Justin Gorham, who joined the Vilnius Rytas team in March of this year and made a significant contribution to reaching the "Betsafe-LKL" final, will wear the black-white-red shirt next season as well.
"I am very happy to return to Vilnius. There is unfinished business that needs to be taken care of," the American stated the reasons for the decision. "Vilnius is a great city with wonderful people. From the first day I got here, I received the highest level of attention and respect from the coaches, teammates and of course the fans. That's one of the reasons why I made this decision."
Although the 201 cm tall winger managed to play only one match in the Champions League, in 19 games in the Lithuanian Basketball League he scored 9.6 points (44.6% treys), rebounded 6.2 balls and collected a total of 13.5 assists. score.
The American, who will soon celebrate his 25th birthday, played his most successful game in Lithuania in the quarterfinals against Neptūnas, when he collected a double-double and 26 efficiency points: he scored 19 points, grabbed 12 balls under the board and made 4 assists.
Before coming to Vilnius, J. Gorham played for the Hapoel Gilboa Galil club in the Israeli league. There, he was the second-highest rebounder in the entire league. He averaged 13.1 points, 9.6 rebounds, 2.2 assists, 1.1 steals and 16.2 assists in 31 minutes.
This summer, American Javins DeLaurier was added to Ryto's elite team, and Lithuanians Martynas Echodas and Gytis Masiulis will continue to play in it.