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Saulius Kuzminskas

CENTER | (6-11, 230) | LITHUANIA

Notes: Despite being only 21, Kuzminskas became automatically eligible for the 2002 NBA draft when he left the University of California and signed to play in the Lithuanian League as a professional. Played very briefly at California during the 2000-01 season.

Played briefly for Sakalai of Lithuania during 1999-2000 season. In his first full season as a professional in Lithuania, averaged 11.5 points and 5.8 rebounds in 21.9 minutes per game. Ranked fourth in the league with 28 blocked shots and was 13th in the league in rebounding.

Showed potential in only the third game of the season when he scored 20 points against well-respected Lietuvos Ryas. Exploded for season-high 30 points and added nine rebounds vs. Alita Alytus. Posted one of three double-doubles for the season when he tallied 18 points and 12 rebounds vs. Sakalai. Scored 17 points and added nine rebounds vs. Atletas Kaunas.

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