- Martynas Andriuškevičius
Martynas Andriuškevičius Position Center Height 7 ft 2 in (2.18 m) Weight 240 lb (110 kg) League Greek League
Team PAOK B.C. Born March 12, 1986
Kaunas, Lithuanian SSR, Soviet Union
Nationality Lithuanian Draft 2nd round, 44th overall, 2005
Pro career 2003–present Career history Žalgiris Kaunas (2004–05)
Cleveland Cavaliers (2005–06)
Chicago Bulls (2006–07)
Meridiano Alicante (2007-11)
Martynas Andriuškevičius (pronounced [mɐrˈtiːnɐs ɐndrʲʊʃˈkæːvɪtʃʲʊs]; born March 12, 1986, in Kaunas, Lithuanian SSR, Soviet Union) is a Lithuanian professional basketball player. He is currently playing for PAOK Thessaloniki in Greek League.
At 2.18 m (7 ft 2 in) and 109 kg (240 lb), he is an intriguing prospect because of his height. He developed through the youth academies at Žalgiris Kaunas, where he was tabbed as one of the top young players in the game. He played in 15 Euroleague games for the club during the 2004-05 season and was originally projected as one of the top picks in the draft, but a disappointing season in Europe and an apparent lack of improvement sent his draft stock spiraling down.
Andriuškevičius has noted perimeter skill for a player of his size, and has trained with former NBA center Arvydas Sabonis.
On August 18, 2006, Andriuškevičius was traded by the Cavaliers to the Chicago Bulls for swingman Eddie Basden. On December 21, as a member of the NBA Development League's Dakota Wizards, Andriuškevičius sustained a serious head injury when he was punched by teammate Awvee Storey in an attack during practice in Bismarck, North Dakota. The center suffered a fractured skull, severe concussion, and a two-centimeter hematoma (bruise) on the left side of his brain. Doctors initially thought it would be months before he could speak, but he was able to within a month, and stated his desire to play basketball within a year. Storey was suspended indefinitely. Days later he had his contract terminated and he was dismissed from the league. Andriuškevičius did not wish to pursue charges.
On March 12, 2007, Chicago Bulls doctors cleared Andriuškevičius to participate in contact practices. The Chicago Tribune said it was "a remarkable recovery from the serious brain injury". On April 6, head coach Scott Skiles considered moving the player to the active roster, as he soon started practicing.
Lithuanian national team
Medal record Competitor for Lithuania World Championships Bronze Turkey 2010 National team
Awards and achievements
- 2010 FIBA World Championship, Turkey - Bronze medalist
- ^ http://www.dailyherald.com/sports/story.asp?id=265275
- ^ a b One player suspended, another hospitalized after fight
- ^ a b Andriuskevicius recovering slowly after fight
- ^ a b NBDL player Storey dismissed for punching teammate
- ^ http://chicagosports.chicagotribune.com/sports/basketball/bulls/cs-070312bullsbits,1,2713730.story?coll=cs-bulls-headlines
- ^ http://chicagosports.chicagotribune.com/sports/basketball/bulls/cs-070406bullsbits,1,5400710.story?coll=cs-bulls-headlines
- ^ Joventut rescinds Baxter contract, cuts Andriuskevicius - News - Welcome to ULEB Cup
- ^ PAOK BC lands Andriuskevicius
- Martynas Andriuškevičius at NBA.com
- Martynas Andriuskevicius at Basketball-Reference.com
- Profile at official 2005 NBA Draft site
- Euroleague profile
- ACB.com Profile
Lithuania squad – 2010 FIBA World Championship – Bronze medal 2005 NBA Draft First roundAndrew Bogut · Marvin Williams · Deron Williams · Chris Paul · Raymond Felton · Martell Webster · Charlie Villanueva · Channing Frye · Ike Diogu · Andrew Bynum · Fran Vázquez · Yaroslav Korolev · Sean May · Rashad McCants · Antoine Wright · Joey Graham · Danny Granger · Gerald Green · Hakim Warrick · Julius Hodge · Nate Robinson · Jarrett Jack · Francisco García · Luther Head · Johan Petro · Jason Maxiell · Linas Kleiza · Ian Mahinmi · Wayne Simien · David Lee Second roundSalim Stoudamire · Daniel Ewing · Brandon Bass · C. J. Miles · Ricky Sánchez · Ersan İlyasova · Ronny Turiaf · Travis Diener · Von Wafer · Monta Ellis · Roko Ukić · Chris Taft · Mile Ilić · Martynas Andriuškevičius · Louis Williams · Erazem Lorbek · Bracey Wright · Mickaël Gelabale · Andray Blatche · Ryan Gomes · Robert Whaley · Axel Hervelle · Orien Greene · Dijon Thompson · Lawrence Roberts · Amir Johnson · Marcin Gortat · Uroš Slokar · Cenk Akyol · Alex Acker
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