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Mindaugas Kacinas
Mindaugas Kacinas

Class:
Junior

Hometown:
Klaipeda, Lithuania

High School:
Word of Life Fire Traditional School

Height / Weight:
6-7 / 228

Position:
F

Experience:
2VL


2012-13 Gamecock Spotlight Video

2013-14 (sophomore)
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) ... Followed two games later with 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) ... Also posted six points and five rebounds vs. the Crimson Tide ... 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), and posted eight points in loss to Tennessee (March 14) ... Named to the SEC Winter Academic Honor Roll.

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.

Personal
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, restaurant and tourism management.

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