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Rokas Jokubaitis, to claim against Spain

Rokas Jokubaitis, to claim against Spain

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08/16/2022 at 12:06

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The Lithuanian leader faces this afternoon (7:30 p.m.) the Scariolo team with the desire to achieve a good performance

Lithuania and Spain will meet next Thursday in Vilnius

The next September 1st Start the Euro basketball, with the party that will face Spain versus Bulgaria. The beginnings of the students Sergio Scariolo will be used to launch a competition that will last until September 18, when Berlin, the new continental champion is crowned.

Despite the fact that there are still a few days left for the definitive lists of the players who will compete in the championship to be known, by Barça, except for last minute misfortune, we already know that Tomas Satoransky and Jan Vesely (Czech Rep.), Sertaç Sanli (Turkey), Nikola Kalinic (Serbia), Mike Tobey (Slovenia) and Rokas Jokubaitis (Lithuania) They will play the Europeans at the beginning of September.

Azulgrana Jokubaitis is measured against Spain

This afternoon (7:30 p.m.), Spain will have to face its third party preparation for the meeting. After a record of a defeat (86-70) and a victory (87-80) against Greece, those of Scariolo receive in Gran Canaria the Lithuania azulgrana Rockas Jokubaitis, a whole test of level against one of the candidate teams for a medal at the next Eurobasket, and which includes the NBA in its ranks Jonas Valanciunas Yes Domantas Sabonis.

Full of Lithuanian victories in the preparation

To date, the team he leads Kazys Maksvytis He played four matches which he resolved with four victories: 84-70 and 90-88 in a double duel against Estonia and 76-61 and 87-52 also in a double confrontation against Finland. Jokubaitis has played in all four games and his goalscoring records have been somewhat muted: 2, 6, 6 and 9 points respectively, on average just under 20 minutes per game.

Next Thursday, “rematch” and possible crossover in Eurobasket

For Jokubaitis, this afternoon’s confrontation will be a golden opportunity to claim against their rivals Endesa League, and it will also serve to verify when a Lithuanian team which, although not in the group of favorites for the title, has options, a priori, of fight for a medal In any case, the opportunity to show off for the FC Barcelona player will be double, since the next Thursday, The two teams will meet in Vilnius. Of course, this might not be the last time they meet, as depending on the results of the Eurobasket group stage, Spain and Lithuania could meet at the crossroads of eighths, in which it would be one of the most attractive confrontations of the entire championship.

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