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Mindaugas Kacinas
Mindaugas  Kacinas


Klaipeda, Lithuania

High School:
Word of Life Fire Traditional School

Height / Weight:
6-7 / 229



Hotel Management


Gamecock Duo's Friendship Spans Two Continents


South Carolina Boasts 70 Student-Athletes on SEC Winter Academic Honor Roll

Gamecocks rank second behind only Georgia


Men's Hoops Travels to Arkansas Wednesday

Tip time set for 9 p.m. ET on CSS.


Gamecocks Top Alabama, 67-66, In SEC Thriller

Thornwell leads Carolina with his fifth 20-plus point game in conference play.


Gamecocks Fend Off Vanderbilt, 65-59

Thornwell leads Carolina with 19 points, six rebounds and six assists


South Carolina vs. Georgia

SEC Tournament Quarterfinals


South Carolina @ Arkansas

South Carolina @ Arkansas


Georgia 74, South Carolina 72

Photos from Georgia @ South Carolina on March 3, 2016.


South Carolina 84, Tennessee 58

Photos from Tennessee @ South Carolina on February 24, 2016.


South Carolina 73, Florida 69 (OT)

Photos from Florida @ South Carolina on February 20, 2016.

2012-13 Gamecock Spotlight Video | Photo Gallery

2014-15 (JUNIOR)
SEC Winter Academic Honor Roll

Saw action in all 33 games, averaging 6.1 points, 5.1 rebounds, 0.5 assists and 0.6 steals per game
Posted five double-figure scoring games and four double-figure rebounding efforts
Collected at least six rebounds in 10 games
Posted one double-double
Led or shared the team lead in scoring once, in rebounding eight times, in blocks twice and in steals three times
Posted nine points and 11 rebounds in season opener vs. North Florida (Nov. 14)
Posted third-career double-double vs. Cornell (Nov. 20) at the Charleston Classic with 10 points and 11 rebounds
Tallied 11 points in Classic matchup vs. Charlotte (Nov. 21)
Scored nine points and pulled down a season high 12 rebounds in SEC/Big 12 Challenge contest vs. Oklahoma State (Dec. 6)
Tallied 16 points with seven rebounds and two steals in win vs. North Carolina A&T (Dec. 30)
Scored nine points in SEC opener vs. Florida (Jan. 7)
Posted 10 points and eight rebounds in home win vs. Alabama (Jan. 13)
Added 13 points with nine rebounds in road victory at Georgia (Feb. 17); tallied late free throws vs. the Bulldogs to help secure win
Played a season high 33 minutes in SEC Tournament win vs. Missouri, adding eight points with five rebounds

2013-14 (SOPHOMORE)
SEC Winter Academic Honor Roll

Saw action in all 34 games with 27 starts on the year
Averaged 5.6 points, 5.1 rebounds, 0.6 blocks and 0.9 steals in 24.1 minutes per game
In SEC games, averaged 5.1 points, 4.2 rebounds, 0.7 blocks and 1.1 steals in 21.2 minutes per game
Posted six double-figure scoring games, 11 games with at least six rebounds, and one double-double on the year
Led or shared the team lead in scoring twice, in rebounding 10 times, in blocks nine times and in steals seven times
Posted five games with at least two blocks
Set career high with 14 rebounds in season-opening victory vs. Longwood (Nov. 9)
Scored 13 points and 12 rebounds for second-career double-double vs. Clemson (Nov. 17)
Posted a near double-double with nine points and nine rebounds in win vs. FIU (Nov. 24)
Collected nine rebounds in loss to USC Upstate (Dec. 19)
Scored six points, but was in foul trouble early vs. Saint Mary's (Dec. 23) in Hawaiian Airlines Diamond Head Classic
Scored 11 points and blocked two shots in home victory vs. Akron (Dec. 28)
Tied career high with two steals, posting four points vs. LSU (Jan. 11)
Scored a season high 14 points and pulled down six rebounds vs. Auburn (Feb. 5)
Collected seven rebounds, to go with five points and two blocks in win vs. Vanderbilt (Feb. 13)
Scored key tip-in to help secure victory vs. Alabama (Feb. 15)
Led team with 12 points and eight rebounds against top-ranked Florida (March 4)
Near double-double with 13 points and nine rebounds in regular-season finale win at Mississippi State (March 8)
Collected 10 rebounds in SEC Tournament win vs. Auburn (March 12)
Followed with another 10-rebound effort in Tournament victory vs. Arkansas (March 13)

2012-13 (FRESHMAN)
Dec. 31 SEC Freshman of the Week
SEC First-Year Academic Honor Roll

Saw action in 31 contests with nine starts on the year
Averaged 4.9 points, 3.7 rebounds and 0.5 blocks in 19.5 minutes per game
In SEC play, posted 2.6 points and 2.4 rebounds in 15.0 minutes per game
Tallied five double-figure scoring games and three double-figure rebounding efforts
Led or shared the team lead in rebounds three times and in blocks six times
Posted one double-double, the first of his career, vs. Appalachian State (Dec. 19) with 12 points and 12 rebounds
Collected 13 rebounds, including six on the offensive glass, and tied the contest with 18 seconds remaining in regulation on two free throws to send the game to overtime in season opener win vs. Milwaukee (Nov. 11)
Posted 18 points on eight made baskets vs. Rider (Nov. 19)
Earned first-career start vs. Missouri State (Nov. 24), scoring four points and posting two blocks
Scored 13 points vs. UALR (Nov. 25), while blocking two shots and collecting two steals
Posted nine points and six rebounds off the bench vs. St. John's (Nov. 29)
Scored 10 points off the bench vs. Clemson (Dec. 2)
Played a season high 35 minutes vs. SC State (Jan. 5), collecting a team high 10 rebounds
Scored six points and collected four rebounds with one block vs. Auburn (Jan. 12)
Tallied four points and collected five rebounds in victory vs. Arkansas (Jan. 26)
Earned the start at Texas A&M (March 2), posting eight points and four rebounds

A three-star recruit according to
Averaged 23.6 points and 12.1 rebounds per game during senior season at Word of Life Fire Traditional School for head coach Ryan Hujing
A member of the Klaipedos Club Team while in Lithuania

A native of Klaipeda, Lithuania
Son of Ricardas Kacinas and Rita Kaciniene
Has a brother, Arvydas, and a sister, Reda
Lists his favorite NBA team as the Miami Heat and Kevin Durant is his favorite professional basketball player
Would most like to visit Spain and the one food he can't give up is his mom's salads
Nickname is Minde
Major is hotel management


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