The Lithuanian National Team head coach – Kestutis Kemzura – announced the roster for his team, and for college basketball fans there was a familiar name. Deividas Dulkys, who just graduated from Florida State, has made the 19-man roster.
There are several other former college players, but none besides Dulkys who played this year. Dulkys averaged 7.0 points per game as a senior, and made 38% of his 3s. For his career, he finished 3rd all-time at FSU for 3-pointers made. His most famous moment came when he made 8-10 vs North Carolina on his way to a career high 32 points.
Now, with several players from the 19-man roster finishing up their professional seasons, Dulkys has a short window to make an impression. Only 13 of the players are currently in camp. Dulkys – whose 3-point shooting in practice is the stuff of legends – was only able to translate that into game situations in streaks. Each of his four seasons was punctuated by at least one prolonged slump But in a new place, on a new roster, perhaps he find consistency. And if he does, he could make the final travel roster for the National Team.
The Lithuanian team is preparing for the 2012 Olympics in London. They’ve finished no worse than 4th in the past five Olympic Games.