Zalgiris Kaunas officially announced that the Lithuanian international point guard Lukas Lekavičius will continue his career where he started from, meaning the Lithuanian power house, of Zalgiris
After a couple of campaigns with the Greek powerhouse of Panathinaikos, Lukas Lekavicius made his way back to Kaunas. The Lithuanian club confirmed the rumors surrounding the 25-year-old point guard’s return personaly and via a press relase who gave back at home on Monday. Lekavicius signed a one-year contract with an option for an additional season.
“My decision to return was not difficult” the Lithuanian point guard confessed and added: “I wanted more playing time. Zalgiris has improved these past years and entered the EuroLeague elite, so there will be fewer challenges than in Athens. Even though I was held to a bench role behind Nick Calathes, I feel like I’m returning with added experience I will try to use at Kaunas.”
He’s coming off 33 EuroLeague appearances during the 2018-19 season with 4 points and 1.3 assists per contest. Lekavicius also averaged 7 points per Greek Basket League game.
The 25-year-old international before his departure to Athens and Panathianikos he was averaging 8.5 ppg, 3.5 apg and 1.9 rpg in 30 Euroleague performances during 2016-17 season.
So the “Luke Skywalker” as Pitino named the Lithuanian guard after his initiall entrance in Panathinaikos, is leaving the Greek club without something “Special” at his personal resume.. Two champion leagues and one cup though is solid for the palamare of the international player.