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Mindaugas Katelynas - SF/PF, 6'9, 225
Retired - Retired after 2015 season
       Date of birth: 05/16/1983
       Country: Lithuania
     Drafted (NBA): Undrafted, 2005
     Out of: Tennesse-Chattanooga
  NBA Experience: 0 years
  Hand: Right

Date
League
Transaction
12th April, 2005 USBL Drafted 31st overall in the 2005 USBL Draft by New Jersey Flyers.
20th April, 2005 WBA Drafted 32nd overall in the 2005 WBA Draft by Cleveland Majic.
10th August, 2005 Italy Signed a one year contract with Vertical Vision Cantu.
30th December, 2005 Italy Released by Cantu.
2nd October, 2006 Italy Signed a one year contract with Junior Casale Montferraro (Serie B).
7th November, 2007 Italy Signed a one year contract with AJ Milano.
26th July, 2008 Italy Re-signed by AJ Milano to a two year contract. Included team option for 2009/10.
July 2009 Italy Milan exercised 2009/10 team option.
24th August, 2009 Spain Signed a one year contract with Lucentum Alicante.
22nd July, 2010 Spain Signed an offer sheet with Cajasol Sevilla.
28th July, 2010 Spain Matched by Meridiano Alicante.
10th August, 2010 Spain Signed a two year contract with Cajasol Sevilla anyway, after Alicante were persuaded otherwise.
4th July, 2011 Spain Released by Cajasol Sevilla.
1st August, 2011 Lithuania Signed a three year contract with Lietuvos Rytas.
1st August, 2013 Lithuania Released by Lietuvos Rytas.
25th September, 2013 Turkey Signed a one year contract with Trabzonspor.
23rd November, 2013 Turkey Released by Trabzonspor.
14th September, 2014 Germany Signed a one year contract with Brose Baskets Bamberg.
20th December, 2014 Germany Left Brose Baskets Bamberg.
When: Where:
2001 - 2003 College of Eastern Utah (Junior College)
2003 - 2005 Tennessee-Chattanooga (NCAA)
July 2005 Phoenix Suns (Summer League)
August 2005 - December 2005 Cantu (Italy)
October 2006 - June 2007 Junior Casale (Italy, Serie B)
July 2007 Golden State Warriors (Summer League)
November 2007 - August 2009 Milano (Italy)
August 2009 - August 2010 Alicante (Spain)
August 2010 - July 2011 Cajasol Sevilla (Spain)
August 2011 - August 2013 Lietuvos Rytas (Lithuania)
September 2013 - November 2013 Trabzonspor (Turkey)
September 2014 - December 2014 Brose Baskets Bamberg (Germany)
From blog:


   An Unnecessarily Exhaustive Guide To The Eurocup Final Four
2011-04-15

Up front, Sevilla lack for a true centre. Former NBA player Paul Davis plays most of the time there, and is one of the team's best players, scoring inside and out while grabbing offensive rebounds at a prolific rate. Iona graduate Tariq Kirksay - now a French citizen due to residency - starts at small forward and sometimes bumps down to power forward, capable of defending both positions like an undersized less athletic Andrei Kirilenko, bringing some occasional shooting and good passing vision (further enhancing the Kirilenko thing). Former Tennessee-Chattanooga big man Mindaugas Katelynas brings a good combination of size, athleticism, finesse and shooting, running the floor and dunking like this. And backup Bulgarian big Kaloyan Ivanov chips in with the rebounding. But none of these are, in the truest sense, big men, let alone centres. However, this is true of most Eurocup teams - as evidenced by Kosta Perovic last season, the day a true centre shows any real ability or potential at the Eurocup level is they day they are snapped up by a Euroleague team. Besides, de facto centre Juan Triguero does OK, chipping in yet more offensive rebounding help and defend the post well enough. And considering the respective level of opposition, Davis's weaknesses on the interior are less exposed.

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