Martin on Chatkevicius
"Laimonas presents a young man with tremendous size and a very good skill set. He has an ability to pass and shoot the basketball with an understanding of how to play the game. He is someone, that as he continues to mature and learn how to rebound consistently, has a chance to become a special player in our program."
A three-star recruit according to Rivals.com ... Played his senior season at South Kent School for head coach Kelvin Jefferson ... Came to the United States in the summer of 2009 to experience high school basketball before returning to his native country to play junior season ... Team member for Lithuania in the 2010 FIBA U17 World Championships in Hamberg, Germany, where he posted two points and three rebounds vs. the United States ... Helped Team Lithuania to a second-place finish in Group A behind Team USA ... Also played for club team Klaipedos SM as both a sophomore and junior in Lithuania where he averaged 5.5 points and 2.5 rebounds in four games in 2009-10 and 3.8 points and 5.8 rebounds in four games in 2010-11.
A native of Klaipeda, Lithuania ... Son of Robertas Chatkevicius and Laima Chatkeviciene ... Has a brother, Danius Chatkevicius and a sister, Roberta Chatkeviciute.