by his senior year, being named to the All-CAA First team. He also led his team to the NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Championship his sophomore and senior years.

Professional career[edit]

After graduating with a degree in international business, Vasylius returned to Europe to play with Polish team Anwil Włocławek,[2][3] signing a one-year deal with the club.[4] He left Polish team due to lack of playing time and joined Rethymno BC in Greece and later BC Nevėžis in Lithuania. In summer he signed with his hometown team BC Neptūnas. While a talented offensive player, his lack of athleticism hurt his chances of catching on with an NBA team. He also played for BC Siauliai during the 2011–2012 season.[5]

Euroleague career 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.

2014–15 Neptūnas 10 1 14.8 .464 .261 .556 2.6 .8 .2 .1 6.8 5.9
Career 10 1 14.8 .464 .261 .556 2.6 .8 .2 .1 6.8 5.9


  1. ^ a b Radford, Rich (2007-01-13), ODU's Lithuanian forward is playing like a winner, Virginian-Pilot, retrieved 2007-11-13 
  2. ^ Team Focus: Anwil Wloclawek, ULEB Cup, 2007-11-02, retrieved 2007-11-13 
  3. ^ Givony, Jonathan (2007-11-06), The Journey: Undrafted Rookie Free Agent Destinations, DraftExpress, retrieved 2007-11-13 
  4. ^ VALDAS VASYLIUS FOR 1 YEAR WITH ANWIL WLOCLAWEK (POLAND), Promotex, 2007-09-24, retrieved 2007-11-13 
  5. ^ Maurer, Matthew (2007-04-10), 2007 Portsmouth Draft Camp Player Evaluations,, retrieved 2007-11-13 

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