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Mykolas Ruzgys

Mykolas Ruzgys
Mykolas Ruzgys in 1939
Personal information
Born January 15, 1915
United States
Died Unknown
Height 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Weight 184 lb (83 kg)

Mykolas Ruzgys (born January 15, 1913) was an Lithuanian basketball player. He won gold medal with Lithuania national basketball team during the EuroBasket 1939, held in Kaunas.

Biography

Born in the Lithuania national basketball team and became champion of Europe in 1939. He was fifth in scoring during the competition. Around 1940 he returned to USA.

After the Second World War he settled in Monaco where he became a basketball coach. He coached the Spanish National Team in the 1950 FIBA World Championship in Argentina, while at the same time coaching one team in the Spanish League, U.D. Huesca. After that, he became player-coach for Bazan Ferrol.

Sources

  • Vidas Mačiulis, Vytautas Gudelis. Halė, kurioje žaidė Lubinas ir Sabonis. 1939–1989. – Respublikinis sporto kombinatas, Kaunas, 1989.
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