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Paulius Jankunas
Full Name: Paulius Jankunas
Position: Forward
Height/Weight: 6-8 / 210
Birthdate: April 29, 1984 (Kaunas, Lithuania)
High School:
Team: Zalgiris Kaunas
Country: Lithuania
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Zalgiris Kaunas -- LKL (Lithuania)
Season G GS FGM FGA PCT FTM FTA PCT 3PM 3PA PCT REB AST STL BL PTS AVG
2003-04 27 0 87 141 .617 64 90 .711 0 0 .000 138 28 17 16 239 8.90
2004-05 31 0 119 187 .636 84 112 .750 5 10 .500 171 19 22 21 327 10.5
2005-06 12 0 62 104 .596 35 44 .795 7 17 .412 87 16 10 7 166 13.8
Totals 70 0 268 432 .620 183 246 .744 12 27 .444 396 63 49 44 732 10.5
Zalgiris Kaunas -- Euroleague
Season G GS FGM FGA PCT FTM FTA PCT 3PM 3PA PCT REB AST STL BL PTS AVG
2003-04 16 0 30 57 .526 14 22 .636 3 11 .273 46 10 8 4 74 4.60
2004-05 20 0 49 90 .544 25 43 .581 6 14 .429 84 12 14 2 124 6.20
2005-06 19 0 78 181 .431 56 80 .700 22 59 .373 134 22 7 5 203 10.7
Totals 55 0 157 328 .479 95 145 .655 31 84 .369 264 44 29 11 401 7.30
Zalgiris Kaunas -- Baltic League
Season G GS FGM FGA PCT FTM FTA PCT 3PM 3PA PCT REB AST STL BL PTS AVG
2004-05 20 0 0 0 0 0 .650 0 0 114 0 22 0 226 11.3
2005-06 26 0 138 246 67 94 .713 0 0 169 36 18 10 327 12.6
Totals 46 0 0 0 0 0 16 39 .410 283 0 40 0 553 12.0

Originally an early entry candidate for the 2005 NBA Draft before withdrawing his name from consideration.

Career Highlights: A Baltic League All-Star in 2006 and LKL All-Star in 2004. Competed at the Reebok Euro Camp (U-18) in Treviso, Italy in 2003. Has spent the last three seasons with Zalgiris Kaunas.

(2005-06): Contributed 13.8 points and 7.3 rebounds in 24.4 minutes per game for Zalgiris Kaunas in the LKL and 10.7 points and 7.1 rebounds in 24.6 minutes per game in the Euroleague. In Baltic League action, averaged 12.6 points and 6.5 rebounds in 22.5 minutes a night.

(2004-05): Averaged 10.5 points and 5.5 rebounds in 22.2 minutes per game for Zalgiris Kaunas in the LKL and 6.2 points and 4.2 rebounds in 18.8 minutes in the Euroleague. Posted 12.8 points and 8.6 rebounds in the U-21 European Championships for Lithuania. Entered the drafted but later withdrew his name from consideration.

(2003-04): Competed in his first season for Zalgiris Kaunas, averaging 8.9 points and 5.1 rebounds in 18.3 minutes a night in the LKL, and 4.6 points and 2.9 rebounds in 13.4 minutes in the Euroleague. Led the U-20 European Championships in rebounding (12.1 rpg) in addition to posting 12.5 points per game for Lithuania. Averaged 12.3 points and 9.6 rebounds at the World Junior Championships in Greece.

(2002-03): Averaged 20.0 points, 12.3 rebounds and 1.5 blocks per game for LKKA-Zalgiris in the LKAL (Second Division), earning MVP.