Monaco signed Donatas Motiejunas

2021-08-18T09:53:54+00:00 2021-08-18T10:42:32+00:00.

Aris Barkas

18/Aug/21 09:53

The Lithuanian big man returns to Europe after a decade

By Eurohoops team/

Donatas Motiejunas is the new addition of Monaco for the upcoming season. The 30 years old center (2,13 m) returns to Europe after spending the bulk of his career in the NBA and China.

The 20th pick of the 2011 draft left Europe in 2012 after playing for Zalgiris Kaunas, Benetton Treviso, and Prokom.

In his previous EuroLeague campaign, Motiejunas set the competition record with 18 rebounds in a game for Asseco Prokom Gdynia in December 2011.

He also played for the Houston Rockets, the San Antonio Spurs, and the New Orleans Pelicans.

Motiejunas has spent most of the past four seasons in China. First came two seasons with the Shandong Golden Stars and then a season each with Shanghai Sharks and the Xinjang Flying Tigers. Last season he averaged 21.5 points and led the Chinese League with 13.7 rebounds per game. He also posted 4.2 assists and 2.0 steals per game.