Extractions: Lithuania Rallies Back For 94-90 Win Over U.S. Men Richard Jefferson shot 3-of-5 from 3-point and closed with 20 points against Lithuania. Lithuania's Sarunas Jasikevicius missed what would have been a game winning three against the U.S. in the 2000 Olympic semifinal. Four years later the Lithuanian guard shoved a dagger in the U.S. Olympic Men's Basketball Team's heart Saturday night, scoring 12 of his game high 28 points in a span of 1:51 of the game's final 2:47 to lead Lithuania to a 94-90 come from behind victory. The win leaves Lithuania a perfect 4-0 and drops the USA to 2-2. Preliminary group play concludes Monday when the U.S. meets 0-4 Angola, 88-56 losers to Greece Saturday night. With the day's other results in, despite the loss, the USA is still assured of moving on to the medal round quarterfinals which will be played Thursday, Aug. 26. The top four teams from each of the two preliminary round groups move on to the quarterfinals. Each preliminary round group's No. 1 seed plays the opposite group's No. 4 seed, and each group's No. 2 seed will play the other group's No. 3 seed. A USA win over Angola will earn the U.S. the No. 3 seed from Group B. Winners from the quarterfinals games advance to the Aug. 27 medal semifinal contests, and the final games will be held Aug. 28.
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Extractions: Å arÅ«nas JasikeviÄius 5. M¤rz in Kaunas Litauen ), 1,93 m) ist ein Basketball -Spieler, der auf der Position des Aufbauspielers ( Point Guard ) spielt. Er verf¼gt neben seinen Spielmacherqualit¤ten ¼ber eine exzellente Wurftechnik, die er oft in Spiel entscheidenden Szenen f¼r 3-Punkte-W¼rfe einsetzt. JasikeviÄius wurde als Most Valuable Player MVP ) der Basketball-Europameisterschaft ausgezeichnet. Nach dem fehlgeschlagenen Versuch, bereits als Jugendlicher in der NBA Fu zu fassen, kehrte er 1998 f¼r eine Saison nach Litauen zum Top-Verein Lietuvos Rytas Vilnius zur¼ck. ber die Station BC Olimpia Ljubljana kam er im Herbst 2000 zum FC Barcelona . Nach der f¼r ihn und Litauen erfolgreichen Europameisterschaft (Europameistertitel) wurde er im Herbst 2003 vom israelischen Serienmeister Maccabi Tel Aviv verpflichtet. Seine starken Leistungen w¤hrend der Europameisterschaft 2003 konnte er bei den Olympischen Spielen 2004 in Athen wiederholen. Im Vorrunden-Spiel gegen die USA erzielte er sieben Dreipunkte-Treffer und f¼hrte die litauische Nationalmannschaft damit zu einem historischen 94:90-Sieg ¼ber das US-Team. Nach der Halbfinal-Niederlage gegen Italien reichte es dann allerdings nur zu einem vierten Platz hinter den USA. JasikeviÄius darf mittlerweile als einer der besten Point Guards in Europa z¤hlen. Neben dem Europameistertitel 2003 und der Bronzemedaille bei den Olympischen Spielen 2000, konnte er 2003 mit dem
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Extractions: Teams Maccabi Tel Aviv Bnei Hasharon Hapoel Jerusalem ... Archive Birth Date Position Point Guard Height 193 cm Country Lithuania Status Bosman Description Born in Kaunas, Lithuaniaâ¦ Graduated from Marylandâ¦ One of the best point guards in Europeâ¦ A great winnerâ¦ Great ball-handler, was born with rare court-vision skillsâ¦ An amazing passerâ¦ Hands out many assists, but turns over too many unforced ballsâ¦ Very dominant wherever he goesâ¦ Too adventures and moodyâ¦ Hot temperamentâ¦ You can never guess what he'll do in the next secondâ¦ Killer instinct with no-look pass or a clutch three-pointerâ¦ Automatic free throw shooterâ¦ Don't leave him from the perimeter when he's hotâ¦ Defense isn't his best side, but senses the stealâ¦ Won every title possibleâ¦ The first one in Yad Eliyahu with Lithuania's U-18 NTâ¦ Was one shot shy of becoming the first to defeat US Dream-Team in 2000 Olympicsâ¦ Did it 4 years later with 12 points in 2 fourth quarter minutesâ¦ Achivements Won the U-18 European Championship with Lithuania in 1994 at Tel Aviv Won the U-22 European Championship with Lithuania in 1996
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Extractions: FACTS: Was named to the 2003 Eurobasket All-Tournament Team that included Andrei Kirilenko of Russia, Tony Parker of France, and Pau Gasol of Spain Named Jasikevicius Has Continental Flair, Ex-Terp One of Europe's Best Guards By Tim Warren Washington Post Staff Writer Sunday, September 14, 2003; Juan Carlos Navarro Marko Jaric of the Los Angeles Clippers, he scored 18 points in the first half and finished with 21 points and 11 assists. "He's the leader on the floor he's always talking to his teammates," Parker said before today's game. "He's a great shooter and a very good passer. He's perfect for Europe. Could he play in the NBA? There might be some questions about his defense, but he runs a team pretty good." Jasikevicius said he hasn't ruled out trying the NBA, but he is 27 and quite comfortable playing in Europe. He and Navarro formed perhaps Europe's top back court while at Barcelona, but Jasikevicius has a new team now: He will head off to Maccabi Tel Aviv, another European powerhouse, when this championship is over. "There's a lot about the European style of ball I like," he acknowledged. "And a lot of Europeans have tried the NBA dream and found it is a myth. European ball is getting closer to the level of the NBA, anyway. I don't feel I have to play there to prove myself as a player."
Extractions: Associated Press PA vs. Maryland Shootout Alumni Sarunas Jasikevicius lights up the USA for 28 points. Sarunas is from Solanco High School and he was scouted out by the University of Maryland staff during the day at PA vs. Maryland activities and a phone call was made to Gary Williams who made it up for the final game of the day! The rest is history. That PA/MD All-Star game took place at Cumberland Valley High School. ATHENS, Greece Passed over by every NBA team and known mostly for his last-second miss in Sydney, a Lithuanian guard finally made a name for himself: Sah-ROO'-nis Yah-seh-KEH'-vih-shuhs. Sarunas Jasikevicius, whose off-target 3-pointer kept his team from pulling off the biggest upset of the 2000 Games, didn't miss when it counted Saturday night in a thrilling 94-90 victory against the United States. He scored 28 points and hit three in a row from behind the arc as the fourth quarter wound down, including a rare four-point play that put his team ahead to stay.
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Extractions: Jasikevicius Named Player Of The Year In Europe Former Terrapin given pair of international honors; scored 28 vs. U.S. in the Olympics. Dec. 30, 2004 COLLEGE PARK, Md. - Former Terrapin men's basketball player and current Lithuanian national team member Sarunas Jasikevicius was lauded with a pair of international player of the year awards, as voted by a panel of 72 journalists for the website Eurobasket.com Jasikevicius, who played for the Terps and head coach Gary Williams from 1994-1998, was named the European Player of the Year, which honors the top European-born hoops star playing in all countries, including European NBA players. He was also named the Europe Player of the Year, which includes players on European teams only. Jasikevicius is currently playing in the Euroleague for Maccabi in Tel Aviv, Israel, but next season may return to the Barcelona, Spain, squad he played for from 2000-2003, according to his website. "It has been great to watch Sarunas steadily improve, going from his high school days in Pennsylvania, to playing for us at Maryland, to being named the best player in Europe," said Williams. "It is a great tribute to Sarunas for the time and effort he has put into his game. We are all thrilled that he is probably the most famous player in all of Europe right now."
Extractions: It's been a few days of some big spending for the Cleveland Cavaliers. After reaching an agreement with guard Larry Hughes on Friday, the team has now reportedly sealed the deal with All-Star center Zydrunas Ilgauskas. Combined, the two will make an estimated $120-130 million dollars over five years as the new general manager Danny Ferry is determined to build Cleveland into a playoff team and owner Dan Gilbert is willing to pay the cost. By keeping Ilgauskas in the fold, the Cavaliers ensured there is stability for their superstar LeBron James. James has been vocal about wanting to keep Big Z backing him up and the team finally agreed. Stories from both camps circulated after the season that both sides were destined to part ways this summer, but Ferry was determined to keep the team a winner and knew an All-Star center good for the 16.9 points and 8.6 rebounds was too hard to find. The deal for the 30-year old Ilgauskas is worth between $55 and $60 million but is surprisingly only for five years instead of the maximum six. It was known that Gilbert was wary of signing Ilgauskas long term because of his foot injury history but the two sides obviously met at a compromise. The signing of Larry Hughes, who played for the Washington Wizards last season, proved that the third time was the charm for Cleveland. After being out-bid by Michael Redd's and Ray Allen's original teams, Cleveland was able to convince Hughes to leave DC. Hughes, a 6'5" combo guard, was brought in to be the Robin to James' Batman. Another jack-of-all-trades, although Hughes isn't the shooter Cleveland wanted originally - he is a superb scorer and defender who led the league in steals last season as well as being one of the best in the league at attacking the basket and getting to the free throw line. With his scoring average of 22.0 points per game last year, Hughes will find multiple ways of releasing the pressure off the Cavaliers' All-Star duo.