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Artūras Karnišovas
Position Small forward
Height 6 ft 8.5 in (2.04 m)
Weight 203 lb (92 kg)
Born April 27, 1971 (1971-04-27) (age 38)
Klaipėda, Lithuanian SSR, Soviet Union
Nationality Lithuanian
College Seton Hall
Draft Not drafted, 1994
Pro career 1987–2002
Former teams Statyba Vilnius (1987–1990)
Cholet (1994–1995)
FC Barcelona (1995–1997)
Olympiacos (1997–1998)
Fortitudo Bologna (1998–2000)
FC Barcelona (2000–2002)
Olympic medal record
Men's basketball
Competitor for  Lithuania
Bronze 1992 National team
Bronze 1996 National team
European Championships
Silver 1995 Greece National team

Artūras Karnišovas (born April 27, 1971 in Klaipėda, Lithuanian SSR, Soviet Union)[1] is a retired Lithuanian professional basketball player.

Karnišovas started his early career in Lithuania with Statyba Vilnius while in high school and played there until 1990. Artūras Karnišovas traveled overseas to play college basketball at Seton Hall University in the United States. He played four years at Seton Hall University, averaging 18.3 points in his senior season in 1994.[2] After trying and failing to draw interest from an NBA team, Karnišovas began playing overseas. Karnišovas has played for Barcelona (Spain), Fortitudo Bologna (Italy), Olympiakos (Greece), and Cholet (France),[3] and helped lead Lithuania to consecutive Bronze Medals at the Summer Olympics in 1992 and 1996.[1] He was also a first-team All-Star in the 1998 World Championships.[4] He reached the Final Four of the Euroleague 3 times and led the 1998–99 Euroleague in free throw percentage (89.6 %). Now he is international scout for Houston Rockets




  1. ^ a b "Karnishovas",, accessed August 25, 2007.
  2. ^ "Arturas Karnishovas, Seton Hall", accessed August 25, 2007.
  3. ^ "Eurobasket - Arturas Karnishovas Player Profile basketball",, accessed August 25, 2007.
  4. ^ "Eurobasket - World Championships",, accessed August 25, 2007.

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