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Sarunas Jasikevicius (Lithuanian Šarūnas Jasikevičius; born March 5, 1976 in Kaunas, Lithuania) is a basketball player, the MVP of the 2003 European Basketball Championship. Lithuanian is the official language of Lithuania, spoken by about 4 million native Lithuanians. ... March 5 is the 64th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (65th in leap years). ... 1976 is a leap year starting on Thursday (link will take you to calendar). ... City Flag Kaunas (Polish: Kowno, often anglicized as Kovno; Russian Каунас, formerly Ковно), is the second largest city in Lithuania with 400,000 inhabitants. ... The Republic of Lithuania (in Lithuanian, Lietuva) is a republic in Northeastern Europe. ... Basketball Basketball is a ball sport in which two teams of five players each try to score points by throwing a ball through a hoop. ... In American sports, a Most Valuable Player (MVP) award is an honor typically bestowed upon the best performing player or players on a specific team, in an entire league, or for a particular contest or series of contests. ...


Jasikevicius moved to the United States at a young age, playing in high school in Pennsylvania and at college at the University of Maryland. Although having success on that level, he went undrafted in the NBA Draft and went back to Lithuania to play for Lietuvos Rytas Vilnius for one season (1998-1999). He spent 1999-2000 in Slovenia with BC Olimpija Ljubljana. Sarunas won a bronze medal for Lithuania in the 2000 Summer Olympics, when his team lost to the United States Dream Team by just two points. The margin was the closest at the time since the US started to use professionals, as Jasikevicius' last-second desperation three-pointer that could have won the game for Lithuania never had a chance. The United States of America — also referred to as the United States, the U.S.A., the U.S., America, the States, or (archaically) Columbia—is a federal republic of 50 states located primarily in central North America (with the exception of two states: Alaska and Hawaii). ... State nickname: The Keystone State Other U.S. States Capital Harrisburg Largest city Philadelphia Governor Ed Rendell Official languages None Area 119,283 km² (33rd)  - Land 116,074 km²  - Water 3,208 km² (2. ... The University of Maryland, College Park (also known as UM, UMD, or UMCP) is a public coeducational university situated in suburban Maryland just outside Washington, DC. The flagship institution of the University System of Maryland, the university is most often referred to as the University of Maryland, even though the... The National Basketball Associations Draft is an annual event in which the 30 NBA Teams can select new players. ... Vilnius Old Town Vilnius (sometimes also Vilna in English, Belarusian Вільня, Polish Wilno, Russian Вильнюс, German Wilna, see also Cities alternative names) is the capital and largest city of Lithuania with population in excess of 540 thousand (in 2003). ... 1998 is a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year of the Ocean. ... 1999 is a common year starting on Friday of the Common Era, and was designated the International Year of Older Persons by the United Nations. ... 1999 is a common year starting on Friday of the Common Era, and was designated the International Year of Older Persons by the United Nations. ... 2000 is a leap year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Slovenia - Wikipedia /**/ @import /skins/monobook/IE50Fixes. ... Categories: 2000 Summer Olympics ... The United States of America — also referred to as the United States, the U.S.A., the U.S., America, the States, or (archaically) Columbia—is a federal republic of 50 states located primarily in central North America (with the exception of two states: Alaska and Hawaii). ... Alternative meaning: Dream Team The Dream Team was the unofficial nickname of the United States mens basketball team that won the gold medal at the 1992 Summer Olympics in Barcelona. ...


Sarunas moved to Spain and FC Barcelona, playing there from 2000 to 2003. He blossomed into one of the best players in Europe, winning the 2003 Euroleague. That same year, he led Lithuania to the European Basketball Championship, being named MVP in the process. Jasikevicius then moved to Israel's Maccabi Tel Aviv, and promptly won the 2004 and 2005 Euroleague with them. The Kingdom of Spain or Spain (Spanish and Galician: Reino de España or España; Catalan: Regne dEspanya; Basque: Espainiako Erresuma) is a country located in the southwest of Europe. ... Emblem FC Barcelona, also known as Barça, is a sports club in Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain with sections in many different sports. ... 2000 is a leap year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 2003 is a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar, and also: The International Year of Freshwater The European Disability Year Events January January 1 - Luíz Inácio Lula Da Silva becomes the 37th President of Brazil. ... 2003 is a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar, and also: The International Year of Freshwater The European Disability Year Events January January 1 - Luíz Inácio Lula Da Silva becomes the 37th President of Brazil. ... The Euroleague is a high-caliber professional basketball league with teams from all over Europe. ... Eurobasket is the name commonly used to refer to the European Basketball Championships that take every two years between national teams of the continent. ... The State of Israel (Hebrew: מְדִינַת יִשְׂרָאֵל, transliteration: ; Arabic: دَوْلَةْ اِسْرَائِيل, transliteration: ) is a country in the Middle East on the eastern edge of the Mediterranean Sea. ... Maccabi Tel-Aviv badge logo. ... 2004 is a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 2005 is a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Euroleague is a high-caliber professional basketball league with teams from all over Europe. ...


In the 2004 Summer Olympics, Sarunas had an amazing perfomance against the United States, hitting seven three-pointers and scoring 28 points, leading Lithuania to a terrific win. Unfortunately, Lithuania couldn't repeat its triumph, losing to the US in the bronze medal game. The Games of the XXVIII Olympiad, commonly known as the 2004 Summer Olympics were the 28th Summer Olympic Games. ...


Sarunas also has a younger brother, Vytenis, who is currently playing basketball at Pace Academy High School in Atlanta, USA. Downtown Atlanta skyline Atlanta is the capital and largest city of Georgia, a state of the United States of America. ...


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Sarunas Jasikevicius - definition of Sarunas Jasikevicius in Encyclopedia (280 words)
Sarunas Jasikevicius (born March 5, 1976 in Kaunas, Lithuania) is a basketball player, the MVP of the 2003 European Basketball Championship.
Jasikevicius moved to the United States at a young age, playing in high school in Pennsylvania and at college at the University of Maryland.
Sarunas won a bronze medal for Lithuania in the 2000 Summer Olympics, when his team lost to the United States Dream Team by just two points.
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