Born Martynas Pocius on April 28, 1986, in Vilnius, Lithuania ...
father, Gintaras, is a basketball coach ... mother, Jurate Pociene,
is a physical education teacher ... enjoys music, computer games,
tennis and soccer.
High School / International Basketball Notes:
Played the last two seasons at the Holderness School in
Plymouth, N.H. ... led Holderness to back-to-back New England Prep
School Class C titles ... averaged 18 points, five rebounds and
three assists per game as a senior to lead the team to a 19-10 record
... ranked 40th overall and 12th among shooting guards by Rivals.com
... rated as the 55th-top prospect (16th among two-guards) by Scout.com
... averaged 18 points and 4.5 rebounds per game in leading Holderness
to a 17-7 record and its first state championship in 2004.
Averaged 20.0 points per game while shooting 55.4 percent (62-of-112)
from the field to guide Lithuania to a 3-5 record and a seventh-place
finish at the 2006 Ostchem Under-20 European Championship ... finished
third in scoring and field goal percentage at the event, while also
ranking in the top 10 in free throw percentage (78.8 pct. - 8th)
and field goals made (62 - 2nd) ... reached double-figures in scoring
in all eight games, including a 34-point effort on 12-of-19 shooting
in a 100-94 double-overtime loss to Slovenia ... also scored 32
points in a 98-86 win over Bulgaria ... named to the World Select
team for the 2005 Nike Hoops Summit ... led the World Team with
20 points and had four rebounds in a 106-98 loss to the USA at the
Eighth Annual Nike Hoops Summit ... was among the top shooters at
the 2004 European U-18 Championships, averaging 18 points, three
rebounds and 2.3 assists per game, while shooting 43 percent from
the three-point arc and making at least two three-point field goals
in all seven games played.
An athletic wing with the ability to drive to the basket ... has
the tools to be an effective scorer ... recovered from ankle surgery
performed in March to be ready for the open of the 2007-08 season
... active in Duke’s award-winning Verizon Read with the Blue
Devils, a community outreach reading program in the Durham school
district ... also participated in the school’s Junior Blue
Devil Club Day presented to kids between the ages of 1-16 ... also
did volunteer work during the Duke Children’s Golf Classic.
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