Valdas Vasylius biography

Valdas Vasylius

Basketball Player

1983 –

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Who is Valdas Vasylius?

Valdas Vasylius born September 3, 1983 in Klaipeda, is a Lithuanian basketball forward who played collegiately at Old Dominion University and now plays professionally in Lithuanian Basketball League's KK Neptūnas. He has also played at the international level representing his home country in 2007 Summer Universiade.

Growing up in Lithuania, Vasylius learned to speak Lithuanian, Russian and German before learning English.

Vasylius began as the sixth man on the ODU squad, but was the star player by his senior year, being named to the All-CAA First team. He also led his team to the NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Championship his sophomore and senior years.

After graduating with a degree in international business, Vasylius returned to Europe to play with Polish team Anwil Włocławek, signing a one-year deal with the club. He left Polish team due to lack of playing time and joined Rethymno BC in Greece and later KK Nevėžis in Lithuania. In summer he signed with his hometown team KK Neptūnas. While a talented offensive player, his lack of athleticism hurt his chances of catching on with an NBA team. He also played for BC Siauliai during the 2011-2012 season.

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Born
Sep 3, 1983
Klaipėda
Education
  • Norfolk Collegiate School
  • Old Dominion University
Lived in
  • Klaipėda

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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