Ignas Brazdeikis signed a 1+1 deal with Zalgiris Kaunas of the Lietuvos krepšinio lyga. The club released the following statement regarding
Brazdeikis’ signing: Zalgiris Kaunas bolsters its roster with the signing of Ignas Brazdeikis. The most titled club in Lithuania struck a deal on a 1+1 contract with the Kaunas-born player, who left the country for Canada at a young age.
The 23-year-old 198 cm tall swingman regained his Lithuanian citizenship last year and put on the Lithuanian men’s national team jersey for the first time.
Brazdeikis made his debut in the Lithuanian national team under Zalgiris Kaunas head coach Kazys Maksvytis and averaged 14.5 points, 3.5 rebounds, and 1 assist in the FIBA World Cup Qualifiers games against Bulgaria and the Czech Republic.
“We have been following Ignas for a few years now and wanted to see him in a Zalgiris jersey. Ignas is from Kaunas, he has regained his Lithuanian citizenship and now we will see him wearing the Zalgiris jersey. Coach Maksvytis has already worked with him, so there are no doubts about his abilities anymore,” noted Zalgiris CEO Paulius Motiejunas.
Last season the 23-year-old small forward appeared in 42 games, including 1 start for the Orlando Magic where he averaged 5.0 points and 1.9 rebounds in 12.8 minutes per contest. Brazdeikis has 64 games of NBA experience with career numbers of 5.0 points, 1.7 rebounds and 0.9 assists.