Posts Tagged 'basketball'

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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3-0 and lots of Bonding!

3-0 and lots of Bonding!

 

 
Gilvydas Biruta:  The caption could be “I love my team.  I am extremely happy to a part of this group.  Italy showed us that we have a great opportunity for the next season, showed where we have to improve and helped us bond and develop our chemistry.
Cant wait for September to get back to the gym and get better with guys who I dare to call my brothers.”
Hopefully it sums up the trip:)
Today’s game …

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A Day to Relax

A Day to Relax

 

Jim Parisi:  Day off Gilvydas?  When do you come home?
Gilvydas Biruta: On monday. Today is a day off. We just got to the Como lake area
Jim: nice!
Send pics!
Hey I did notice one thing….
you had a freakin MONSTER game and didn’t mention a thing lol..you must have SO enjoyed that..12 rebounds..
 
Gilvydas:  Yeah, that game was so much fun.  And those rebounds were special because I got as many offensive rebounds as I got …

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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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