Mantas Kalnietis (born September 6, 1986) is a Lithuanian professional basketball player in the Euroleague and the Lithuanian Basketball League with Žalgiris Kaunas. He is also a member of the Lithuanian national basketball team. He plays the point guard position
Mantas Kalnietis got maried in 2009. He’s wife was Mingailė. In late 2010 Mantas and Mingailė had a daughter name’d Grėtė.
Kalnietis spent two and a half seasons with the LKKA-Žalgiris. He averaged 17.7 points and 4.3 assists in his second season.
Kalnietis made his pro debut in February 2006 with the Žalgiris of Kaunas. He averaged 6.8 points on 65 percent shooting in the Euroleague.
Kalnietis helped Žalgiris win a Baltic League title in 2008, two Lithuanian League titles in 2007 and 2008 and two Lithuanian Cups in 2007 and 2008. He also led the team to a 2007 ULEB Summer League title, where he was named MVP.
Kalnietis had a breakout season in 2008-09, when he averaged 11.3 points in the Lithuanian League and 8.5 points and 3.0 assists in the Euroleague. He scored a career-high 20 points in a loss against the Montepaschi Siena on December 10, 2008
Kalnietis signed a three-year contract with the Benetton Treviso in June 2009. However, because he has another one-year contract with Žalgiris Kaunas, FIBA arbiter’s decided that he belongs to Žalgiris. On December 27, 2010 he signed a three-year extension with his hometown club Žalgiris Kaunas.
BBL Slam Dunk Champion (2007)
4x LKL All-Star (2007, 2009, 2010, 2011)
ULEB Summer League MVP (2007)
LKL Slam Dunk Champion (2008)
Competitor for Lithuania
FIBA European U-20 Championship
Silver : 2005 Russia National Team
Bronze: Turkey 2010 National team
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