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Darius Songaila
Darius SONGAILA (Lithuania)
DOB: 2/14/1978
Place of birth: Kapsukas (Lithuania)
Height: 204cm/6'8"
Weight: 106kg/234lbs
Position: Power Forward
Main statistics
Points per game 11.8
Rebounds per game 5.7
Assists per game 1.4
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Career: New Hampton High-School (USA, 1997-98), Wake Forest (NCAA Div. 1, 1998-2002), CSKA Moscow (Russia-Superleague, 2002-03), Sacramento Kings (NBA, 2003-05), Chicago Bulls (2005-06).

Even though Darius Songaila didn't have the most impressive statistics coming out of Sacramento last year, he was on many teams' wish list as a free agent. After skipping the 2005 EuroBasket to be sure he would land on the right team, he chose the young Bulls because he liked what coach Scott Skiles was trying to do in Chicago. He brought to the born-again franchise just what they needed - some toughness in the paint, some experience too, and the kind of basketball IQ you will find in almost any Lithuanian national team player.

Just as Jasikevicius, Songaila is a cross-culture player, who spent four years in the NCAA before coming back to Europe and joining the NBA eventually. Badly injured during the regular season this year (fractured foot), Songaila missed the playoffs and will use the World Championship as his test run before coming back to Chicago.


 
 
PARTICIPATION IN FIBA COMPETITION
 Competition   PPG   RPG   APG 
 Olympic Men 2012  11  3.5   1.2 
 FIBA World Olympic Qualifying Tournament 2012  4.3  2.7   0.7 
 EuroBasket 2011  8.4  3   0.5 
 EuroBasket 2007  11.2  4.8   0.7 
 FIBA World Championship 2006  11.8  5.7   1.4 
 FIBA Diamond Ball Tournament for Men 2004  12  4   1 
 Olympic Games: Tournament for Men 2004  8.4  3.8   0.9 
 European Championship for Men 2003  8.3  3.8   0.9 
 European Championship for Men 2001  2  2   0 
 Olympic Games : Tournament for Men 2000  9.6  4.8   1 
 European Championship for Men '22 and Under' 1998  12.4  7.9   0.5 
 European Championship for Junior Men 1996  11.1  3.9   2 
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