Pocius Scores 20 Per In Euro Championships
Martynas Pocius
Martynas Pocius

Posted Jul 24, 2006

Martynas Pocius, a Vilnius, Lithuania, native, averaged 20.0 points per game while shooting 55.4 percent (62-of-112) from the field to guide Lithuania to a 3-5 record and a seventh place finish at the Ostchem Under-20 European Championship (July 14-23).

Pocius finished third in scoring and field goal percentage at the event, while also ranking in the top 10 in free throw percentage (78.8 pct. - 8th) and field goals made (62 - 2nd).

Pocius, who reached double-figures in scoring in all eight games, registered two of the top five single-game scoring efforts in the tournament, including a 34-point effort on 12-of-19 shooting in a 100-94 double-overtime loss to Slovenia. He also knocked down 4-of-5 free throws and grabbed nine rebounds against Slovenia.

He also topped the 30-point mark in a 98-86 win over Bulgaria. Pocius went 10-of-15 from the floor and 9-of-10 from the foul line to score 32 points versus Bulgaria in preliminary action.

In Lithuania's final game at the event, Pocius tallied 25 points and five rebounds to lead the team to an 82-78 win over Greece. He continued his hot shooting in the final game, going 9-of-13 from the field.

Ostchem Under-20 European Championship
Results - Lithuania

Preliminary Round July 14 - Greece 81, Lithuania 71 - Pocius 13 points
Jluy 15 - Lithuania 98, Bulgaria 86 - Pocius 32 points
Jluy 16 - Lithuania 92, Spain 88 - Pocius 11 points

Quarterfinal Round
July 18 - Serbia & Montenegro 101, Lithuania 68 - Pocius 20 points
July 19 - Slovenia 100, Lithuania 94 2OT - Pocius 34 points
July 20 - France 79, Lithuania 77 - Pocius 11 points

Classification Games For Fifth to Eighth Place
July 22 - Croatia 81, Lithuania 62 - Pocius 14 points
July 23 - Lithuania 82, Greece 78 - Pocius 25 points

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