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Michailas Anisimovas
Full Name: Michailas Anisimovas
Position: Center
Height/Weight: 7-1 / 240
Birthdate: October 11, 1984 (Ukraine)
High School:
Team: BK Barons-LU Riga (Latvia)
Country: Ukraine
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FIBA Europe League
Season G GS FGM FGA PCT FTM FTA PCT 3PM 3PA PCT REB AST STL BL PTS AVG
2004-05 8 0 35 56 .625 28 51 .549 0 0 .000 48 5 9 6 98 12.3
Lithuanian Pro League
Season G GS FGM FGA PCT FTM FTA PCT 3PM 3PA PCT REB AST STL BL PTS AVG
2004-05 33 0 112 217 .516 69 112 .616 0 0 .000 150 23 6 28 294 8.90
FIBA Europe Cup
Season G GS FGM FGA PCT FTM FTA PCT 3PM 3PA PCT REB AST STL BL PTS AVG
2005-06 6 0 26 48 .542 8 15 .533 0 0 .000 28 4 1 4 60 10.0
Baltic League
Season G GS FGM FGA PCT FTM FTA PCT 3PM 3PA PCT REB AST STL BL PTS AVG
2004-05 19 0 51 102 .500 40 72 .556 0 0 .000 91 11 32 4 144 7.60
2005-06 28 0 105 196 .536 46 127 .362 0 3 .000 154 37 8 21 256 9.10
Totals 47 0 156 298 .523 86 199 .432 0 3 .000 245 48 40 25 400 8.50

Career Highlights: Transferred to BK Barons-LU Riga for the 2005-06 season. Played for BC Siauliai from 2003-05. Competed for the Lithuanian Under-21 National Team at the World Championships in Argentina in 2005. Helped the Lithuanian Under-20 National Team capture the bronze medal at the European Championships in 2004.

2005-06: Averaged 9.1 points and 5.5 rebounds in 28 games for BK Barons-LU Riga in the Baltic League. Also appeared in six FIBA EuroCup games, averaging 10.0 points and 4.7 rebounds.

2004-05: Averaged 12.3 points and 6.0 rebounds in the FIBA Europe League. In Baltic League play, averaged 7.6 points and 4.8 rebounds. In Lithuania Pro League play, averaged 8.9 point and 4.5 rebounds.

2003-04: Appeared in 36 games for BC Siauliai, averaging 4.3 points and 2.5 rebounds.

2002-03: Appeared in 34 games for Atletas Kaunas (LKL), averaging 3.0 points and 2.3 rebounds.

Strengths: Establishes good position and does not hesitate to feel for his defender and recognize advantages while attempting back down. He has good ball-handling skills for a big man. He sets strong picks and recognizes the pick-n-roll. He has good passing abilities and rarely panics in pressure of double teams. A good position rebounder and he has above average reactions.