Mindaugas Timinskas

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Mindaugas Timinskas
Mindaugas Timinskas.jpg
Timinskas with Valencia, in 2005.
Personal information
Born (1974-03-28) March 28, 1974 (age 45)
Šilutė, Lithuanian SSR, Soviet Union
NationalityLithuanian
Listed height6 ft 7 in (2.01 m)
Listed weight232 lb (105 kg)
Career information
CollegeIona (1993–1997)
NBA draft1997 / Undrafted
Playing career1997–2009
PositionSmall forward / Power forward
Career history
1997Šilutė
1997Strasbourg
1997–1998Weissenfels
1998–1999Carigo Gorizia
1999–2000Žalgiris
2000–2002Tau Cerámica
2002Paris Basket Racing
2002–2005Žalgiris
2005–2008Pamesa Valencia
Career highlights and awards

Mindaugas Timinskas (born March 28, 1974) is a Lithuanian former professional basketball player and basketball coach. He represented the senior Lithuanian national basketball team.

College career[edit]

Born in Šilutė, Lithuanian SSR, Timinskas played NCAA Division I college basketball, in the United States, at Iona College, from 1993 to 1997.

Professional career[edit]

After college, Timinskas returned to Lithuania. Timinskas began his pro career in the 1997–98 season, after he signed with his home town team of Šilutė. At the time, the team was playing in the Lithuanian Basketball League (LKL).

Timinskas left his main mark in his career, while playing with the Spanish Liga ACB club TAU Cerámica, during the EuroLeague 2000–01 Finals. During the finals, he had three double-digit scoring games, most notably with 18 points scored in Game 4, to force the series to a fifth and final contest, his rim-rocking dunk in that game, is still remembered as one of the greatest highlights of the EuroLeague's modern era (2001 to present).[1]

Coaching career[edit]

Timinskas was named the head coach of the Cary Academy Varsity Basketball team, for the 2012–13 season, replacing Kenny Inge, he was let go following the 2015–16 season.

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
2000–00 Tau Cerámica 22 4 22.2 .556 .233 .756 3.0 1.2 1.0 .2 6.1 6.1
2001–02 Tau Cerámica 10 6 22.3 .564 .267 .818 2.8 1.1 1.6 .3 7.4 7.8
2002–03 Žalgiris 8 5 26.4 .356 .471 .909 5.5 1.4 .9 .5 9.5 9.4
2003–04 Žalgiris 20 12 25.1 .542 .341 .714 5.2 2.1 1.1 .3 8.0 10.4
2004–05 Žalgiris 20 19 30.3 .465 .400 .810 5.3 2.0 1.3 .3 12.7 13.8

Awards and achievements[edit]

College[edit]

Pro clubs[edit]

Lithuanian junior national team[edit]

Lithuanian senior national team[edit]

References[edit]

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