2021 NBA Draft Profile

Rokas

Jokubaitis

Round 2Pick 34
Drafted By:Oklahoma City Thunder
Position
G
Height/Weight
6-4 / 194 lbs
School/Club
Zalgiris Kaunas (Lithuania)
Country
Lithuania
Status
International
Birthday
11/19/2000
Draft 2021

DRAFT TRADE:

Acquired by Knicks in trade with Thunder.
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CAREER HIGHLIGHTS

• 2020-21 EuroLeague Best Young Player winner in voting by the EuroLeague Players Association.
• Runner-up for 2020-21 EuroLeague Rising Star Award in voting by EuroLeague coaches for best U-22 player.
• 2020-21 Best Young Player in LKL (Lithuania 1st Division).
• 2018-19 Best Young Player in NKL (Lithuania 2nd Division).
• Made Lithuanian National Team debut at age 19 in February 2020.
• Co-MVP of 2017 Basketball Without Borders camp in Israel.

2020-21

• Averaged 7.0 points and 2.5 assists in 20.9 minutes in 31 EuroLeague games (five starts).
• Scored a EuroLeague season high of 15 points twice, against AX Milan (Nov. 20) and FC Barcelona (Dec. 4).
• In Lithuania’s 1st Division, ranked fifth in assists per 40 minutes (7.9).
• Averaged 8.0 points and 4.0 assists in 19.9 minutes in LKL play.
• Had a season-high 19 points and five assists in 19 minutes vs. Juventus in the playoffs (May 26).

STRENGTHS

• Combo guard with superior offensive craft.
• Capable long- and mid-range shooter.
• Has outstanding court vision; makes good reads.
• Very effective in pick-and-roll situations.

PERSONAL

First gained media attention in the U.S. after scoring 31 points for Zalgiris 2 in LaMelo Ball’s pro debut with Vytautas Prienu in Lithuania on Jan. 9, 2018.

–Profile by NBA Communications