Janis Strelnieks moves to Zalgiris

2021-07-29T17:25:17+00:00 2021-07-29T17:25:17+00:00.

Giannis Askounis

29/Jul/21 17:25


Zalgiris welcomes its sixth summer addition, Janis Strelnieks

By Johnny Askounis/ info@eurohoops.net

Janis Strelnieks has joined Zalgiris for the next season, the team announced on Thursday.

He is the sixth player coming in for the Lithuanian powerhouse during the offseason following Edgaras Ulanovas, Mantas Kalnietis, Josh Nebo, Niels Giffey, and Tyler Cavanaugh.

Per the press release:Zalgiris Kaunas landed a veteran floor general still in the prime of his career by signing guard Janis Strelnieks for the next Turkish Airlines EuroLeague season.

Strelnieks (1.91 meters, 31 years old) arrives from CSKA Moscow, where he played the previous two seasons. He helped CSKA reach the last Final Four with 4.4 points and 1.6 assists per game in a reserve role of 14 minutes on average.

Before that, Strelnieks played two EuroLeague seasons each with Olympiacos Piraeus and Brose Bamberg after having debuted in the competition with Budivelnik Kiev in 2013-14.

Through 157 EuroLeague games over seven seasons, Strelnieks has averaged 8.1 points, 2.4 assists and 1.6 rebounds.

He also has parts of six EuroCup seasons under his belt – for Bamberg, Kiev, Spartak St Petersburg and Ventspils in his native Latvia – for slightly higher averages of 8.3 points, 3. 0 assists and 1.9 rebounds in 66 games.”