VEF Riga (LBL) signed 30-year old Lithuanian forward Saulius Kulvietis (206cm-100kg, agency: Octagon Europe). He played recently at Rytas in Lithuanian LKL league. The last season Kulvietis played at JDA Dijon in French Jeep ELITE ProA where in 12 games he had 6.3ppg and 2.3rpg. He helped them to win the cup. Kulvietis also played 8 games in Basketball Champions League where he recorded 7.3ppg and 2.5rpg.
Kulvietis represented Lithuania at the World University Games in Gwangju (South Korea) six years ago. His stats at that event were 8 games: 7.4ppg, 3.1rpg, 1.9apg, FGP: 50.0%, 3PT: 25.0%, FT: 90.0%.
Kulvietis has played previously professionally also in Spain (Joventut).
He won Lithuanian KKML championship title in 2017.
He could be described:
Forward who can play at SF and PF positions. Has a high basketball IQ, well developed player tactically who understands and reads the game very well. Saulius is a great shooter, can make three-pointer of mid-range shot of the dribble. Needs to improve his strength as a PF and ball handling as a SF.