Arrived in 2021 on the Rock, the 32-year-old Lithuanian strong winger (or pivot) Donatas Motiejunas has extended his contract for next season with the French champion club.
After having known eleven different clubs during the first fourteen years of his professional career, Donatas Motiejunas has decided to settle down a bit and will play a third consecutive season in the same club, which had not happened to him since his NBA adventure in Houston (2012-16.) The 32-year-old Lithuanian strong winger (or pivot) has indeed extended his contract with AS Monaco, the champion club of France.
“I am very happy to stay in Monaco. For me it has become a kind of home, confided the native of Kaunas. This will be my third season and I really enjoy playing here. I love the fans, the club, the organization, the owner, everyone who supports us. I want to thank them. Without them, I might not have made this decision. And I am very grateful to them. We’ve had an amazing season, but there’s still a lot of work to do. I think we can come back much stronger and better than last year. And I hope we can all achieve our dreams. (…) Monaco is a great team, a growing team. I have enormous respect for the people who make up this club. The president, Oleksiy, our coach Sasa, the government of Monaco. It is a great honor to be appreciated in this way. So I’m very happy about that. »
Motiejunas fourth player to extend
In the 2022-23 fiscal year, Donatas Motiejunas shot 8.5 points and 3.7 rebounds in Euroleague, which ASM finished in third place, and 10.7 points and 4.6 rebounds in Betclic Elite. The player drafted in 2011 by Minnesota in 20th position will play in the World Cup in Asia with Lithuania (against Egypt, Mexico and Montenegro in the group stage), before starting the French championship in mid-September. Since its coronation in June against Boulogne-Levallois, the Roca Team has recruited Petr Cornelie, Mam Jaiteh and Terry Tarpey, and extended the contracts of Jaron Blossomgame, John Brown, Donta Hall, and therefore Donatas Motiejunas. What to dream of the double!