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Laimonas Chatkevicius
Laimonas  Chatkevicius

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Klaipeda, Lithuania

High School:
South Kent School

Height / Weight:
6-11 / 245

Position:
F

Experience:
3VL

Major:
Hotel Management


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2014-15 (JUNIOR)
SEC Community Service Team
SEC Winter Academic Honor Roll


Saw action in all 33 games with 26 starts on the year
Averaged 8.6 points, 5.2 rebounds, 1.4 assists and 1.3 blocks in 22.8 minutes per game
In SEC games, averaged 7.7 points, 4.9 rebounds and 1.2 blocks in 23.2 minutes per game
Posted 13 double-figure scoring games, three double-figure rebounding games, 12 games with at least six rebounds and 15 games with at least six blocks
Led or shared the team lead in scoring three times, in rebounding eight times in blocks a team high 19 times and in steals four times
Ranked eighth in the SEC in blocks per game (1.3)
Scored 11 points in season opener vs. North Florida (Nov. 14)
Blocked three shots vs. Charlotte (Nov. 21) at Charleston Classic
Tallied 11 points vs. Akron (Nov. 23) in the Charleston Classic, which began a string of scoring double-figures in six of the next seven games
Posted first-career double-double with 17 points and a career high 13 rebounds in victory vs. UNC Asheville (Nov. 26)
Scored 12 points and blocks three shots to go along with two steals in victory vs. Clemson (Dec. 19)
Tallied 14 points with nine rebounds in win vs. North Carolina A&T (Dec. 30)
Collected second-career double-double and first-career SEC double-double with 15 points and 11 rebounds at Auburn (Jan. 17)
Tallied 12 points and three blocks in home win vs. Georgia (Jan. 31)
Posted career-high 8 points and nine rebounds in back-to-back games, at Alabama (Feb. 24) and vs. Mississippi State (Feb. 28)
Scored seven points and collected seven rebounds in SEC Tournament victory vs. Ole Miss (March 12)


2013-14 (SOPHOMORE)
SEC Winter Academic Honor Roll

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 and two blocks vs. Ole Miss (Jan. 18)
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 in win vs. No. 17 Kentucky (March 1)
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)


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
Versus Jacksonville (Dec. 7), scored nine points, collected five rebounds and four assists
Earned first career start at LSU (Jan. 16), posting six points and two rebounds
Scored eight points and pulled down seven rebounds in 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 in 2010
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 management

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