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18/07/2012
Simas Jasaitis (Lithuania)

VILNIUS (Olympics) - Lithuania coach Kestutis Kemzura has decided to make two changes to his roster for the London Games with guards Tomas Delininkaitis and Deividas Dulkys making way for Simas Jasaitis and Renaldas Seibutis.

Injuries prevented both Jasaitis and Seibutis from playing at the FIBA Olympic Qualifying Tournament (OQT) but now both are ready to play again.

Neither Delininkaitis nor Dulkys saw much time coming off the bench in Caracas, although Delininkaitis, 30, did play nine minutes and score 11 points in the Semi-Final victory over the Dominican Republic.

He was a perfect eight of eight from the charity stripe in that game.

Dulkys, who just finished his collegiate career at Florida State in America, played a total of five minutes and scored three points.

A lack of experience in international basketball was the main reason the coaching staff elected not to take him to London.

The 24-year-old said: "I learned a lot and I am grateful to the team for the fact that I had the opportunity to be with them for so long."

Veteran center and captain, Robertas Javtokas, withdrew from the squad on Tuesday because of a stress fracture in his foot and was replaced by Antanas Kavaliauskas.

Lithuania will play in Group A at the London Games and go up against Tunisia, the United States, France, Nigeria and Argentina.

Lithuania squad for Olympic Basketball Tournament: Sarunas Jasikevicius, Mantas Kalnietis, Renaldas Seibutis, Martynas Pocius, Rimantas Kaukėnas, Linas Kleiza, Simas Jasaitis, Jonas Maciulis, Paulius Jankunas, Darius Songaila, Jonas Valanciunas and Antanas Kavaliauskas.

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