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Prospect Profile:
Mindaugas Katelynas

Full Name: Mindaugas Katelynas
Position: Forward
Height/Weight: 6-9 / 225
Birthdate: May 16, 1983 (Alytus, Lithuania)
High School: Alytus Altiniu HS (Alytus, Lithuania)
College: Tennessee-Chattanooga
Country: Lithuania
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College of Eastern Utah
Season G GS FGM FGA PCT FTM FTA PCT 3PM 3PA PCT REB AST STL BL PTS AVG
2001-02 28 0 46 84 .548 27 48 .562 5 14 .357 81 10 12 13 124 4.40
2002-03 31 0 125 187 .668 47 93 .505 6 12 .500 206 26 14 26 303 9.80
Totals 59 0 171 271 .631 74 141 .525 11 26 .423 287 36 26 39 427 7.20
Tennessee-Chattanooga
Season G GS FGM FGA PCT FTM FTA PCT 3PM 3PA PCT REB AST STL BL PTS AVG
2003-04 29 27 86 128 .672 53 78 .679 2 4 .500 138 28 19 16 227 7.80
2004-05 31 31 135 247 .547 77 123 .626 19 45 .422 275 45 23 10 366 11.8
Totals 60 58 221 375 .589 130 201 .647 21 49 .429 413 73 42 26 593 9.90

Career Highlights: Earned First Team All-Southern Conference honors as a senior. Ranks fourth on UTC’s all-time list for career field goal percentage (.589) and eighth in career rebound average (6.9). Posted 14 career double-doubles. Finished collegiate career at Chattanooga after playing first two seasons at the College of Eastern Utah in Price, Utah. Won the NCAA Slam Dunk Contest at the 2005 Final Four. Averaged 13.3 points and 9.7 rebounds at the 2005 Portsmouth Invitational Tournament.

Senior (2004-05): Led team in scoring (11.8 ppg) and rebounding (8.9 rpg, second in the Southern Conference). Season total of 275 rebounds ranks third all-time in school history. Also ranked third in the league in field goal percentage (.547). Had 13 games of 10 or more rebounds, including a 21-rebound effort (to go with 18 points) versus Appalachian State in the semifinals of the Southern Conference Tournament. Scored career-high 21 points and grabbed 10 boards at Austin Peay. Tallied 17 points and nine rebounds at Tennessee. Grabbed a team-high 16 rebounds at Virginia Tech.

Junior (2003-04): Averaged 7.8 points and 4.8 rebounds while shooting a robust .679 from the field. Scored in double figures 12 times. Scored season-high 19 points and grabbed 10 rebounds vs. Tennessee Wesleyan. Recorded 18 points and 10 rebounds vs. Wofford. Hit all five shot attempts in scoring 10 points vs. Western Carolina. Registered 15 points and 11 rebounds vs. Elon. Posted 14 points and a season-high 13 rebounds at East Tennessee State.

Sophomore (2002-03): At Eastern Utah, averaged 9.8 points and 6.6 rebounds. Ranked second in the Scenic West Athletic Conference in field goal percentage (.668) and sixth in blocked shots (0.8 bpg). Set career highs with 27 points and 18 rebounds vs. Treasure Valley (Ore.) CC.

Freshman (2001-02): Averaged 4.4 points and 2.9 rebounds in a reserve role. Shared for the team lead and set a season-high with 14 points in the season finale at Colorado Northwestern.

Strengths: An explosive leaper who is able to make athletic plays around the rim on both ends of the floor. Plays with a natural aggression and doesn’t shy away from contact. Gradually learning how to play away from the basket. Runs the court extremely well.

Personal: Majored in communications. Son of Gintautas and Aldona Katelynas.