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Šarūnas Marčiulionis

Full name: Raimondas Šarūnas Marčiulionis
Other name(s): Raymondas Sharunas Iozovich Marchyulyonis, Раймондас Шарунас Иозович Марчюлёнис
Nickname(s): Rooney
Gender: Male
Height: 6'4" (193 cm)
Weight: 209 lbs (95 kg)
Born: June 13, 1964 in Kaunas, Kaunas, Lithuania
Affiliations: Golden State Warriors, Oakland (USA)
Country: URS Soviet Union, LTU Lithuania
Sport: Basketball

Medals: 1 Gold, 2 Bronze (3 Total)

Biography

Šarūnas Marčiulionis of Lithuania is the greatest guard to ever play for the Soviet Union national team. He played mostly for the Vilnius Statiba Club when not playing for the Soviet national team. Marčiulionis earned a gold medal in the 1988 Olympics and then became one of the first Soviets to turn professional. He was drafted by the Golden State Warriors in the sixth round of the 1987 NBA. He played shooting guard and was an excellent shooter and passer at 1.96 metres (6-5). After Lithuania became an independent nation, Marčiulionis represented his “true” nation at the 1992 and 1996 Olympics, leading them to two bronze medals. Marčiulionis played for eight years in the NBA, started with the Warriors, and later playing for the Seattle SuperSonics, the Sacramento Kings, and the Denver Nuggets. After his playing career, he became a successful businessman in Lithuania, and founded both the Lithuanian Basketball League and the North European Basketball League (NEBL), which was later absorbed into the Baltic Basketball League. He was briefly commissioner of the NEBL.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1988 Summer 24 Seoul Basketball Men's Basketball Soviet Union URS 1 Gold
1992 Summer 28 Barcelona Basketball Men's Basketball Lithuania LTU 3 Bronze
1996 Summer 32 Atlanta Basketball Men's Basketball Lithuania LTU 3 Bronze

Men's Basketball

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result PTS TRB AST STL TOV BLK
1988 Summer 24 Seoul Basketball Soviet Union URS Final Round Match 1/2 1 1988-09-30 URS 76, YUG 63 21 3 6 1 3 0
1988 Summer 24 Seoul Basketball Soviet Union URS Semi-Finals Match #1 1 1988-09-28 URS 82, USA 76 19 4 3 0 6 0
1988 Summer 24 Seoul Basketball Soviet Union URS Quarter-Finals Match #3 1 1988-09-26 URS 110, BRA 105 14 4 1 1 1 0
1988 Summer 24 Seoul Basketball Soviet Union URS Group A Match #3 2 1988-09-18 YUG 92, URS 79 20 3 1 0 1 0
1988 Summer 24 Seoul Basketball Soviet Union URS Group A Match #6 1 1988-09-20 URS 91, AUS 69 8 0 1 1 1 0
1988 Summer 24 Seoul Basketball Soviet Union URS Group A Match #8 1 1988-09-21 URS 93, PUR 81 32 1 1 1 3 0
1988 Summer 24 Seoul Basketball Soviet Union URS Group A Match #11 1 1988-09-23 URS 110, KOR 73 14 3 4 0 2 0
1988 Summer 24 Seoul Basketball Soviet Union URS Group A Match #14 1 1988-09-24 URS 87, CAF 78 17 0 1 0 3 0
1992 Summer 28 Barcelona Basketball Lithuania LTU Final Round Match 3/4 1 1992-08-08 LTU 82, EUN 78 29 8 3 2 4 1
1992 Summer 28 Barcelona Basketball Lithuania LTU Semi-Finals Match #1 2 1992-08-06 USA 127, LTU 76 20 2 8 4 7 0
1992 Summer 28 Barcelona Basketball Lithuania LTU Quarter-Finals Match #3 1 1992-08-04 LTU 114, BRA 96 29 6 10 3 0 0
1992 Summer 28 Barcelona Basketball Lithuania LTU Group B Match #2 1 1992-07-26 LTU 112, CHN 75 15 4 12 5 7 0
1992 Summer 28 Barcelona Basketball Lithuania LTU Group B Match #5 1 1992-07-27 LTU 87, VEN 79 27 4 8 2 4 0
1992 Summer 28 Barcelona Basketball Lithuania LTU Group B Match #9 1 1992-07-29 LTU 104, PUR 91 29 4 9 3 3 0
1992 Summer 28 Barcelona Basketball Lithuania LTU Group B Match #12 2 1992-07-31 EUN 92, LTU 80 21 7 8 4 3 0
1992 Summer 28 Barcelona Basketball Lithuania LTU Group B Match #14 1 1992-08-02 LTU 98, AUS 87 17 5 8 2 3 1
1996 Summer 32 Atlanta Basketball Lithuania LTU Final Round Match 3/4 1 1996-08-02 LTU 80, AUS 74 16 4 9 1 0 5
1996 Summer 32 Atlanta Basketball Lithuania LTU Semi-Finals Match #1 2 1996-08-01 SCG 66, LTU 58 5 4 6 0 2 0
1996 Summer 32 Atlanta Basketball Lithuania LTU Quarter-Finals Match #1 1 1996-07-30 LTU 99, GRE 66 16 5 7 1 2 0
1996 Summer 32 Atlanta Basketball Lithuania LTU Group A Match #2 1 1996-07-20 LTU 83, CRO 81 14 1 1 1 5 2
1996 Summer 32 Atlanta Basketball Lithuania LTU Group A Match #5 2 1996-07-22 ARG 65, LTU 61 6 2 8 1 2 0
1996 Summer 32 Atlanta Basketball Lithuania LTU Group A Match #13 1 1996-07-28 LTU 116, CHN 55 10 3 7 1 1 0