Dovydas Giedraitis leaves Movistar Estudiantes for one year

The Lithuanian guard (20 years and 1.92 meters), a true 'killer' from the perimeter, will play on loan next season at the Lietkabelis Panevezys in his native country.


Dovydas Giedraitis (20 years and 1.92 meters) will not be with Movistar Estudiantes in his first adventure in LEB Oro after 74 years of history in the elite of Spanish basketball. According to Donatas Urbonas, the Lithuanian guard will play on loan next season at the Lietkabelis Panevezys in his native country, with which he will participate in the Eurocup.

His departure from Ramiro was a fact: he did not want to play in the Second Division and the coaching staff did not want anyone who was reluctant in a fundamental project for the future of the club.The Baltic was part of the Estu first team, a club with which he has a contract until 2023 (he will extend his relationship for another year with a clause increase), this season for the first time and played 16 games. The last one, on December 29, 2020 against Lenovo Tenerife: he could not play, first, due to the coronavirus infections that affected the squad and the storm Filomena. And then from a left shoulder injury that forced him to miss the final part of the season.

Under the command of Javi Zamora, Giedraitis started 11 times with a key role in the defensive aspect and in attack, from the perimeter: he reached 37% of success with good performances against Baxi Manresa (4/5) and Joventut (2/3). He averaged 6.4 points and 1.1 rebounds in 19 minutes on the court.

Generation of 2000

The college youth squad landed in Ramiro with only 16 years and discarding other more lustrous offers such as that of Zalgiris Kaunas from his country. The son of a bronze Olympic Sydney 2000, Giedraitis is one of the great pearls of the Generation of 2000 thanks to a prodigious hand from the perimeter, a commendable work ethic and discipline and an enormous defensive ability.Student situation

With the departure of Giedraitis, there are already 11 college casualties compared to last season. Aleksa Avramovic, Alec Brown, Martin Laksa, Ángel Delgado, Nemanja Djurisic, Zeljko Sakic, Aleksander Cvetkovic, Víctor Arteaga and Édgar Vicedo have already been officially announced. The last one is Nacho Arroyo: the youth squad, an international point guard with Chile, will play on loan next season at Real Canoe de LEB Plata.

Y have not yet been signed up… with the exception of the coaching staff: renewal of Jota Cuspinera as head coach and that of Alberto Lorenzo as second, and the arrival of Iñaki Martín as assistant. Despite this, and according to Encestando, the students have very advanced their workforce for the 2021-22 academic year. Power forward Nacho Martín and forward Javier Beirán will return to Ramiro. The incorporations of the pivot Felipe Dos Anjos and the bases Johnny Dee and Lucas Faggiano have also been closed.

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