Janis Blums

Nationality: LAT
Born : 20.04.1982
Place of birth: Saldus (LAT)
Height: 1.91m
Position: SG

7.0Points per game
2.0Rebounds per game
0.5Assists per game



Janis Blums - EuroBasket 2013 Profile

Team 2012-13: Lietuvos Rytas Vilnius (Lithuania, LKL)
Career: Broceni Riga (Latvia-LBL, 1998-00); BK LMT Riga (Latvia-LBL, 2000-01); BK Skonto Riga (Latvia-LBL, 2001-02); Anwil Wloclawek (Poland-PBL, 2002-03); BK Skonto Riga (Latvia-LBL, 2003); Anwil Wloclawek (Poland- PLK, 2003-04); BK Ventspils (Latvia-LBL, 2004-06); Lietuvos Rytas Vilnius (Lithuania-LKL, 2006-07); Basket Napoli (Italy-Lega, 2007-08); Bizkaia Bilbao Basket (Spain-ACB, 2008-12); Lietuvos Rytas Vilnius (Lithuania-LKL, 2012-present)

In 2011 when Latvia lined up at EuroBasket with the youngest team in the competition, Janis Blums, at 29, became the team's leader, veteran and captain. It was a major statement in itself for the guard to play in Lithuania, given how many others from the generation he had grown up playing with either opted out, or simply were not selected. However, Blums took the newfound responsibility on his shoulders like the consummate professional, opening the tournament with 32 points against eventual finalists, France. He went on to average 16 points-a-night, but in the end, without one or two old heads assisting him on the court, Latvia faded at the end of games. Now, with a team around him he knows better, plus a one or two veterans back on board to assist in the playmaking, Blums will be able to focus more on his own game. Blums was missing last summer due to injury, but recently mentioned in an interview that, had he seen the recently released Latvian basketball film Dream Team 1935 prior to summer, he would have played through injury - a clear statement that his desire to pull on the Latvian singlet remains strong. Unquestionably the leader of his team, look for Blums to be the go-to man should Latvia find themselves in a tight situation at the death.



vs BC Donetsk (L 71-63)195/1050.03/475.02/633.30/00.002211103012
vs BC Donetsk (W 90-79)101/425.01/250.00/20.00/00.01120000312
CategorySeason highCareer high
Points1220.10.2009 vs. BC Donetsk32 - EuroBasket 2011
31.08.2011 vs France
Total Rebounds22 times6 - 3 times
Assists120.10.2009 vs. BC Donetsk9 - FIBA Europe League 2004
03.02.2004 vs GS Peristeri
Steals120.10.2009 vs. BC Donetsk6 - FIBA Europe League 2004
25.11.2003 vs GS Peristeri
Blocked Shots 1 - 4 times
Minutes1920.10.2009 vs. BC Donetsk40 - FIBA Europe League 2004
03.02.2004 vs GS Peristeri
Field Goals Made520.10.2009 vs. BC Donetsk12 - EuroBasket 2011
31.08.2011 vs France
Field Goals Attempted1020.10.2009 vs. BC Donetsk18 - EuroBasket 2011
31.08.2011 vs France
2 Pts Field Goals Made320.10.2009 vs. BC Donetsk6 - EuroBasket 2011
31.08.2011 vs France
2 Pts Field Goals Attempted420.10.2009 vs. BC Donetsk9 - EuroBasket 2011
31.08.2011 vs France
3 Pts Field Goals Made220.10.2009 vs. BC Donetsk7 - FIBA Europe League 2004
28.10.2003 vs BC Khimki
3 Pts Field Goals Attempted620.10.2009 vs. BC Donetsk12 - European Championship for Young Men 2002
13.07.2001 vs Italy
Free Throws Made 8 - European Championship for Junior Men 2000
16.07.2000 vs Lithuania
Free Throws Attempted 10 - European Championship for Junior Men 2000
16.07.2000 vs Lithuania
Offensive Rebounds103.11.2009 vs. BC Donetsk2 - European Championship for Young Men 2002
12.07.2001 vs Belarus
Defensive Rebounds220.10.2009 vs. BC Donetsk6 - 3 times



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