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Artūras Jomantas
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Position Point Forward
Height 6 ft 6.75 in (2.00 m)
Weight 205 lb (93 kg)
League LKL
Baltic Basketball League
Team Lietuvos Rytas
Number 21
Born May 4, 1985 (1985-05-04) (age 24)
Lithuania Mažeikiai, Lithuania
Nationality Lithuanian
Pro career 2003–present
Former teams Mažeikiai Nafta (2003-04)
Šiauliai (2004-06)

Artūras Jomantas (born May 4, 1985 in Mažeikiai, Lithuania) is a Lithuanian professional basketball player, currently playing in Lietuvos Rytas since 2006.[1] He also played for Mažeikiai Nafta (2003-04) and Šiauliai (2004-06).


Pro career

He made his debut with Mažeikiai (Lithuania) during the 2002-03 championship. He played high-school basketball at Laurinburg Normal HS. He signed for the 2003-04 season by Mažeikiai. He signed for the 2004-05 season by Šiauliai played there also the 2005-06 championship. He signed for the 2006-07 season by Lietuvos Rytas.


Lietuvos Rytas

Jomantas's debut in Rytas was successful, as he helped Rytas to reach ULEB Cup final and to win Baltic Basketball League title in 2007. Arturas Jomantas improved in 2007-08 season; he was Euroleague's Week 2 MVP, and got some attention from other Euroleague clubs. The biggest improved element in his games was defense, in big moments he could block and steal the ball. In 2008, Euroleague's Top 16, Jomantas did some big defensive plays against TAU Ceramica, Aris and, Fenerbahce Ulker. But because of 3 injuries, Rytas did not reach Euroleague quarterfinals. After the season, Jomantas became one of the most coveted Lithuanian basketball players.

Awards and achievements

  • LKL, Baltic Basketball League, LKF Vice-Champion - 2008
  • He was named the 2007-08 Euroleague Week-2 MVP.[2]
  • He won the 2007 Baltic League with BC Lietuvos Rytas.[3]
  • He played in the 2005 Lithuanian All Star Game.
  • He played in the 2006 FIBA EuroCup All Star Game.
  • He played in 2007 Baltic League All Star Game.
  • He has been member of the Lithuanian U-16, U-18, U-20 and U-21 National Team.
  • He played at the 2001 European U-16 Championship.
  • He won the silver medal at the 2003 World U-18 Championship.
  • He won the silver medal at the 2005 European U-20 Championship.
  • He won the bronze medal at the 2005 European U-20 Championship.
  • He won the gold medal at the 2005 World Under-21 Championship.
  • LKF cup winner: 2009
  • LKL second place winner: 2007, 2008
  • ULEB Eurocup champion 2009


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