LSU-Atletas

LSU-Atletas (Lithuanian: Lietuvos sporto universitetas + Atletas) is a professional basketball club that is based in Kaunas, Lithuania, the club is affiliated with the Lithuanian Sports University. Currently the team plays in the Regional Basketball League, in the past Atletas participated in the LKL and the Baltic League, before dissolving in 2007 and becoming BC Aisčiai-Atletas. In 2009, the team merged with BC Kaunas Triobet and played with the names of Kaunas, Baltai and LSU-Baltai. In 2013 club was renamed again to LSU-Atletas, which was merged with the NKL champions of the same name. Atletas are multiple time LKL finalists, and were once considered to be one of the strongest teams in Lithuania.

LSU-Atletas Kaunas
LSU-Atletas Kaunas logo
LeaguesRegional Basketball League
Founded1962
HistoryAtletas
(1962–1998)
Topo Centras–Atletas
(1998–2004)
Hidruva–Atletas
(2004–2005)
Atletas
(2005–2007)
Aisčiai-Atletas
(2007–2008)
Aisčiai
(2008–2010)
BC Kaunas
(2010–2011)
BC Baltai
(2011–2012)
LSU-Baltai
(2012–2013)
LSU-Atletas
(2013–2014, 2015–present)
ArenaLSU Sports hall
LocationKaunas, Lithuania
Team colorsYellow and Light green
         
Head coachEdas Nickus
Championships5 Lithuanian SSR Championships
Websiteatletas.lsu.lt

The NBA center Žydrūnas Ilgauskas represented Atletas at the very beginning of his career. Lithuanian basketball star Saulius Štombergas was also a key player of the team back then. Donatas Motiejūnas also played for Atletas (at the time called Aisčiai) during the beginning of his career.

Former logosEdit

Latest seasonsEdit

Season League Pos. Significant Events Baltic League Pos. LKF Cup
2008–09 LKL 6 Quarterfinalist Challenge Cup 3 Round of 16
2009–10 LKL 13 Challenge Cup 13 First round
2010–11 LKL 10 Challenge Cup 2 First round
2011–12 LKL 8 Elite Division 13
2012–13 LKL 11 Elite Division R1 Fourth round
2013–14 LKL 12 Relegated Fourth round

HonoursEdit

Domestic competitionsEdit

Winners (5): 1968, 1982, 1983, 1989, 1990

Remarkable former playersEdit

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