Martynas Gecevičius

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Martynas Gecevičius
Martynas Gecevicius by Augustas Didzgalvis.jpg
Gecevičius, with Lithuania, in 2013.
No. 13Aris Thessaloniki
Position Shooting guard
League Greek Basket League
Personal information
Born (1988-05-16) 16 May 1988 (age 31)
Vilnius, Lithuanian SSR, Soviet Union
NationalityLithuanian
Listed height6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)
Listed weight205 lb (93 kg)
Career information
NBA draft 2010 / Undrafted
Playing career2004–present
Career history
2004–2007 Sakalai
2007–2011 Lietuvos rytas
2011–2013 Olympiacos
2013–2015 Lietuvos rytas
2015–2016 TED Ankara Kolejliler
2016–2017 CAI Zaragoza
2017–2018 Stelmet Zielona Góra
2018–2019 Skycop Prienai
2019–present Aris Thessaloniki
Career highlights and awards

Martynas "Marty" Gecevičius (born May 16, 1988) is a Lithuanian professional basketball player for Aris of the Greek Basket League.

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Professional career

Gecevičius debuted in the EuroLeague during the 2007–08 season, averaging 3.2 points per game, which he increased to 14.2 points per game in the 2009–10 season, making him a desirable player in the 2010 summer transfer market. His Euroleague career high is 21 points, scored against Efes. During the 2010–11 season, he averaged 11.5 points per game in the LKL, and 9.3 points per game in the Baltic Basketball League.

After signing with Olympiacos, [1] Gecevičius won the EuroLeague 2011–12 season championship, and the 2011–12 Greek League championship. He also won the 2012–13 season championship of the EuroLeague, with Olympiacos.

On July 31, 2013 it was announced that Gecevičius will return to Lietuvos rytas. [2]

On July 9, 2015, Gecevičius signed with TED Ankara Kolejliler for the 2015–16 BSL season. [3]

On August 19, 2016, he signed with Spanish club CAI Zaragoza. [4] On May 16, 2017, Gecevičius was named best three-point shooter of the Liga Endesa. [5] [6]

On October 26, 2017, he signed with Polish club Stelmet Zielona Góra. [7]

He returned to the Lithuanian league by signing with the Skycop Prienai. He won the King Mindaugas Cup Three-Point Contest on 17 February, 2019. [8]

Lithuanian national team

At the 2010 FIBA World Championship, Gecevičius played for the senior Lithuanian national basketball team, which won Bronze medals. [9] He was a candidate to be on the Lithuania national team roster for EuroBasket 2011. He was also a candidate to be on Lithuanian roster for EuroBasket 2013, however on August 22, 2013, it was announced that he left the national team, due to head coach Jonas Kazlauskas' decision. [10]

In 2015, he was included into the national team's extended candidates list, but was not invited to the training camp. [11]

Career statistics

Legend
  GPGames played  GS Games started MPG Minutes per game
 FG%  Field-goal percentage 3P%  3-point field-goal percentage FT%  Free-throw percentage
 RPG  Rebounds per game APG  Assists per game SPG  Steals per game
 BPG  Blocks per game PPG Points per game PIR  Performance Index Rating
 Bold Career high

Note: The EuroLeague is not the only competition in which the player participated for the team during the season. He also played in domestic competition, and regional competition if applicable.

Denotes seasons in which Gecevičius' team won the EuroLeague

EuroLeague

YearTeamGPGSMPGFG%3P%FT%RPGAPGSPGBPGPPGPIR
2007–08 Lietuvos Rytas 1809.3.500.3931.000.7.1.4.03.22.6
2009–10 Lietuvos Rytas101033.7.476.452.8892.93.31.3.014.214.5
2010–11 Lietuvos Rytas15928.8.462.412.8393.02.6.5.111.712.6
2011–12 Olympiacos 18316.7.417.413.8161.3.8.3.06.25.7
2012–13Olympiacos1506.0.174.222.750.8.3.1.01.0.3
2013–14 Lietuvos Rytas10929.1.443.443.7922.72.01.2.012.412.1
Career863118.8.443.413.8481.71.3.6.07.37.1

Awards and achievements

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References

  1. Euroleague.net OLYMPIACOS signs scorer Gecevicius. (in English)
  2. Gecevičius returns to Rytas (in Lithuanian)
  3. Martynas Gecevicius signs with TED Kolejliler Ankara
  4. CAI Zaragoza signs Martynas Gecevicius
  5. "Gecevicius recibe el Premio Sportium al Mejor Triplista de la Liga Endesa". ACB.COM. Retrieved 16 May 2017.
  6. "Martynas Gecevičius – geriausias Ispanijos lygos snaiperis". BasketNews.lt (in Lithuanian). Retrieved 17 May 2017.
  7. Martynas Gecevicius signs with Stelmet Zielona Gora
  8. "Snaiperio titulą pagriebęs M.Gecevičius: „Penkias dienas buvau kamuolio nelietęs"". 15min.lt/24sek. Retrieved 17 February 2019.
  9. FIBA.com Martynas GECEVICIUS (LTU). (in English)
  10. Martynas Gecevičius leaves Lithuania national team (in Lithuanian)
  11. "J. Kazlausko sprendimas: paaiškėjo, kurie krepšininkai ruošis Europos čempionatui". Delfi.lt. Retrieved 9 July 2015.