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Eurelijus Žukauskas
Nickname Žukis
Position Center
Height 7 ft 2 in (2.18 m)
Weight 260 lb (120 kg)
Born August 22, 1973 (1973-08-22) (age 36)
Klaipėda, Lithuanian ,
Nationality Lithuania
Draft 2nd round, 54th overall, 1995
Seattle SuperSonics
Pro career 1994–2009
Former teams Neptūnas Klaipėda (1994-1997)
Žalgiris Kaunas (1997-2000)
Paf Bologna (2000-2001)
Lokomotiv Mineralnye Vody (2001-2002)
UNICS Kazan (2002-2004)
Ülkerspor (2004-2005)
Olympiacos (2005-2006)
Lietuvos Rytas (2006-2007)
Žalgiris (2007-2009)
Olympic medal record
Men's Basketball
Competitor for  Lithuania
Bronze Atlanta 1996 National team
Bronze Sydney 2000 National team
European Championships
Competitor for  Lithuania
Silver 1995 Greece National team
Gold 2003 Sweden National team

Eurelijus Žukauskas (About this sound pronunciation , born August 22, 1973, in Klaipėda, Lithuanian , is a former Lithuanian professional basketball player. He played for the Lithuanian national basketball team from 1995 to 2004.

In 1995 NBA Draft Žukauskas was drafted as a #54 by Seattle SuperSonics in the second round. On June 28, 1995 the Milwaukee Bucks acquired his rights from Seattle.

He is a center 218 cm tall and weighs 115 kg. He suffered an injury in October 2005 and was sidelined for 4 months, released in January 2006. His stats with Ülkerspor in Euroleague: 22 games: 10.6 ppg, 7.0 rpg, 1.8 bpg, 2FGP: 63.6%; Turkish League: 31 games: 8.7 ppg, 4.9 rpg, 1.4 apg, 2FGP: 59.0%, Blocks - 4 (1.7 bpg)

He officially announced his retirement on May 20, 2009.

Career

Awards/achievements

  • Olympic Bronze medalist - 1996, 2000
  • Euroleague champion - 1999
  • European champion - 2003
  • LKL champion - 1998, 1999, 2008
  • Lithuanian All-Star Slam Dunk Contest Winner - 1999
  • FIBA Europe League Champion - 2004
  • BBL champion - 2007, 2008
  • LKL Vice-champion - 2007
  • Lithuanian National Cup - 2008

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