FC Barcelona strengthened its backcourt by inking Lithuanian combo guard Rokas Jokubaitis to a four-year deal, the membership introduced Wednesday. Jokubaitis (193 cm, 20 years outdated) arrives from Zalgiris Kaunas, the place he averaged 7.zero factors and a couple of.5 assists in 31 Turkish Airways EuroLeague video games final season. He completed in second place within the Rising Star voting by EuroLeague head coaches, proper behind Usman Garuba of Actual Madrid. Jokubaitis began his profession with Zalgiris’s youth groups.
He additionally performed for Neptunas Klaipeda’s second squad earlier than making his Zalgiris first-team debut within the 2017-18 season. He turned a full member of Zalgiris’s first squad in 2019. Rokas Jokubaitis helped his group win three Lithuanian League and two Lithuanian League titles and reached the EuroLeague Playoffs in 2019. He has additionally been a member of the Lithuanian nationwide group. Jokubaitis helped Lithuania get a silver medal on the 2016 U16 European Championships and a bronze medal on the 2017 U18 European Championships.