Linas Kleiza (Lithuania)
Born : 03.01.1985
Place of birth: Kaunas
|9.9||Points per game|
|5.3||Rebounds per game|
|0.7||Assists per game|
|G||Min||FG||2P FG||3P FG||FT||Reb||AS||TO||ST||BS||PF||Pts||Avg|
Ranks #15 in Offensive Rebounds (1.8)
Ranks #13 in Defensive Rebounds (3.6)
Ranks #14 in Field Goal Percentage (43.2%)
Ranks #12 in 3 Pts Field Goal Percentage (42.3%)
Ranks #13 in Total Rebounds (5.3)
Career: Montrose Christian High-School (USA. 2002-03). Missouri (NCAA. 2002-05). Drafted in the first round of the 2005 NBA Draft (#27) by the Portland Trailblazers (then traded to the Denver Nuggets).
The revelation of EuroBasket 2005? Antanas Sireika, the coach of Lithuania, likes Kleiza very much. At 20, he plays like a senior. Very strong physically (113kg at 2.03m), a tough-nosed power forward, Kleiza has a competitive mentality. Using a vast array of moves and fakes around the rim, he can score against any opponent. At least at the NCAA level (16.1ppg and 7.6rpg). A little bit greedy on offense (only 40.3%FG in NCAA), Kleiza can shoot from the outside (12/29 three-pointers at the 2004 U20 European championship, where he combined 17.5ppg and 4.8rpg and got the bronze medal). He is a little undersized for his spot, is not a leaper, and some say his game is more like that of a center.
|Match||Min||FG||2P FG||3P FG||FT||Reb||AS||TO||ST||BS||PF||Pts|
|vs Czech Republic||22||6/10||60.0||4/8||50.0||2/2||100.0||0/0||0.0||1||3||4||0||1||0||1||3||14|