Virginijus Praškevičius

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Virginijus Praškevičius
Personal information
Born (1974-03-04) 4 March 1974 (age 43)
Kaunas, Lithuanian SSR, Soviet Union
Nationality Lithuanian
Listed height 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m)
Listed weight 221 lb (100 kg)
Career information
Playing career 1993–2011
Position Power forward
Career history
1993–1995 Lavera Kaunas
1995–1996 Atletas Kaunas
1997 LaCrosse Bobcats
1997–1998 Žalgiris Kaunas
1998–2000 Beşiktaş Spor Kulubu
2000–2002 Telindus Ostende
2002–2003 Ülkerspor
2003–2004 Hapoel Tel Aviv
2004–2005 Ülkerspor
2005–2006 Upea Capo D'Orlando
2006–2007 Baloncesto Fuenlabrada
2008–2009 BC Šiauliai
2009–2010 Qianjiang Tan Tan
2010 Utena Juventus
Career highlights and awards

Virginijus Praškevičius (born 4 March 1974) is a Lithuanian former professional basketball player. He played for the Lithuania national team and for Lithuania Under-22 national team, taking part in EuroBasket 1997, 1998 FIBA World Championship, EuroBasket 1999, and 2003, where he took the Gold. He also won the gold medal at the 1996 European Under-22 Championship.

The 2.06 m power forward/center started playing for Banga Kaunas and in 1993–94 was bought by Lavera Kaunas. In 1995–96 decided to play for Atletas Kaunas together with Žydrūnas Ilgauskas. In January 1997 he passed to LaCrosse Bobcats in the Continental Basketball Association. He later moved to Minnesota Timberwolves of NBA, but was waived shortly after without playing a single game.

In 1997–98 he came back to his home town Kaunas to play for Atletas and then for Žalgiris. With the best Lithuanian team he won a Saporta Cup. Then he played two years for Beşiktaş Spor Kulubu in the Turkish Basketball League. In 2000 he passed to Basketball Club Oostende in Belgium, winning twice the Belgian National Championship and becoming once the MVP of the league. From 2002 until 2005 he played for Ülkerspor (but played for Hapoel Tel Aviv for one season), and he won twice the Turkish National Cup.

In 2005–06 he played for Upea Capo d'Orlando, in Italian Serie A1, in 2006–07 for Baloncesto Fuenlabrada in the Spanish ACB. His last professional team was Utena Juventus in Lithuania as he left professional sport on spring of 2010 at the age of 36.

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.


2001–02 Telindus Ostende 14 14 29.4 .456 .325 .721 6.1 1.1 .9 .5 15.9 13.0
2002–03 Ülkerspor 20 19 28.4 .473 .449 .625 4.6 1.6 .9 .2 10.7 10.4
2004–05 Ülkerspor 22 5 17.2 .428 .403 .583 3.1 .6 .6 .0 5.4 4.9
Career 56 38 24.9 .457 .403 .676 4.4 1.1 .8 .2 9.9 8.9

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