Full Name:
Arvydas Macijauskas
Position:
Guard
College:
N/A
Height:
6-4 (1.93 m)
Weight:
214 (97.1 kg)
Team:
Lietuvos Rytas (Lithuania)
Birthdate:
January 19, 1980
Birthplace:
Klaipeda, Lithuania

Statistics

HIGHLIGHTS
This lefthander is one of the best pure shooters in Europe and is a legitimate three-point shooting threat.
European scouts note his killer instinct.
Originally an early entry candidate for the 2001 NBA Draft but withdrew his name from consideration.
Now eligible to be drafted as a player playing outside the United States who is in the year of his 22nd birthday. Began his professional career as a 16-year-old playing for Neptunas Klaipeda of the Lithuanian League (LKL).
Played three seasons for Neptunas before signing with Lithuanian powerhouse Lietuvos Rytas, a club made famous by its star guard, former NBA star Sarunas Marciulionis.

Through 23 games this season, increased his shooting percentages across the board.
Playing 22 minutes per game, he was shooting 52.6 percent from three-point range, 63.2 percent from two-point range and 91.1 percent from the free throw line, above his career average of over 87 percent.
Through the 23 games, he was seventh in the league in scoring (16.5 ppg) and was among league leaders in all shooting percentage categories.
Scored a season-high 26 points against Panavezys, hit for 23 points against Siauliai and notched 22 points against Alita Alytus.
Against his former team Neptunas, posted his best overall game of the season with 20 points, seven rebounds, five steals and four assists.

In his second season in Lithuania, averaged 16.9 points and shot 52.1 percent from three-point range.

In his first season for Lietuvos Rytas in 1999-2000, finished second in league in three-point field goal percentage (49.4%).
Also won the 2000 Shootout at the LKL All-Star Game. In the European Championship for Young Men, averaged 18.4 points, fourth-best in the tournament.

In 1998-99 in his final season for Neptunas Klaipeda, finished ninth in the league in scoring (16.6 ppg), fourth in field goal percentage (53.8%) and fourth in three-point field goal percentage (49.0%).

In 1997-98, playing his first full season for Neptunas Klaipeda at the top Lithuanian level, was second in the league in free throw percentage (89.0%) and fifth in three-point field goal percentage (46.7%).

STATISTICS - Neptunas Klaipeda (LKL)
SEASON G GS FGM FGA PCT FTM FTA PCT REB AST STL BL PTS AVG
1996-97 6   4 11 .364 2 2 1.000 1 1 4   11 1.8
1997-98 28   93 186 .500 65 73 .890 63 40 21   301 10.8
1998-99 41   222 413 .538 162 192 .844 95 73 50   682 16.6
Totals 75   319 610 .523 229 267 .858 159 114 75   994 13.3
Three-point field goals: 1998-99, 22-for-73 (.301); 1999-00, 93-for-215 (.433); 2000-01, 56-for-171 (.327); 2001-02, 80-for-191 (.419). Totals: 251-for-650 (.340).

STATISTICS - Lietuvos Rytas (LKL)
SEASON G GS FGM FGA PCT FTM FTA PCT REB AST STL BL PTS AVG
1999-00 40   146 254 .575 131 146 .897 71 40 36   467 11.7
2000-01 34   120 203 .591 113 130 .869 86 55 40   575 16.9
2001-02 23   74 117 .632 51 56 .911 69 37 35 7 379 16.5
Totals 97   340 574 .592 295 332 .889 226 132 111   1421 14.6
Three-point field goals: 1999-00, 44-for-89 (.494); 2000-01, 74-for-142 (.521); 2001-02, 60-for-114 (.526).