Zalgiris players pick out jersey numbers 0
As the season continues to close in on us, Zalgiris players had the chance to pick out their jersey numbers for the upcoming season.
Playing his second season for the green-and-whites, Thomas Walkup decided to exchange his number 7 jersey for 0, which belonged to Brandon Davies last year.
“I always want to wear No. 0, but I fully understand that it’s the players who’ve been on the team longer that get preference,” – said Walkup last season.
For the entirety of the upcoming season, he’ll be the first one to receive ovations as Zalgiris players will be called onto the hardwood. Right after him come three Zalgiris newcomers – Nigel Hayes will be rocking #1 on his jersey, while Alex Perez chose #2. Lukas Lekavicius is set to make a comeback to the team with his preferred #4.
Zach LeDay decided to stay loyal to his 32 jersey he wore in Olympiacos, as did Jock Landale, who will don #34.
Martinas Gebenas will wear his usual #23, while the rest of Zalgiris veterans will also retain their old numbers: Paulius Jankunas will traditionally wear number 13, Laurynas Birutis – 17, Arturas Milaknis – 21, Rokas Jokubaitis – 31, Marius Grigonis – 40, Edgaras Ulanovas – 92.
Zalgiris will test out their capabilities in real game-action at the start of September, as they play two closed-door friendly games in Kaunas. On the 1st of September, they will go up against Lietkabelis, followed by a meeting against Khimki Moscow on the 3rd of September.