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Laurynas Birutis, the Lithuanian 20-year-old, 7-foot-1 center averaged 15.1 points, 7.0 rebounds and 1.4 blocks for his team BC Siauliai in the Lithuanian first division, the best in all three categories. In an interview with ESPN, he talked about his goals and the upcoming NBA Draft:
“The NBA has always been my dream. Therefore, I would like to try my chances there. This was not a difficult decision, because I want to try to compete against the best players in the world.”
Birutis is considered a potential second-round pick by NBA teams.
Jonathan Givony of ESPN reported the news:
7’1 Lithuanian Laurynas Birutis, a potential 2nd rounder, declared for the NBA draft, his agent Sarunas Broga told ESPN.
“The NBA has always been my dream,” Birutis told ESPN. “I want to try to compete against the best players in the world.”
News story: https://t.co/buAB1HiEBM
— Jonathan Givony (@DraftExpress) April 16, 2018