Egidijus Mockevičius

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Egidijus Mockevičius
No. 55 – Montakit Fuenlabrada
PositionCenter
LeagueLiga ACB
Personal information
Born (1992-09-01) September 1, 1992 (age 27)
Kuršėnai, Lithuania
NationalityLithuanian
Listed height6 ft 10 in (2.08 m)
Listed weight237 lb (108 kg)
Career information
CollegeEvansville (2012–2016)
NBA draft2016 / Undrafted
Playing career2010–present
Career history
2010–2012Akademija Vilnius
2016–2017Long Island Nets
2017–2018Lietuvos rytas
2018–2019VL Pesaro
2019–presentFuenlabrada
Career highlights and awards

Egidijus Mockevičius (born September 1, 1992) is a Lithuanian professional basketball player for Montakit Fuenlabrada of the Spanish Liga ACB. He played college basketball for the University of Evansville.

Early life[edit]

Before joining Evansville, Mockevičius played for Akademija Vilnius in Lithuania. There he played for two seasons, averaging 14.3 points and 7.6 rebounds while shooting a 71% from the floor in his last season.[1]

College career[edit]

In his third year, Mockevičius averaged 12.5 points and 9.9 rebounds, accumulating a total of 20 double-doubles. He finished the season with a powerful 27 point and 12 rebound performance[2] On November 28, 2015, Mockevičius grabbed a career-high 21 rebounds.[3] On January 2, 2016, he repeated this achievement.[4] Following his fourth and final season, he was named defensive MVP of the conference and was included into the first-team All-MVC for a second straight season.[5][6][7] In his fourth NCAA season, he averaged 15.7 points, 14 rebounds and 2.8 blocks per game.[8]

Professional career[edit]

After going undrafted in the 2016 NBA draft, Mockevičius joined the Brooklyn Nets for the 2016 NBA Summer League.[9][10][11] On August 5, 2016, he signed with the Nets,[12] but was later waived on October 18 after appearing in one preseason game.[13] On November 1, he was acquired by the Long Island Nets of the NBA Development League as an affiliate player of the Nets.[14] On November 11, he made his professional debut in a 123–94 loss to the Windy City Bulls, recording eight points, three rebounds, one assist, one steal and three blocks in 22 minutes off the bench.[15]

On September 30, 2017, Mockevičius signed a three-year deal with Lietuvos rytas Vilnius, but was not able to play from the start of the season due to injury.[16] On July 5, 2018, Mockevičius' contract was terminated by the team.[17]

On July 25, 2018, Mockevičius signed a one-year contract with VL Pesaro of the Italian Lega Basket Serie A (LBA).[18] He would go on to lead the league in rebounds per game during the 2018-19 season.[19] On August 7, 2019, Mockevičius signed a two-year deal with Spanish club Montakit Fuenlabrada.[20]

National team career[edit]

He won four gold medals with Lithuania national teams: European Youth Summer Olympic Festival (U-15) in 2007, Europe U-18 in 2010, World U-19 in 2011 and Europe U-20 in 2012.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Egidijus Mockevicius - 2013-14 Men's Basketball". GoPurpleAces.com. Retrieved October 6, 2016.
  2. ^ Miklovas, Jonas (April 10, 2015). "NCAA lietuviai: nuo debiutavusio Sabonio iki prestižinį universitetą baigiančio Maldūno". BasketNews.lt (in Lithuanian). Retrieved November 28, 2015.
  3. ^ "Egidijus Mockevičius per NCAA rungtynes atkovojo 21 kamuolį". BasketNews.lt (in Lithuanian). November 28, 2015. Retrieved November 28, 2015.
  4. ^ "NCAA pirmenybėse – sėkmingi lietuvių pasirodymai ir galingas Mockevičiaus dvigubas dublis". BasketNews.lt (in Lithuanian). January 3, 2016. Retrieved January 3, 2016.
  5. ^ "2016 MVC Men's Basketball All-Conference". MVC-Sports.com. Archived from the original on March 3, 2016. Retrieved March 14, 2016.
  6. ^ "VanVleet Highlights MVC Top Honors". MVC-Sports.com. Retrieved March 14, 2016.
  7. ^ Urbonas, Donatas (March 13, 2016). "Trijų Lietuvos monstrų NCAA kelias: NBA, Eurolyga ar vidutiniokai?". 24sek.lt (in Lithuanian). Retrieved March 14, 2016.
  8. ^ Bertulis, Mantas (March 28, 2016). "Mockevičius: "NBA ir Lietuvos rinktinė yra didžiausi tikslai"". BasketNews.lt (in Lithuanian). Retrieved March 28, 2016.
  9. ^ "Brooklyn Nets Announce Summer League Roster". NBA. July 4, 2016. Retrieved July 6, 2016.
  10. ^ Obradovic, Igor (June 26, 2016). "Egidijus Mockevicius joins The Nets". USA Basket. Retrieved June 30, 2016.
  11. ^ "Brooklyn Nets filling out summer league roster, sign centers Henry Sims, Egidijus Mockevicius". Nets Daily. 26 June 2016. Retrieved June 30, 2016.
  12. ^ "Brooklyn Nets Sign Beau Beech, Yogi Ferrell, and Egidijus Mockevicius". NBA.com. August 5, 2016. Retrieved August 5, 2016.
  13. ^ "Brooklyn Nets Waive Beech, Budinger, Gutierrez and Mockevicius". NBA.com. October 18, 2016. Retrieved October 18, 2016.
  14. ^ "Long Island Nets Announce Training Camp Roster". NBA.com. November 1, 2016. Archived from the original on November 4, 2016. Retrieved November 1, 2016.
  15. ^ "Bulls Run To Victory In Inaugural Game". NBA.com. November 11, 2016. Retrieved November 20, 2016.
  16. ^ "Pristatymas jau šį vakarą: „Lietuvos rytas" pasirašė sutartį su Egidijumi Mockevičiumi". www.bcvilnius.lt (in Lithuanian). September 30, 2017. Retrieved September 30, 2017.
  17. ^ "Vilniaus "Rytas" atsisveikino su dviem žaidėjais". www.bcvilnius.lt (in Lithuanian). July 5, 2018. Retrieved July 5, 2018.
  18. ^ "La VL firma Egidijus Mockevicius". www.victorialibertas.it (in Italian). July 25, 2018. Retrieved July 25, 2018.
  19. ^ "Italian Lega Basket Serie A Best Individual Seasons - RealGM". basketball.realgm.com. Retrieved 2019-07-24.
  20. ^ "Fuenlabrada signs Egidijius Mockevicius". Sportando. 7 August 2019. Retrieved 7 August 2019.

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