NANJING (China) - Sakiai Gulbele (LTU) star Aurelijus Pukelis led all scorers with 39 points in 5 games at the FIBA 3x3 World Tour Nanjing Masters on October 12-13, 2019.
The 25-year-old led his team in scoring in 3 of the 5 games, including a 12-point outburst in the quartet-finals against Utsunomiya (JPN). The 6ft 8in big man (2.05m) also had 9 rebounds in that game. As a matter of fact, he also finished 1st in rebounds.
Though Pukelis made most of his damage in the paint and on the put-backs, he also showed he could shoot from behind the arc and more importantly: he was near perfect from the free throw line (10/11).
Pukelis was ranked 29th overall in the FIBA 3x3 Individual World Ranking before Nanjing and should see a big jump after his team finished 2nd in Nanjing.