Full Name:
Saulius Kuzminskas
Position:
Center
College:
California
Height:
6-11 (2.10 m)
Weight:
230 (104.3 kg)
High School:
N/A
Birthdate:
May 30, 1982
Birthplace:
Vilnius, Lithuania

Statistics

HIGHLIGHTS
Became automatically eligible for the 2002 NBA Draft when he left California and signed to play in the Lithuanian League as a professional.
Played very briefly at California (Berkeley) during the 2000-01 season.
Played briefly for Sakalai of Lithuania during 1999-2000 season.
In his first full season as a professional in Lithuania, averaged 11.5 points and 5.8 rebounds in 21.9 minutes per game.
Ranked fourth in the league with 28 blocked shots and was 13th in the league in rebounding.
Showed potential in only the third game of the season when he scored 20 points against well-respected Lietuvos Ryas.
Exploded for season-high 30 points and added nine rebounds vs. Alita Alytus.
Posted one of three double-doubles for the season when he tallied 18 points and 12 rebounds vs. Sakalai.
Scored 17 points and added nine rebounds vs. Atletas Kaunas.

According to the J&J European Register, his mother was a star power forward on the Russian National Team.
According to telebasket.com, he is mobile and athletic with a huge wingspan.
Has a growing offensive game that includes jump hook shots with either hand.
Their report says he has good range on his jump shot out to 15 feet, and that he has a quality spin move out of the pivot.


STATISTICS - California
SEASON G GS FGM FGA PCT FTM FTA PCT REB AST STL BL PTS AVG
2000-01 14 1 4 .250 4 6 .667 7 0 0 1 6 0.4
Three-point field goals: 0-for-1 (.000)

STATISTICS - Siauliai (Lithuania)
SEASON G GS FGM FGA PCT FTM FTA PCT REB AST STL BL PTS AVG
2001-02 30 128 246 .520 84 108 .778 174 44 15 28 346 11.5
Three-point field goals: 2-for-6 (.333)