The name of the 210-centimeter-tall Tubelis was not mentioned in the NBA draft, contrary to several observers’ predictions. The handsome Lithuanian will have the opportunity to prove himself in the Mecca of basketball by signing a two-way contract with the Philadelphia “76ers”. The duration of the cooperation is not disclosed.
In the previous three seasons, the student of the Vilnius “Rytas” system represented the Arizona “Wildcats” team in the US student championship, being its leader. Last season, the Lithuanian power forward averaged 19.8 points and 9.1 rebounds.
Before going to the Philadelphia training camp, the Vilnius-born basketball player will have the opportunity to fight for participation in the World Cup finals. Initially, the 21-year-old Tubelis was included in the closest reserves of the Lithuanian national team, however, after the injuries sustained by Git Radzevičs and Martin Sais, which will prevent them from participating in the training process of the national team, it is Tubelis and Gabrielius Maldūns who will complete the group of Lithuanian main candidates.