Evaldas Jocys

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Evaldas Jocys
Personal information
Born (1975-05-25) May 25, 1975 (age 43)
Plungė, Lithuanian SSR, Soviet Union
Nationality Lithuanian
Listed height 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m)
Listed weight 230 lb (104 kg)
Career information
College Western Nebraska CC (1996–1998)
East Carolina (1998–2000)
NBA draft 2000 / Undrafted
Playing career 1993–2013
Position Power forward
Career history
1993–1997 Olimpas Plungė
2000–2001 Hapoel Galil Elyon
2001–2002 Bayer 04 Leverkusen
2002–2003 Brandt Hagen
2003–2005 Dexia Mons-Hainaut
2005–2006 Eisbären Bremerhaven
2008–2011 BC Naglis-Adakris
2011–2013 Olimpas Plungė

Evaldas Jocys (born 25 May 1975 in Plungė, Lithuanian SSR) is a Lithuanian professional basketball player. He last played for his hometown team Olimpas Plungė.[1]

College career

Jocys played in the NCAA Division I's East Carolina Pirates for two seasons.[2] In his sophomore year, he led the team with 13.8 points, 6.2 rebounds and 2.1 assists per game. He also played for Western Nebraska Community College and earned NJCAA 1st Team All-American award in 1998.[3]

Professional career

Jocys started his professional career in 1993 with Olimpas Plungė. He left the team four years later and studied in America for a couple of years before returning to Europe. He played for various teams in Israel, Germany and Belgium, most notably for Hapoel Galil Elyon participating in Saporta Cup. He averaged an astonishing 4.8 assists per game despite being a 2.03 m (6 ft 8 in) big man in that tournament.

Youth team

Jocys won a gold medal in the 1996 FIBA Europe Under-22 Championship while representing Lithuania. He also participated in the 1997 FIBA Under-21 World Championship, finishing in 8th place.

References

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