Kęstutis Šeštokas

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Kęstutis Šeštokas
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Personal information
Born (1976-04-15) April 15, 1976 (age 42)
Kaunas, Lithuanian SSR, USSR
NationalityLithuanian
Listed height6 ft 7 12 in (2.02 m)
Listed weight222 lb (101 kg)
Career information
Playing career1993–2012
Position Power forward
Number8
Career history
1993–2000 Žalgiris Kaunas
2000–2003 Lietuvos rytas Vilnius
2003–2004 BK Ventspils
2004–2005 Lietuvos rytas Vilnius
2005 BK Ventspils
2005 Khimik Yuzhny
2005–2006 AEL Limassol
2006–2007 UB La Palma
2007–2008 Tartu Ülikool/Rock
2008–2010Rudupis Prienai
2010–2012 Ežerūnas-Karys
Career highlights and awards

Kęstutis Šeštokas (born April 15, 1976) is a Lithuanian professional basketball player, who plays at the power forward position. He last played for Molėtai Ežerūnas-Karys basketball team. He is the only player who has won the domestic leagues (LKL, LBL, KML) of all three Baltic states. His major trophies include the Euroleague title in 1999, [1] the ULEB Cup title in 2005 [2] and the Saporta Cup in 1998 [3] as well as many regional and domestic titles.

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National Team

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EuroBasket 1997 1997 edition of the Eurobasket

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Club

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References

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  2. "Lietuvos Rytas is the new champ!!!!". ULEB CUP (2005-04-19). Retrieved on 2009-02-09
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