Vytautas Budriūnas: Lithuanian basketball player (1908 - 2003)
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Vytautas Budriūnas
Lithuanian basketball player

Vytautas Budriūnas

Vytautas Budriūnas
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Intro Lithuanian basketball player
Was Athlete Basketball player
From United States of America Lithuania
Field Sports
Gender male
Birth 19 December 1908, Waukegan
Death 28 June 2003, Wisconsin (aged 94 years)
Height: 191
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Vytautas Budriūnas (Americanized his name as Walter "Whitey" Budrun; born December 19, 1908; died June 28, 2003) was a Lithuanian basketball player. He won gold medal at EuroBasket 1939 with Lithuania national basketball team. He was notable for his one-handed jumpshot (he used it because of a left arm that never straightened after being broken) and is one of the hookshot founders.


In 1934 he graduated Marquette University. Played for college stars team (Marquette University team). In 1938 he arrived to Lithuania and competed for Lithuania national basketball team during EuroBasket 1939. During EuroBasket 1939 he scored 73 points combined.

Later he returned to United States and worked as a coach and school sports director (1940–1959).

In 2007 he was named fourth during the most famous Lithuanian basketball player election.

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