Despite being considered a very talented prospect, nobody expected Lukas Lekavicius to burst onto the scene, like he did this past season. A year ago, the 21-year-old point guard was still calling plays in Lithuania's second division, but financial circumstances in Zalgiris at the start of the 2014-15 season saw the playmaker receive an unplanned permanent call-up to the main team. It turned out to be a blessing in disguise for the Kaunas club, as Lekavicius became a key part of the rotation and even started seven games in Euroleague. Having pleasantly surprised national team boss Jonas Kazlauskas, the player will be among the handful of candidates in the running for the back-up point guard duties behind Mantas Kalnietis. Although his decision-making is still a work in progress, Lekavicius is a good shooter and has the ability to slice opponent defences wide open with his penetration.