World Championship Captain of Lithuanian National Basketball Team Graduates from University of Worcester

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One of the world’s top basketball players, Robertas Javtokas, has graduated at the University of Worcester with an MSc in European Basketball coaching Science.

The innovative course is delivered by Worcester in partnership with the Lithuanian Sports University.

Robertas is a 6ft 11in Lithuanian professional basketball player for Žalgiris Kaunas, of the Lithuanian Basketball League. He has also played for the top clubs in Europe such as Dynamo Moscow (Russia) and Panathinaikos (Greece).

He has been a member of the Lithuanian national team since 2004 and has played in the full range of elite events including the European Championships, the Olympics and captained his country to a bronze medal in the World Championships in 2010.

On June 20, 2012, Robertas Javtokas was named as one of the best Eurocup players of all time.

“I am proud to be graduating with an MSc in Basketball Coaching Science,” Robertas said. “To combine study and play has been a very challenging, yet worthwhile experience and something I will also benefit from in the longer term. I would like to thank all of the staff for their support.”

Mick Donovan, Head of the University of Worcester’s Institute of Sport and Exercise Science, said: “We have attracted student athletes and coaches from all over the world onto this course and are delighted to be celebrating this academic success with Robertas, who is one of Lithuania’s finest ambassadors on the court.”