Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Sarunas Jasikevicius Returns to Panathinaikos

From 2007 to 2010, Sarunas Jasikevicius (1994-98) played for Panathinaikos Athens, winning the Euroleague title with them in 2009. Following the 2009-10 season, the team declined to re-sign Sarunas, so he headed to his home country of Lithuania to play for Lietuvos Rytas, then moved mid-season to Turkey's Fenerbahce Ulker.

Now, Jasikevicius returns to Panathinaikos (translation) with a one year deal rumored to be worth 250,000 euros. Quotes from Sarunas (translation):
"[...] Sometimes life plays strange games - here I am, after a year break, coming back to Panathinaikos. I am happy being here," said Jasikevicius.

"Let me start from scratch. My teammates have already started to prepare for the season together. I need time to remember the Panathinaikos game patterns and learn new ones. I want to be in good athletic shape and ready to help. [...]" said the point guard.