King’s Lynn Fury coach James Bamfield has begun assembling his senior roster with his second signing, 6ft 7 guard/forward, Arnas Maziliuaskas.
Maziliauskas finally signed a year after Bamfield initially thought he had secured his signature. Having played in last year’s pre season, problems with work meant he could not commit to the side.
Bamfield said: “Arnas is a very talented player and can contribute to our side in a number of areas - at 6ft 7 his size on the perimeter will allow us to switch on screens and play more zone too.
“He obviously helps on the boards and I think once we get him comfortable in our system he will be able to create offensively off the bounce and in pick and rolls. He is also a good shooter which fits our system well.”
Maziliauskas made his debut on Saturday with his shooting going 1 from 10 on ‘threes’ but did have 10 rebounds and eight points.
He said: “I was a little nervous today and when things didn’t go my way I let that get to me a little bit. I think overall though it was a good start for the team and I’m excited for what we can achieve at Fury.”
Vytau Girdzius (17) has been offered senior terms by Bamfield. Vytau has been with Fury since u16’s and made huge strides last season at the CWA Academy.
On debut a nervous Girdzius played 12 minutes and contributed two points and an assist.
He said: “I want to play at as high a level of possible and I’m excited to be a part of something special here at Fury. I’m really grateful to JB for helping me.”
Fury ran out at Lynnsport on Saturday with a new look team for the upcoming season. USAF Lakenheath, which comprised American Air Force players, were winners (71-78) in a high tempo game.