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Native town of Jonas Valančiūnas: welcome Uniclub Casino – Juventus Utena!

Graphic: Mārtiņš Zaļūksnis

Uniclub Casino – Juventus Utena is the third team from Lithuania which will play in the European North Basketball league.

Šiauliai reached the 2022 Final Four and made it to the golden game.

BC Wolves qualified for the 2023 playoffs, defeated BC Budivelnyk and King Szczecin enroute to the final and earned a silver medal.

Juventus Utena was founded in 1999.

The club played in third Lithuanian division until 2007, when it entered the NKL.

Juventus won back-to-back NKL regular season titles and on June 15, 2009 was allowed to join the LKL.

Utena club registered its most successful season in 2015.

Juventus defeated then Euroleague team Neptūnas Klaipeda to conquer a bronze medal.

Team entered the FIBA Europe Cup in the autumn of 2015 and the Basketball Champions league a year later.

Utena is known as a native town of Jonas Valančiūnas.

Jonas is the most famous member of the Golden Boys – a generation of players born in 1992.

The young Lithuanians won the 2008 European U16 championship, the 2010 European U18 championship, the 2011 FIBA U19 World Championship and the 2012 European U20 championship.


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