Marek Blazevic pens multiyear deal with Zalgiris

2020-06-30T08:22:20+00:00 2020-06-30T11:55:01+00:00.

Giannis Askounis

30/Jun/20 08:22

Zalgiris Kaunas announces its third summer addition with 18-year-old Marek Blazevic joining the club.

By Eurohoops Team/

Young center and 2020 NBA draft early entrant, Marek Blazevic signed a three-year contract with Zalgiris Kaunas, the Lithuanian powerhouse announced. He is the third summer signing following the additions of Tomas Dimsa and Steve Vasturia.

“It was a difficult decision since I was already one foot abroad,” he said upon signing his new contract, “But then I received a call from Robertas Javtokas, met up with the coach. That turned the tables to where we are now. I think it will be a good decision.”

Coming from Rytas Vilnius, the Lithuanian center posted 4.1 points and 3 rebounds per 7DAYS EuroCup match, and 7 points per LKL contest up to the early conclusion of both 2019-20 campaigns due to the coronavirus pandemic. Future projections feature the Turkish Airlines EuroLeague under the guidance of Sarunas Jasikevicius.

“His interpersonal qualities left an impression, but first and foremost, his honesty. Also, the way unbelievable way he understands basketball, and just how simple of a person he is,” he mentioned regarding his new coach, “Perhaps he looks scary on the sidelines, yelling at everybody, but he really is an ordinary and down-to-earth person.”

“If people would watch all of my games, they’d see that I put my heart out there on the court. I’ll never back down from an opponent. In the last year I matured, my goals got bigger, my love for the game grew, my attitude changed. I took a big step forward,” he added per Zalgiris, “I think I will surprise the fans.”