Real Basketball Highlights: Jonas Valanciunas Doin’ Work

07.13.11 6 years ago 15 Comments

While there hasn’t been much to get excited about since the NBA Draft in the United States, the same can’t be said for hoops in Latvia. At the FIBA Under-19 World Championships on Sunday, Raptors first-round pick Jonas Valanciunas absolutely dominated, dropping 36 points to go along with eight rebounds, three blocks and three steals to lead Lithuania to gold. For the tournament, Big V averaged 23.0 points, 13.9 rebounds and 3.2 blocks per game to go with 59 percent shooting from the field and 81.1 percent from the line. Thankfully someone put together a highlight mix set to the tune of J.Cole‘s “Return of Simba.” Enjoy!

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