Mindaugas Kacinas
Mindaugas Kacinas


Klaipeda, Lithuania

High School:
Word of Life Fire Traditional School

Height / Weight:
6-7 / 228




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


Men's Hoops Hosts Vanderbilt Wednesday Night

Tip time set for 8 p.m. ET on SECTV.


South Carolina vs. Arkansas

South Carolina vs. Arkansas (3/13/14)


South Carolina vs. Auburn

South Carolina vs. Auburn (3/12/14)


South Carolina vs. Auburn - USATSI Gallery

South Carolina vs. Auburn - USATSI Gallery


South Carolina vs. Kentucky

South Carolina vs. Kentucky (3/1/14)


South Carolina vs. Alabama

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2012-13 Gamecock Spotlight Video

2012-13 (freshman)
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) ... Scored seven points on a perfect 3-of-3 effort from the floor in win vs. Jacksonville (Dec. 7) ... Career night with 34 minutes played, posting first-career double-double with 12 points and a game-best 12 rebounds in win vs. Appalachian State (Dec. 19); also earned the start vs. the Mountaineers ... Named the SEC Freshman of the Week on Dec. 31 after scoring 13 points and collecting three rebounds vs. Presbyterian (Dec. 29) ... 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) ... Posted three points at LSU (Jan. 16) ... Tallied four points and collected five rebounds in victory vs. Arkansas (Jan. 26) ... Provided four points off the bench vs. Florida (Jan. 30) ... Tallied five points off the bench vs. Georgia (Feb. 2), adding an assist and steal ... Earned the start at Texas A&M (March 2), posting eight points and four rebounds ... Named to the SEC First-Year Academic Honor Roll.

Pre-South Carolina
A three-star recruit according to Rivals.com ... 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 ... Major is hotel, restaurant and tourism management.