Originally an early entry candidate for the 2006 NBA Draft before withdrawing his name from consideration.
Career Highlights: Played the 2005-06 and 2006-07 seasons in Greece’s premier professional league, spending one season with Olympiakos before being loaned to Maroussi for the 2006-07 season. Started career in his native Lithuania, playing the 2003-04 and 2004-05 seasons with Sakalai Vilnius. A member of the Lithuanian National Team. Helped lead Lithuania to the gold medal at the FIBA Under-21 World Championships in Argentina, and was named Tournament Most Valuable Player after averaging 14.5 points, 2.1 rebounds, and 3.0 assists. Averaged a team-high 17.4 points, 3.1 rebounds, and 1.8 assists for Lithuania at the 2005 European Under-20 Championships.
2006-07: With Maroussi, averaged 13.2 points and 1.9 rebounds. Ranked third in the league in three-point field goal percentage (.472). Posted season-high 21 points vs. Panellinios. Averaged 12.4 points and 1.3 assists in 12 FIBA EuroCup contests.
2005-06: With Olympiakos, averaged 8.3 points and 2.4 rebounds in 19.2 minutes a contest. Scored in double figures 11 times, recording a season-high of 19 points twice. Contributed 6.3 points and 1.9 rebounds in 17.8 minutes a contest in Euroleague play, posting five double-figure scoring efforts.
2004-05: With Sakalai Vilnius, averaged 18.2 points (ranked fifth in the Lithuanian LKL), 3.8 rebounds, and 2.1 assists. Registered 20 or more points 16 times, with a season high of 30 points vs. Alytaus Alita. Also played with Sakalai Vilnius in the Baltic League, averaging 19.5 points, 3.8 rebounds, and 2.3 assists in 18 games.
2003-04: Averaged 7.6 points and 2.1 rebounds in 17.6 minutes a contest. Scored in double figures 15 times, with a season-high of 22 points.
Strengths: Versatile backcourt performer who knows how to use screens to score. A tough competitor who can drive to the hole or hit the mid-to-long range shot and plays hard on defense.