Lithuanian youth (U19) national team has finished its preparation cycle ahead of U19 World Cup with a loss. In the last game, team coached by Gediminas Petrauskas 69:82 (16:22, 22:16, 12:19, 19:25) lost against Estonian U19 national team. Lithuanians had to play USA national team, but after a travel setback, Lithuanians had to look for another opponent.
„We missed way too many shots today. If the defence has improved compared to the game against Australia, the offence has been worse today. Gabrielius Mažeika and Kasparas Jonauskas were the last to be cut off the final 12 men roster, this procedure is not very pleasant, but there is nothing we can do about it. Everybody has been working great during the practices, but those decisions need to be made”, – said the Lithuanian youth team head coach Gediminas Petrauskas.
LITHUANIA: Tubelis 15pts, Lelevičius 12pts, Jocius 9pts (6reb), Stenionis and Rubinas 7pts each.
ESTONIA: Riismaa 17pts, Pehka 16pts, Toom 14pts.
Youth (U19) World Cup will start on July 3rd. In the first groups stage game, Lithuanians will play against the Canadian national team. The game will start at 15:00 o’clock and the game will be broadcast live on TV6 TV.
Group A will also feature Senegal and Japan, and all four teams will advance to the round of 16.
Lithuanian Youth National Team Roster
|Vardas pavardė||Krepšinio mokykla/Klubas||Pirmasis treneris|
|Dominykas Stenionis||Kauno KA „Žalgiris"||Saulius Marčiukaitis|
|Jokūbas Rubinas||Vilniaus KM||Renata Martinkienė|
|Hubertas Pivorius||Sostinės KM||Tomas Purlys|
|Mantas Rubštavičius||Panevėžio SC||Viktoras Apinys|
|Augustas Marčiulionis||Vilniaus „Rytas"||Rolandas Penikas|
|Liutauras Lelevičius||Kauno KA „Žalgiris"||Rolandas Rakutis|
|Edgaras Preibys||Mažeikų SM||Vladas Šulcas|
|Ąžuolas Tubelis||Vilniaus KM||Vytenis Tupčiauskas|
|Motiejus Krivas||Kauno „Žalgiris-3“||Sigitas Polekas|
|Titas Sargiūnas||Kauno KA „Žalgiris"||Rolandas Rakutis|
|Rokas Jocius||Kauno KA „Žalgiris"||Julius Pranevičius|
|Radvilas Kneižys||Klaipėdos V.Knašiaus KM||Justas Bražas|