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#12 Paulius Satkus
Position: Forward
Height: 6'8"
Weight: 215
Year: Freshman
Hometown: Raudondvaris, Lithuania
High School: Barking Abbey (England)
Major: Psychology
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2013-2014:

  • Finished the season averaging 7.5 minutes per game and two rebounds per game to go with .538 field goal shooting and .750 free throw shooting.  
  • Made JMU debut with 12 minutes played and four rebounds in win over Northern Illinois
  • First career point on a free throw in San Jose State victory
  • First season high with seven rebounds in 11 minutes in narrow one-point loss to Sam Houston State
  • After scoring 3 total points in the first nine games of the season, scored five in loss to Stephen F. Austin
  • Saw most significant CAA minutes in finale at Hofstra while scoring first CAA points with three
  • Best performance of the season in CAA Championship vs. Towson with teammates fighting foul trouble by playing 21 minutes with season highs of eight points and seven rebounds while going 6-for-6 at the foul line

Before College:

  • Played for head coach Frank Holloway at Barking Abbey Academy in England basketball’s National League
  • Averaged 11.5 points, 12.1 rebounds, 1.6 assists, 1.5 steals and 1.8 blocks last year at Barking Abbey while shooting 51.7 percent from the field
  • Helped Barking Abbey to Division 4 South East Conference regular season title and a third-place finish in the EB/BCS U19 Premier League
  • Selected as a reserve on the 15-member squad for Lithuania’s Under-19 squad for the 2013 FIBA U19 World Championships
  • His Lithuanian club team medaled in multiple international tournaments and finished fifth in the country’s rankings

Personal:

  • Son of Audrone Satkuviene and Jonas Satkus
  • Psychology major

Career Statistics

  Minutes  Total  3-Point  F-Throws  Rebounds   
Year  gp-gs  min  avg  fg  fga  pct  fg  fga  pct  ft  fta  pct  off  def  tot  avg  pf  fo  ast  t/o  blk  stl  pts  avg 
2013-14   14-0  105  7.5  13  .538  .000  12  .750  22  28  2.0  28  23  1.6 
TOTAL  14-0  105  7.5  13  .538  .000  12  .750  22  28  2.0  28  23  1.6 

Career Highs

Pts 8 Towson 3/8/14
Reb 7 2x, Towson 3/8/14
FG 2  Stephen F. Austin 12/7/13
FGA 3 Sam Houston State 12/6/13
3FG 0  
3FGA 0  
FT 6 Towson 3/8/14
FTA 6 Towson 3/8/14
Ast 1 Northern Illinois 11/15/13
Blk 1  Towson 3/8/14
Stl 0  
Min 21 Towson 3/8/14

 


Getting to know Paulius...

Why did you choose JMU?
Because of the gorgeous campus, smart coaching staff, and high academic level of studies.


What is your major?
Psychology


Which of your teammates would you most want to play in a one-on-one game?
Andrey Semenov because he’s the most experienced here.


Which professional basketball player do you try to model your game after?
No one player in particular, I would like to add something from every player in the game.


What did last year’s NCAA tournament run mean to you?
It means that the basketball program is definitely doing a great job and I surely want to be a part of a winning TEAM.


I wear #12 because...
It’s the closest to #13 that I played with all my life.

 
What is one thing every JMU student should do at JMU before graduating?
There are a lot of things that JMU students should do, definitely more than one.


If not basketball, what other sport would you play?
Underwater chess.


What will it take for you to consider this season a success?
Repeat last year’s run.


Other than playing pro basketball, what are your career goals?
Graduate with good grades from JMU.


Who is your biggest celebrity crush?
Emma Watson


If you could go anywhere in the world where would it be and why?
I’m really happy to finally be here at JMU.


How old were you when you first knew that you wanted to play basketball in college?
14 years old.

Where do you see yourself in ten years?
Completed master’s degree, loving family, maybe still playing professionally.


If you could have dinner with any 3 people in the world, who would they be?
Barack Obama, Morgan Freeman, Tim Duncan. 


Favorites:

NBA Team: San Antonio Spurs
Movie: Man on Fire
TV Show:
Friends
Junk Food:
Burgers
Holiday:
Christmas
Sneaker:
Nikes
Video Game:
Civilization V
Month:
April

Pick One:

PC or Mac: PC
DC or Marvel Comics: DC
D-Hall or E-Hall: E-Hall
Twitter or Facebook: Facebook
Smooth or Chunky Peanut Butter: Smooth
Walmart or Target:  Walmart
Droid or iPhone: iPhone
Burger King or McDonalds:
McDonalds
NBA 2K or NBA Live:
NBA 2K
Playstation or XBOX:
Playstation