About JV

About Jonas Valančiūnas

Toronto Raptors’ Jonas Valanciunas, right, of Lithuania, makes a move around Los Angeles Clippers’ DeAndre Jordan during the second half of an NBA basketball game Saturday, Dec. 27, 2014, in Los Angeles. The Raptors won 110-98. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)

Jonas Valančiūnas

Born May 6, 1992 in Utena, Lithuania

Center for the Memphis Grizzlies

Listed height: 7 ft (2,13 m)
Listed weight: 265 lb (120 kg)
NBA Draft 2011: picked 5th by the Raptors.

Professional career
2008-2010 Perlas Vilnius (LKL)
2010-2012 Lietuvos Rytas Vilnius (LKL)
2012-2019 Toronto „Raptors“ (NBA)
Since 2019 Memphis Grizzlies


With the national teams of Lithuania:

Silver at EuroBasket2013 and EuroBasket2015 (Men’s)
Gold at FIBA U19 World Cup in 2011
Gold at FIBA U18 (2010) and U16 (2008) European Championships            Bronze at FIBA U16 (2007) European Championship                                                Gold at European Youth Olympic Games (2007)

Career highlights and awards

In 2011 awarded with the medal of order Merits for Lithuania.