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It Is TIME!!!

It Is TIME!!!

First practice of the post-Italy season starts tomorrow (Wednesday Sept 4th)!  Gilvydas Biruta has been waiting a long time for this.
 
Gilvydas:
Waiting for this season was very painful because I could not play,  but it was very beneficial because I got to work on my skills with Hurley and his staff.  Every time I saw a college basketball game on TV it felt like it’s bad for my health because i wanted to play so bad!
 
 
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Gilvydas for a Double-Double

Gilvydas for a Double-Double

URI beat the Vicenza All-Stars today 91-79.
The Italian team has players from the Italian SerieA and Nazionale B levels.
 
It was a fun game for Gilvydas, who had a double-double, 21 points and 12 rebounds. Half of his rebounds were off the offensive glass.
 
After the game, Gilvydas had some comments exclusively for RhodeIslandRams.com:
 
Gilvydas: Today’s game was really exciting. The competition level was better.
As a team we responded with a better performance than the …

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First ‘Game’ in Italy

First ‘Game’ in Italy

URI wins its first game in Italy, 92-87 in San Marino. The Rams played an All-Star team at the Palazzetto Dello Sport. It was the first game for Gilvydas in quite some time. Late last night he sent us his comments:
Gilvydas: It felt great to get out on the court. It was definitely an interesting game. During the game lights went off twice. It seemed that they wanted to slow down our momentum. 32 vs 18 fouls …

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Gilly the Kid

Gilly the Kid

Jim:  How do people treat you in Italy?  Do they stare? Do some follow college basketball?

Gilvydas:  I dont notice stares anymore. And college basketball in Europe is not popular.
We met some Americans that recognized that we play for uri:)

Jim:  Do you have any idea how good the Italian teams will be?  It probably is great …

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Getting to know Gilvydas

Getting to know Gilvydas

 
 
Jim Parisi:  Gilvydas, when do you get on the court in Italy?
Gilvydas Biruta: Vatican, practice and game on Wednesday this week.
Jim:  This is the first competitive game as a Ram for you? Excited?
Gilvydas:  After 15 months of waiting and getting a chance to play as a ram in my continent? I’m extra excited:)
Jim: You must thing the world of Coach to sit out a year. Very cool.
Gilvydas:  The only reason i came to …

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