Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Sarunas Jasikevicius is a Champion in Turkey

Sarunas Jasikevicius (1994-98) is coming off a championship season in Turkey, as his team, Fenerbahce Ulker, won the Turkish BBL regular season with a 27-3 record, won the mid-season Turkish Cup tournament title, and wrapped up their season by winning the Turkish League Championship for the second year in a row. In the middle of all that, they also advanced to the Euroleague Top 16.

Jasikevicius started the season with Lietuvos Rytas in Lithuania before being released and subsequently signing in Turkey in December. In 6 Euroleague, 4 Lithuanian league games, and 2 VTB regional league games with Lietuvos, Sarunas averaged 8.5 points and 3.9 assists per game. In 24 Turkish league games and 6 Euroleague games for FB Ukler, Sarunas averaged 7.7 points and 2.4 assists.

Sarunas will be a free agent this summer, and doesn't know if he will be re-signed by Fenerbahce, but he believes he can play 2-3 more seasons (translation) and would like to play in Turkey again.

And now, five minutes of Sarunas highlights from the final game of their Championship series:

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