Alicante announced the signing of Lithuanian forward Mindaugas Katelynas (2.04-SF/PF) for the next season. Katelynas left Italy after playing in the LegaA1 for 4 seasons and joined the fledgling Spanish team who needed an athletic player for their front line. His nickname is 'Air Lithuania' which he gained with his impressive athletic skills.
Katelynas graduated in 2005 from Tennessee-Chattanooga and then moved on to Italy and Cantu where he played his first pro season after college. Afterwards he played a season for Casale in LegaA2 and the last 2 seasons he has playing for Olimpia Milano. He averaged 5.4 points and 3.8 rebounds in 40 games in the Italian LegaA1.