Eurelijus Žukauskas

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Eurelijus Žukauskas
Personal information
Born (1973-08-22) August 22, 1973 (age 45)
Klaipėda, Lithuanian SSR, Soviet Union
Nationality Lithuanian
Listed height 7 ft 2 in (2.18 m)
Listed weight 260 lb (118 kg)
Career information
NBA draft 1995 / Round: 2 / Pick: 54th overall
Selected by the Seattle SuperSonics
Playing career 1994–2009
Position Center
Number 11
Career history
1994–1997 Neptūnas Klaipėda
1997–2000 Žalgiris Kaunas
2000–2001 Paf Wennington Bologna
2001–2002 Lokomotiv Mineralnye Vody
2002–2004 UNICS Kazan
2004–2005 Ülker Istanbul
2005–2006 Olympiacos Piraeus
2006–2007 Lietuvos rytas Vilnius
2007–2009 Žalgiris Kaunas
Career highlights and awards

Eurelijus Žukauskas ([ɛʊˈrʲɛlʲɪjʊs ʒʊˈkɐ̂ˑʊskɐs] (About this sound listen), born August 22, 1973) is a retired Lithuanian professional basketball player. At a height of 2.18 m (7'2") tall, and a weight of 118 kg (260 lbs.), he played at the center position.

Professional career[edit]

In the 1995 NBA Draft, Žukauskas was selected with the #54 draft pick by the Seattle SuperSonics, in the second round of the draft. On June 28, 1995, the Milwaukee Bucks acquired his rights from Seattle. In 2007, he signed a one-year contract with the Lithuanian club Žalgiris Kaunas, which he later renewed for another year.

He retired from playing professional basketball on May 20, 2009.

Lithuanian national team[edit]

Žukauskas played with the senior Lithuanian national basketball team, from 1995 to 2004.

Post-playing career[edit]

Žukauskas currently plays recreational basketball in his hometown of Klaipėda, and he also acts as a judge at the Lithuanian League (LKL) Slam Dunk Contest.

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.

Led the league

EuroLeague[edit]

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG PIR
2000–01 Paf Wennington Bologna 11 5 13.0 .392 .1000 .568 3.5 .2 1.5 .5 6.2 6.5
2004–05 Ülker Istanbul 22 22 27.0 .636 .000 .558 7.0 .8 .7 1.8 10.7 15.5
2007–08 Žalgiris 19 19 18.1 .475 .000 .353 4.4 .8 .3 1.4 3.6 5.4
2008–09 Žalgiris 7 2 9.2 .333 .000 .000 1.6 .6 .3 .9 1.1 1.4

Awards and achievements[edit]

Clubs[edit]

Lithuanian senior national team[edit]

References[edit]

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