13 Paulius Joneliunas
13 Paulius Joneliunas
Height: 6-11
Weight: 240
Year: Senior
Hometown: Vilnius, Lithuania
High School: Roanoke Catholic (Va.)
Previous College: University of South Carolina
Position: C
General: Expected to start at center ... has great understanding of the game ... skilled center ... great hands ... working on becoming more aggressive under the basket.

2005-06: Started the season late, due to NCAA transfer rules ... ended up starting 19 of 20 games played ... made his first career start at Vermont (12/29) ... tallied his first-ever double-digit points game with 12, including a six-of-eight performance from the line, at Colgate (1/14) ... knocked down six-of-eight shots to finish with 15 points at Navy (1/25) ... had his best game as an Eagle at Lehigh, hitting all seven of his shots and seven-of-nine free throw attempts, to finish with 21 points (2/4) ... twice grabbed a career-high eight rebounds, once versus Colgate (2/12) and again versus Navy (2/23) ... nabbed 11 points, including a five-for-five performance from the line, and six boards against Holy Cross (2/18) ... hit all five shot attempts versus Lafayette, finishing with 10 points, in a first round win over Lafayette in the Patriot League Tournament ... named to the Patriot League Academic Honor Roll.

Before American: Joneliunas played in 16 games over two years at the University of South Carolina before transferring to AU ... He averaged 1.3 points per game in three games this season and over his USC career he averaged 4.4 minutes per game, 1.0 rebounds per game and 0.8 points per game ... in the summer of 2004 he played with the U-20 National Team at the European Championships and led Lithuania to a bronze medal ... at Roanoke Catholic, Joneliunas averaged 12.5 points per game, 10 rebounds per game and blocked 94 shots ... Roanoke lost in the finals of the Virginia Catholic State Tournament in his senior year ... he was a first-team All-State selection.

Personal: Son of Daiva and Vytautas Joneliunas ... majoring in international marketing.