Deividas Zemgulis, Ladies and Gentlemen!
|Hometown||Loveville, MD (via Lithuania)|
|High School||St. Mary's Ryken HS|
Starz 'n Sheetz
Rankings: Scout - 3* / ESPN, 247, Rivals - Unranked
Offers: No other offers, reported interest from George Mason, San Diego St. and Davidson
It is my opinion that players who can shoot the basketball make for good basketball players, so it looks like Pat Chambers and Penn State got themselves a good player in class of 2015 small forward Deividas Zemgulis (my guess is that it's pronounced "day-VEE-das zem-GOO-liss," but I'm sure that's horribly incorrect. My Lithuanian is a bit rusty). Zemgulis, who visited State College in April for Blue-White weekend after receiving an offer in February, marks the first commit for newly-hired assistant Dwayne Anderson, who was brought on largely due to his ties to the D.C./Metro area. Anderson seems pleased to get the monkey off his back:
So that's what it feels like!— Dwayne Anderson II (@waynethepres) May 13, 2014
Needs more hashtags, IMO.
There's not much out there on Zemgulis, but what little twitter scouting I could find sounds very promising, especially having watched a team shoot so poorly in conference play for so long.
2015 Deividas Zemgulis a weapon early for St. Mary's Ryken. A sniper off the catch from deep and an energy giver on both sides— Corey Pegram (@CoreyPegram) February 22, 2014
Last but not least for Rykin is 6'6 Jr Deividas Zemgulis/Lithuanian came In last June but not on circuit/Long range shooter might be High DI— Steve Keller (@SteveKellerNRR) February 23, 2014
Zemgulis also brings some FIBA experience to State College, having played in the U16 European Championships for Lithuania last summer, where he averaged 5.0 points per game in 22.8 mpg. Deividas becomes the second member of Penn State's 2015 class, joining up with prized power forward Mike Watkins. And if you're one to believe in the powers of the crystal ball, the class may have their third addition sooner rather than later.
|1||G - DJ Newbill^||F - Brandon Taylor||G - Geno Thorpe||C - Julian Moore^|
|2||G - John Johnson||F - Donovon Jack||C - Julian Moore^||F - Payton Banks^|
|3||F - Ross Travis||C - Jordan Dickerson||F - Payton Banks^||G - Isaiah Washington|
|4||F - Brandon Taylor||G - Devin Foster||G - Isaiah Washington||G - Shep Garner|
|5||F - Donovon Jack||G - Geno Thorpe||G - Shep Garner||F - Michael Watkins|
|6||C - Jordan Dickerson||C - Julian Moore^||F - Michael Watkins||F - Deividas Zemgulis|
|7||G - Devin Foster||F - Payton Banks^||F - Deividas Zemgulis|
|8||G - Geno Thorpe||G - Isaiah Washington|
|9||C -Julian Moore^||G - Shep Garner|
|10||F - Payton Banks^||F - Michael Watkins|
|11||G - Isaiah Washington||F - Deividas Zemgulis|
|12||G - Shep Garner|
^Used a redshirt year