Zalgiris Kaunas legend and the EuroLeague’s all-time chief in rebounds and video games performed, Paulius Jankunas, will stay along with his hometown workforce for an additional season after signing a deal for the 2021-22 marketing campaign. Jankunas (2.05 meters, 37 years previous) debuted with Zalgiris in 2003 and has performed for the membership in all however one season since. In that point, he has been get together to all of Zalgiris’s biggest triumphs and picked up a sequence of non-public accolades, too.
Jankunas leads the profession EuroLeague standings with 1,965 rebounds and 375 video games performed. His place atop these tables is secure for now with the closest lively gamers trailing him by 499 rebounds (Kyle Hines) and 35 video games performed (Georgios Printezis). Jankunas can be ranked third in efficiency index ranking (3,993), fifth in each free throws made (738) and two-pointers made (998), sixth in scoring (3,178 factors) and 14th in steals (241). Final season he averaged 3.9 factors and 4.4 rebounds in 34 EuroLeague video games.
He was a driving power behind Zalgiris reaching the Closing 4 in 2018 when he earned All-EuroLeague honors and was EuroLeague MVP for December. Jankunas has additionally helped Zalgiris to fifteen Lithuanian League championships and 9 Lithuanian Cups. As a long-time member of the Lithuanian nationwide workforce, Jankunas gained a bronze medal on the Basketball World Cup in 2010, a silver medal at EuroBasket 2015 and a bronze at EuroBasket 2007.
The captain’s illustrious profession in Kaunas continues! @P_Jankunas13 has formally prolonged his contract with Zalgiris. ✍️
— BC Zalgiris Kaunas (@bczalgiris) August 12, 2021