Full Name:
Darius Songaila
Position:
Forward
College:
Wake Forest
Height:
6-9
Weight:
248
Prep School:
New Hampton Prep (New Hampton, N.H.)
Birthdate:
February 14, 1978
Birthplace:
Marijampole, Lithuania

Statistics

NBA DRAFT 2002
Selected in second round (50th overall) by the Boston Celtics.

HIGHLIGHTS
Named Honorable Mention All-America by The Associated Press as a senior.
Named Second Team All-ACC as a senior and Third Team All-ACC as a sophomore.
Concluded career at Wake Forest eighth on rebounds (813), ninth in points (1,859 points), and second in games played (130) and games started (120).
Shot at least 50 percent from the field in all four seasons.
Helped Wake Forest reach NCAA Tournament in his final two seasons.


AT WAKE FOREST
As a senior, led Wake Forest in scoring (17.9 ppg), rebounding (8.1 rpg) and free throw percentage (85.4%), was second in steals (1.32 spg) and third on the team in assists (2.6 apg) and blocked shots (27 total).
Reached double figures in rebounding in 14 games.
Posted 14 double-doubles.
Led team in scoring 14 times and in rebounding 17 times.
Scored career-high 30 points and added 11 rebounds in win over Virginia.
Scored 20 points and added 18 rebounds in final home game of collegiate career vs. North Carolina State.
Notched career-high six assists to go with 20 points and six rebounds in loss to eventual NCAA national champion Maryland.

As a junior, averaged 13.2 points and 6.0 rebounds, second on team in both categories, in helping Wake Forest advance to the NCAA Tournament.
Scored in double figures 23 times.
Led team and was fourth in the ACC in free throw percentage (81.6%).
Was third on team with 22 blocked shots. Scored a season-high 27 points against Virginia.

As a sophomore, led the team in scoring with 13.7 ppg and also averaged 5.5 rebounds.
Led the ACC in free throw percentage (83.5%).
Scored 18 points in NIT championship game vs. Notre Dame.
Recorded third double-double of the season with 12 points and 12 rebounds vs. New Mexico in the NIT.
Recorded 16.8 ppg and 6.9 rpg over the final 10 games.
Scored 22 points and added 12 rebounds against Maryland.

As a freshman, started 24 games and led the team in field goal percentage (50.4%), free throw percentage (80.4%), steals (39) and blocked shots (21) to go along with 12.1 points and 5.3 rebounds per game (second on team in both categories).
Posted 18 points and nine rebounds in NIT win over Alabama.
Had season-highs of 23 points and 12 rebounds against Arkansas.

STATISTICS
SEASON G GS FGM FGA PCT FTM FTA PCT REB AST STL BL PTS AVG
1998-99 31 24 125 248 .504 123 153 .804 165 48 39 21 375 12.1
1999-00 35 33 162 317 .511 157 188 .835 191 41 31 26 481 13.7
2000-01 30 29 145 290 .500 102 125 .816 181 51 26 22 396 13.2
2001-02 34 34 204 390 .523 193 226 .854 276 89 45 27 607 17.9
Totals 130 120 636 1245 .511 575 692 .831 813 229 141 96 1859 14.3
Three-point field goals: 1998-99, 2-for-8 (.250); 1999-00, 0-for-2 (.000); 2000-01, 4-for-9 (.444); 2001-02, 6-for-16 (.375). Totals: 12-for-35 (.343).