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Class of 2014 De La Salle forward Paulius Zabilevicius transferred from across pond last summer and showed some intrigue in his game. He wasn’t able to show it last season as he was sidelined, but has been playing well in open gyms this fall and is picking up some recruiting attention. Zabilevicius is a skilled forward that can really shoot the ball from the perimeter.
One of the schools to show interest in him has been Wright State. He visited their campus over the weekend and spoke with us about what he did.
“First of all when we came on campus we met the coaches and some of the staff members and went to watch the practice. After that we had a tour all around the campus. Everything looks nice and new over there. Practice facility and main gym is amazing. Apartments where students live are good too. At the end we had a meeting with a head coach at his office. I really like every part of Wright State University. I am really happy that I had a chance to meet all the coaches and staff members that works over there.”
What did he like about their program?
“That they are one of the best defensive teams in conference. First of all they want to defend their basket and then play fast on offense to score points. Also probably everybody no matter what position they play can either score inside or outside the three-point line.”
Zabilevicius talked about the development in his game over the last year.
“When I came last summer to the United States my game wasn’t so good. I was more of a European-style player where they play slow possession basketball. During this past year, I developed my speed, shooting, dribbling, and passing skills. Last year, I wasn’t able to play because of the rules. De La Salle coaches put me a lot in me and I’m really thankful for them for what they did to make me better.”