View Full Version : Lithuanian Basketball Federation Invites Tommy Lloyd to start Cooperation

04-18-2016, 12:12 PM
This google translation from the Lithuanian Basketball Federation website (http://translate.google.com/translate?hl=en&sl=auto&tl=en&u=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.musukrepsinis.lt%2Fnaujienos%2F gonzagos-treneris-apie-d-saboni-studijas-ir-lietuviu-perspektyvas%2F) intrigued me, though the translation was a bit challenging for me to understand. It's just pretty amaziing to me the reputation Coach Lloyd and Gonzaga have abroad. It would be very cool if Gonzaga became destination #1 for talented young Lithuanians.

T.Lloydas had time to chat with R.Radvila.

At the end of March Madness - NCAA championship for the final stage - the beginning of April came to Lithuania one of the most famous US basketball international talent seekers. Gonzaga University senior. Assistant coach Mark Few 41-year-old Tommy Lloyd arrived at the invitation of the Lithuanian Basketball Federation, in order to start cooperation.

- How Gonzaga responded to Domantas Sabonis decision already this year to participate in the NBA draft?

- We have been waiting for this and we realized, as we have seen, what is talent. Inviting basketball players, we plan the year ahead. We are happy about it. We believe that he is ready. Good for him and good for us.

Some three years ago Domantas came to Gonzaga, no one expected that he will soon be able to participate in the NBA draft. Over the past year he has improved dramatically.

- What made ​​it possible to improve Domantas so rapidly?

- In general, this is what gives his athletes Gonzaga University, it is possible to live and work out very effectively. Studies, basketball is in one place - you can go on foot. Domas was easy to take care of things that he wanted to take care of and work extra. This is - the most important thing to describe it.

According to our policy of 20 hours per week of student activities must be related to basketball, with the team. This includes training, work in the gym under the supervision of coaches. However Domantas at least a couple of hours each day to work extra. Every evening he stayed pamėtyti. And he has made tremendous progress. People probably do not understand what he is good sniper. And if the next couple of years so will, as a 24-year-old he will be a great player and a sniper.

Domantas told me that in the past not always be able to get into the basketball hall, when you want - just when were training. Gonzaga enter into the arena he could 24 hours a day, as we say, the keys to the beam. It could have been any time to go to the room, turn on the light and throwing. Sometimes someone joins padavinėti ball or throws it used the so-called machine.

So if you are motivated, you Gonzaga all conditions. All the best for our players worked individually, without coaches, even during the season.

04-18-2016, 12:26 PM
I hope the NCAA doesn't look at that translation literally.

04-18-2016, 12:28 PM
What problem do you see?

I hope the NCAA doesn't look at that translation literally.

04-18-2016, 12:43 PM
Three of the top 7 rebounders this past season were from Lithunia, including the top two, and Domas at number 7. That's nuts.


04-18-2016, 01:52 PM
Shooter = sniper (methinks) :fingergun:


04-18-2016, 02:05 PM
Calling Jstock, can you hear? We need you to clean up a translation if you have the time. Mr Google has not really figured out translations like he has spell check or anticipation of inquiries.

04-18-2016, 02:12 PM
I was in Lithania last year. I was told that as far as religions go in Lithuania, Catholicism is number one; basketball is number two.

I suspect that this may be the start of something big!

04-18-2016, 02:27 PM
Link (http://translate.google.com/translate?hl=en&sl=auto&tl=en&u=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.musukrepsinis.lt%2Fnaujienos%2F gonzagos-treneris-apie-d-saboni-studijas-ir-lietuviu-perspektyvas%2F)

04-18-2016, 05:55 PM
"We agreed that the fall visits. In October, Lithuanian basketball federation representatives are waiting for Gonzaga. There, the hosts will organize excursion will introduce the curriculum, infrastructure, all the domestic kitchen.

In turn, representatives of the Gonzaga will visit Lithuania during one of the Talent U15 generation camps."