Kaspars Cipruss

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Kaspars Cipruss
Kristaps Valters, Estonia-Latvia, 2006.jpg
Cipruss in the background with Kristaps Valters
No. 4BK Jēkabpils
Position Center
League LBL2
Personal information
Born (1982-02-18) February 18, 1982 (age 39)
Rēzekne, Latvia
Listed height6 ft 11 in (2.11 m)
Listed weight253 lb (115 kg)
Career information
Playing career1998–2016, 2019–present
Career history
1998–1999 ASK/Brocēni/LMT
2000 BK Gulbenes Buki
2000–2001 Pallacanestro Trieste
2001–2002 KK Union Olimpija
2001–2002 KD Slovan
2002–2003 BK Skonto
2003–2004 Unia Tarnow
2003–2004 CB Sevilla
2003–2004 CB Ciudad de Huelva
2004–2006CB Sevilla
2006–2007 CB Breogán
2007–2008 BK Ventspils
2008 BK Liepājas Lauvas
2008–2009 BK Prostějov
2009 Shabab Al Ahli
2009–2010BK Jelgava
2010 Óbila CB
2010–2011 BK Valmiera
2011–2012 BC Rakvere Tarvas
2012 BC Lietkabelis Panevėžys
2012–2013 BC Odessa
2013 BK Jēkabpils
2013–2014BC Rakvere Tarvas
2015 Barons/LDz
2016BK Kekava
2019–presentBK Jēkabpils

Kaspars Cipruss (born February 2, 1982) is a Latvian basketball player.


Club career

Born in Rezekne, Latvia, Cipruss started his basketball career in Latvian powerhouse ASK/Brocēni/LMT in 1998. After extinction of the team he had a brief spell in Latvian team BK Gulbenes Buki.

In 2000, he drew interest from Rutgers, Wake Forest, North Carolina State, Georgia Tech, UNLV and Boston College. [1] Cipruss signed a letter of intent to play basketball at Rutgers, but he had letter-of-intent problem, so he decided instead to play professionally in Europe. [2]

Therefore, he moved to Italy, joining Lega Basket Serie A team Pallacanestro Trieste. Soon after he signed a 3-year contract with Slovenian Euroleague team KK Union Olimpija, but was loaned to KD Slovan. Since then he has played professional basketball in Poland, various levels in Spain, United Arab Emirates, Czech Republic, Estonia and Lithuania. [3]

On 23 January 2015, he signed with Barons/LDz of the Latvian Basketball League. [4]

National team

Cipruss started his Latvia national basketball team career with the youngest, U16 team. Few years later, in 1998 he was part of the team which managed to achieve 9th place at the FIBA Under-19 World Championship and semi-final spot in the U19 EuroBasket. Three years later he was also part of the senior team, which reached the quarterfinals of EuroBasket 2001. Later on he has also been in the final tournaments in 2005 and 2007. [5]



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