Friday, January 14, 2011

Sarunas Jasikevicius Euroleague Hightlights

Wrapping up this week with the fourth Terp in the Euroleague Top 16, it's four-time Euroleague Champion, Sarunas Jasikevicius (1994-98). Jasikevicus helped his Lithuanian team, Lietuvos Rytas, advance to the Top 16 this year, including these video highlights of him getting a double-double in a game against his former team (and Terence Morris's current team), FC Barcelona. Jasikevicius is #22 in red and black, and Morris is #23 in... whatever the hell that color is.

But as soon as the Euroleague regular season wrapped up, he was cut by Lietuvos Rytas. Jasikevicius quickly signed with Fenerbahce Ulker of Istanbul, Turkey, which also advanced to the Top 16. So Sarunas plays on, as related in this news video, which is also full of his season and career highlight footage. (You'll have to sit through a 20 second commercial for the tournament on this video. Jasikevicius is #22 in gray in most of the video.)

Click here for Jasikevicius's Euroleague stats and profile.


MindÄ— said...

Best player ever!

Emili Paz said...

Saras' experience and basketball talent will definitely be a huge benefit to any team he is suited up for. Joining Fenerbahce Ulker is another step closer in his dream to clinch another Euroleague title to add to his current list of 4. After helping Lietuvos Rytas make it to the Top 16, he is now destined to do better things and will be teamed up with another notable point guard in Roko Ukic in one of Euroleague's toughest point guard tandem.

Mike said...

Fenerbahce and Olympiacos look like the two favorites to advance to the quarterfinals out of group H. Good luck Saras!