Zalgiris inks Marek Blazevic on long-term deal 27

Zalgiris reveals its third signing of the offseason, as 18-year-old Marek Blazevic joins Tomas Dimsa and Steve Vasturia in a green-and-white jersey.

A member of numerous Lithuanian youth national teams, Blazevic spent his basketball years in Vilnius’, and received several offers from abroad after the season. While the big man revealed he was close to taking his career abroad, he ultimately chose Zalgiris.

Last season the center averaged 7.0 points and 3.3 rebounds in almost 12 minutes of action in the Lithuanian Basketball League (LKL).

“It was a difficult decision, since I was already one foot abroad. But then I received a call from Robertas Javtokas, met up with the coach. That turned the tables to where we are now. I think it will be a good decision.”

The basketball player revealed that Zalgiris’ head coach Sarunas Jasikevicius played a big part in turning him towards Kaunas. The team’s strategist won the young player with his honesty.

“His interpersonal qualities left an impression, but first and foremost – his honesty. Also, the way unbelievable way he understands basketball, and just how simple of a person he is. Perhaps he looks scary on the sidelines, yelling at everybody, but he really is an ordinary and down-to-earth person.”

Blazevic made a mark last season playing several great games against Zalgiris that drew the eyes of the basketball community. His play wasn’t the only thing that turned some heads, though, as he went toe to toe in physical battles with Zalgiris veterans.

“If people would watch all of my games, they’d see that I put my heart out there on the court. I’ll never back down from an opponent. In the last year I matured, my goals got bigger, my love for the game grew, my attitude changed. I took a big step forward.”

The big man, who signed a three-year deal with Zalgiris, and has put his name into the NBA draft, had a message for the green-and-white fan army.

“I think I will surprise you.”

Comments

  1. 709

    Jaunuolis turi sportines agresijos, nebijo pakovoti uz komanda. Nesvarbu is kur jis kiles, svarbu kad pilnai atsiduotu Zalgiriui.Sveikas atvykes i Kauna.

  2. M.

    Sėdės ant suolo ir tiek.

  3. Aha

    Man tik idomu, kodel Zalgiris leido vaikiui tiek sneket apie Sara kaip pagrindini persikelimo faktoriu, kai, pasak uzsienio zurnalistu, jis jau be penkiu minuciu Fenerio treneris? Kazkaip negraziai atrodo bico atzvilgiu, jei tiek prikalbejes gali likt kvailio vietoj. Nebent cia Zalgiris kazkokius mind games zaidzia, bet nemanau, kad verta ir kad tai ka nors padetu.

  4. Kaunas

    Sveikas atvykes!

  5. f

    nu ir kam jis buvo reikalingas??

  6. Marekas

    Kaip sako pats Marekas didele itaka jo sprendimui turejo Jasikeviciaus parodytas demesys papirko atvirumu idomu kaip cia bus Marekas ateina Saras iseitu

  7. Darius

    Atsimenu kaip rytas Gudaitį iš Žalgirio persiviliojo, o paskui sezono pradžioje tik pyst ir pasikeitė treneris ir bičas liko be pažadų. Dabar Marekas eina į Žalgirį, nes didelę įtaką padarė Jasikevičius, kuris pats vos ne ant lagaminų sėdi. Turbūt visi supranta, ką reiškia Žalgiriui Jasikevičius. Treneri, lik

  8. Vycka

    jei būtų bent 20-21, tai dar matyčiau miglotą perspektyvą, bet tokiu atveju Birutį pasiliktų, čia rimtai kažką mato, o šiaip visi pamena jo 18 pts per 17 min į Žalgirio krepšį – neblogai jaunuoliui, kuriam ne taip seniai 18 buvo suėję?

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    Nedziuginantis aidas is Graikijos Saras pirma Kaune svarsto zengti kita zingsni

  10. Remigijus

    Šaunuolis

  11. Hyper

    Welcome Marek. Kovingumo labai reikes

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  13. Liepa

    Gal kas zino kaip su abonementais neinformuoja ar asmeniskai pastu del pratesimo

  14. Darius

    tempia gumą su abonementais iki rugsėjo mėn, kol bus aiškiau kiek galima parduoti bilietų ir ar galima bus žaisti su žiūrovais

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