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Laimonas Chatkevicius
Laimonas Chatkevicius

Class:
Junior

Hometown:
Klaipeda, Lithuania

High School:
South Kent School

Height / Weight:
6-11 / 250

Position:
F

Experience:
2VL


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2013-14 (sophomore)
Saw action in 33 contests with one start on the year ... Averaged 4.8 points, 4.1 assists and 0.9 blocks in 12.9 minutes per game ... In SEC games, averaged, 4.6 points, 4.0 rebounds and 0.7 blocks in 13.4 minutes per game ... Posted five double-figure scoring games and nine games with at least six rebounds ... Led or shared the team lead in rebounding three times, in blocks 11 times, and posted four games with at least two blocks ... Was stellar in final six games of the season, averaging 7.7 points and 6.7 rebounds during the stretch ... Scored seven points and pulled down four rebounds in 16 minutes vs. Manhattan (Dec. 17) ... Posted a then-career high 12 points, adding seven rebounds, one block and one steal in victory vs. Saint Mary's (Dec. 23) at Hawaiian Airlines Diamond Head Classic ... Scored eight points, hitting 4-of-6 from the field at Texas A&M (Jan. 15) ... Hit career high six shots, en route to 12 points vs. Ole Miss (Jan. 18) ... Also blocked two shots vs. the Rebels ... Pulled down six rebounds at Georgia (Jan. 22) and in following game at Missouri (Jan. 25) ... Scored 12 points in home victory vs. Texas A&M (Jan. 29) ... Collected a career high three steals, posting six points, two blocks and three rebounds in 19 minutes at Tennessee (Feb. 8) ... Scored eight points, including six critical points down the stretch, and pulled down five rebounds vs. No. 17 Kentucky (March 1), and followed with six points and nine rebounds vs. top-ranked Florida (March 4) ... Averaged 10.7 points and 7.0 rebounds in three games at SEC Tournament, beginning with 11-point, nine-rebound effort in win vs. Auburn (March 12) ... Followed with best performance of his career, scoring 16 points, while adding seven rebounds vs. Arkansas (March 13) ... Posted five points and collected five rebounds in Tournament loss to Tennessee (March 14) ... Named to the SEC Winter Academic Honor Roll.

2012-13 (freshman)
Saw action in 23 contests with 10 starts on the year ... Averaged 4.4 points, 3.2 rebounds and 0.6 blocks in 13.2 minutes per game ... In SEC play, averaged 4.5 points and 3.5 rebounds in 14.3 minutes per game ... Posted two double-figure scoring contests and one double-digit rebound effort on the year ... Led or shared the team lead in rebounding three times and in blocks four times ... Missed the first six games of the 2012-13 season after the NCAA determined that he received impermissible benefits from his host family prior to enrolling at the University of South Carolina ... Saw first action of the season vs. St. John's (Nov. 29), scoring three points and collecting two rebounds ... Scored two points vs. Clemson (Dec. 2) ... Solid vs. Jacksonville (Dec. 7), scoring nine points, five rebounds and four assists ... Scored two points in six minutes vs. Appalachian State (Dec. 19) ... Earned first career start at LSU (Jan. 16), posting six points and two rebounds ... Scored eight points and pulled down a then-season high seven rebounds in just 12 minutes in win vs. Arkansas (Jan. 26) ... Matched season high with 11 points at Alabama (Feb. 16) ... Season high 10 rebounds and three blocks in season high 34 minutes played at Georgia (Feb. 23) ... Posted two blocks and nine points in contest at Vandy (March 9) ... Reached double-figures for the second time during rookie season with 11 points in SEC Tournament contest vs. Mississippi State (March 13).

Pre-South Carolina
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 Hamburg, 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.

Personal
A native of Klaipeda, Lithuania ... Son of Robertas Chatkevicius and Laima Chatkeviciene ... Has a brother, Danius Chatkevicius and a sister, Roberta Chatkeviciute ... Lists the place he would most like to visit as Greece, while he wears the uniform number 14 because it is his lucky number ... Major is hotel, restaurant and tourism management.

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