Friday, May 29, 2009

Lietuvos Rytas announced Aron Baynes

Lietuvos Rytas announced australian center Aron Baynes(2.08-C) this morning who will be one of their import players for the next season. Baynes' game is very physical and he adds formidable size to the front line of Lietuvos Rytas. 

In the last 4 seasons he has been playing for the Washington State Cougars and this will be his first pro season in Europe. In statements he made to the Lietuvos Rytas newspaper he said he how happy he was that he will be playing in the Euroleague with Lietuvos Rytas and that in the back of his mind he would want to play in the NBA one day.  He also said that he spoke to fellow australian, Matthew Nielsen who told him how important it is for the Lietuvos Rytas fans to see their team win and he understands the pressure. In his last season with the Cougars he averaged 12.5 points and 7.5 rebounds in 33 games.

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