Arturas Gudaitis will miss EuroBasket 2022

Tomas Vanagas
Staff Writer
2022-07-05 05:24
Credit: BNS
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The head coach of the Lithuanian national team, Kazys Maksvytis, announced that two more players will not compete in the EuroBasket 2022.

Those athletes are center Arturas Gudaitis and forward Eimantas Bendzius. Earlier, Maksvytis revealed that Edgaras Ulanovas will not help the team in the upcoming tournament as well.

"Gudaitis said he wants to get back in shape, rest, and heal his injuries. One more is Bendzius. He said that a new generation is coming, he asked me to spend this summer resting," coach Maksvytis said after the defeat to the Czechs.

Eimantas Bendžius

Eimantas  Bendžius
Team: Dinamo Sassari
Position: PF
Age: 32
Height: 207 cm
Weight: 98 kg
Birth place: Klaipėda, Lithuania

The Panathinaikos Athens target Arturas Gudaitis attended the game in Klaipeda and saw Lithuanian NT losing 72-83 over the Czech Republic.

Maksvytis also does not know whether Donatas Motiejunas of AS Monaco will be on the national team. The 45-year-old specialist has scheduled a meeting with Motiejunas in the near future.

Maksvytis once again confirmed both Lithuanian stars Jonas Valanciunas and Domantas Sabonis will be in the second summer camp. The coach said that, according to NBA rules, the duo will arrive 28 days ahead of EuroBasket 2022.

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The Lithuanian national team will gather for the next training camp on July 25, while EuroBasket will start on September 1. Valanciunas and Sabonis should join the squad on August 4.

Lithuania will start EuroBasket 2022 in Cologne (Germany), Group B, alongside France, Slovenia, Germany, Bosnia and Herzegovina, and Hungary.


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