Paulius Jankunas has tied Mike Batiste at 2 pointers made in the Euroleague history

Last night in the game played at the Peace and Friendship Stadium from Piraeus, the veteran center Paulius Jankunas broke a new record. Coming from the bench, he helped his team Zalgiris against Olympiacos with only 2 points, but he tied this way, the legendary Mike Batiste for the 4th place in the Euroleague history at 2 pointers scored. Both players have now 949 baskets made inside the arc.

The next target for Jankunas is to try to pass this season Felipe Reyes, who is still injured and has 961 shots made from the 2 point range. Between all these 3 centers who will remain in the history of the most important European competition, Mike Batiste still has the best percentage (58.83), while Paulius Jankunas has 55.05% and Felipe Reyes 49.90%.

It is also very interested that both Felipe Reyes and Paulius Jankunas are very close to joining the 3000 points club, where Georgios Printezis has reached last night. The Spaniard has 2998 points scored in his impressive Euroleague career and the Lithuanian is almost there with 2996.


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