VEF Riga
#4 Guard United States of America 1983 Height: 1.88
#5 Guard Latvia 1995 Height: 1.83
#6 Guard Latvia 1995 Height: 1.80
#8 Forward Latvia 1995 Height: 1.93
#9 Forward Latvia 1984 Height: 2.02
#11 Guard Latvia 1985 Height: 1.96
#12 Forward Latvia 1983 Height: 1.95
#13 Guard United States of America 1990 Height: 1.96
#14 Forward Latvia 1985 Height: 2.13
#15 Forward United States of America 1986 Height: 2.03
#20 Center Latvia 1990 Height: 2.04
#21 Center Lithuania 1984 Height: 2.08
#32 Center Latvia 1995 Height: 2.16
#41 Forward Lithuania 1980 Height: 2.03
#45 Guard Latvia 1989 Height: 1.92
Head coach Lithuania 1964
EuroCup 2012-13
Accumulated Statistics - All phases
  Rebounds Blocks Fouls
Player G GS Min Pts 2FG 3FG FT O D T As St To Fv Ag Cm Rv PIR
BERTANS, DAIRIS 12 0 276:01 131 23/41 20/52 25/25 4 21 25 27 11 26     21 28 125
BERZINS, KASPARS 12 8 280:25 116 31/60 8/21 30/42 20 50 70 16 13 22 7 2 48 42 138
BLAUS, LAURIS 9 0 52:04 7 3/6 0/1 1/2 2 7 9 3 1 3 1   13 2 2
DANIELS, WILL 12 9 211:47 96 31/54 3/15 25/36 8 18 26 5 5 22 3 4 27 31 67
GEKS, DAVIS 1 0 2:18 2 1/2     1   1               2
JAHOVICS, GATIS 12 3 205:33 52 14/25 4/10 12/13 12 14 26 8 6 6     30 20 58
JANICENOKS, KRISTAPS 12 12 377:53 168 30/58 26/69 30/34 6 18 24 27 8 24   3 27 34 132
KAVALIAUSKAS, ANTANAS 12 11 259:07 117 50/81   17/23 21 34 55 11 5 19 6 7 48 27 110
PASECNIKS, ANZEJS 2 0 1:04 2 1/1     1   1 1             4
ROWLAND, EARL 12 12 366:08 184 50/94 19/47 27/37 6 44 50 57 14 28 2 2 28 57 224
STRELNIEKS, ARTURS 10 0 63:33 14 1/3 3/4 3/4 2 4 6 2 1 2   2 12 4 7
ZAVACKAS, DONATAS 12 5 327:59 92 8/15 20/49 16/22 9 38 47 13 5 18 2 2 37 27 87
ZVIGURS, IVARS 1 0 1:08 2 1/1                         2
Totals     2425:00 983 244/441 103/268 186/238 107 275 382 170 69 179 21 22 292 272 990
Average     202:05 81.91 55.3% 38.4% 78.2% 8.91 22.91 31.83 14.16 5.75 14.91 1.75 1.83 24.33 22.66 82.5
Average Statistics - All phases
  Rebounds Blocks Fouls
Player G GS Min Pts 2FG 3FG FT O D T As St To Fv Ag Cm Rv PIR
BERTANS, DAIRIS 12 0 23:00 10.9 56.1% 38.5% 100% 0.3 1.8 2.1 2.3 0.9 2.2     1.8 2.3 10.4
BERZINS, KASPARS 12 8 23:22 9.7 51.7% 38.1% 71.4% 1.7 4.2 5.8 1.3 1.1 1.8 0.6 0.2 4 3.5 11.5
BLAUS, LAURIS 9 0 5:47 0.8 50%   50% 0.2 0.8 1 0.3 0.1 0.3 0.1   1.4 0.2 0.2
DANIELS, WILL 12 9 17:38 8 57.4% 20% 69.4% 0.7 1.5 2.2 0.4 0.4 1.8 0.3 0.3 2.3 2.6 5.6
GEKS, DAVIS 1 0 2:18 2 50%     1   1               2
JAHOVICS, GATIS 12 3 17:07 4.3 56% 40% 92.3% 1 1.2 2.2 0.7 0.5 0.5     2.5 1.7 4.8
JANICENOKS, KRISTAPS 12 12 31:29 14 51.7% 37.7% 88.2% 0.5 1.5 2 2.3 0.7 2   0.3 2.3 2.8 11
KAVALIAUSKAS, ANTANAS 12 11 21:35 9.8 61.7%   73.9% 1.8 2.8 4.6 0.9 0.4 1.6 0.5 0.6 4 2.3 9.2
PASECNIKS, ANZEJS 2 0 0:32 1 100%     0.5   0.5 0.5             2
ROWLAND, EARL 12 12 30:30 15.3 53.2% 40.4% 73% 0.5 3.7 4.2 4.8 1.2 2.3 0.2 0.2 2.3 4.8 18.7
STRELNIEKS, ARTURS 10 0 6:21 1.4 33.3% 75% 75% 0.2 0.4 0.6 0.2 0.1 0.2   0.2 1.2 0.4 0.7
ZAVACKAS, DONATAS 12 5 27:19 7.7 53.3% 40.8% 72.7% 0.8 3.2 3.9 1.1 0.4 1.5 0.2 0.2 3.1 2.3 7.3
ZVIGURS, IVARS 1 0 1:08 2 100%                         2
Average     202:05 81.91 55.3% 38.4% 78.2% 8.91 22.91 31.83 14.16 5.75 14.91 1.75 1.83 24.33 22.66 82.5
Accumulated Statistics - Last 16
  Rebounds Blocks Fouls
Player G GS Min Pts 2FG 3FG FT O D T As St To Fv Ag Cm Rv PIR
BERTANS, DAIRIS 6 0 130:13 43 8/17 7/24 6/6 3 11 14 13 6 16     11 9 32
BERZINS, KASPARS 6 5 132:07 54 13/27 5/11 13/21 11 22 33 7 8 10 4 2 24 20 62
BLAUS, LAURIS 5 0 33:03 6 3/5     2 4 6 3 1 2     7 1 6
DANIELS, WILL 6 4 93:38 39 13/26 2/6 7/14 4 11 15 1 1 8     9 12 27
GEKS, DAVIS 1 0 2:18 2 1/2     1   1               2
JAHOVICS, GATIS 6 2 117:10 43 12/19 3/7 10/11 6 10 16 5 5 4     14 10 49
JANICENOKS, KRISTAPS 6 6 188:27 80 16/27 11/37 15/15 2 10 12 10 6 14   3 14 13 53
KAVALIAUSKAS, ANTANAS 6 6 147:06 67 27/43   13/16 10 29 39 8 1 7 3 5 22 20 85
PASECNIKS, ANZEJS 1 0 0:07                              
ROWLAND, EARL 6 6 186:14 113 24/48 16/33 17/25 3 24 27 29 9 14 2 1 14 34 136
STRELNIEKS, ARTURS 6 0 24:36     0/1     3 3     1     6   -5
ZAVACKAS, DONATAS 6 1 168:53 59 4/7 14/29 9/11 5 18 23 7 2 11   1 21 13 51
ZVIGURS, IVARS 1 0 1:08 2 1/1                         2
Totals     1225:00 508 122/222 58/148 90/119 54 159 213 83 39 94 9 12 143 132 516
Average     204:10 84.66 55% 39.2% 75.6% 9 26.5 35.5 13.83 6.5 15.66 1.5 2 23.83 22 86
Average Statistics - Last 16
  Rebounds Blocks Fouls
Player G GS Min Pts 2FG 3FG FT O D T As St To Fv Ag Cm Rv PIR
BERTANS, DAIRIS 6 0 21:42 7.2 47.1% 29.2% 100% 0.5 1.8 2.3 2.2 1 2.7     1.8 1.5 5.3
BERZINS, KASPARS 6 5 22:01 9 48.1% 45.5% 61.9% 1.8 3.7 5.5 1.2 1.3 1.7 0.7 0.3 4 3.3 10.3
BLAUS, LAURIS 5 0 6:36 1.2 60%     0.4 0.8 1.2 0.6 0.2 0.4     1.4 0.2 1.2
DANIELS, WILL 6 4 15:36 6.5 50% 33.3% 50% 0.7 1.8 2.5 0.2 0.2 1.3     1.5 2 4.5
GEKS, DAVIS 1 0 2:18 2 50%     1   1               2
JAHOVICS, GATIS 6 2 19:31 7.2 63.2% 42.9% 90.9% 1 1.7 2.7 0.8 0.8 0.7     2.3 1.7 8.2
JANICENOKS, KRISTAPS 6 6 31:24 13.3 59.3% 29.7% 100% 0.3 1.7 2 1.7 1 2.3   0.5 2.3 2.2 8.8
KAVALIAUSKAS, ANTANAS 6 6 24:31 11.2 62.8%   81.3% 1.7 4.8 6.5 1.3 0.2 1.2 0.5 0.8 3.7 3.3 14.2
PASECNIKS, ANZEJS 1 0 0:07                              
ROWLAND, EARL 6 6 31:02 18.8 50% 48.5% 68% 0.5 4 4.5 4.8 1.5 2.3 0.3 0.2 2.3 5.7 22.7
STRELNIEKS, ARTURS 6 0 4:06           0.5 0.5     0.2     1   -0.8
ZAVACKAS, DONATAS 6 1 28:08 9.8 57.1% 48.3% 81.8% 0.8 3 3.8 1.2 0.3 1.8   0.2 3.5 2.2 8.5
ZVIGURS, IVARS 1 0 1:08 2 100%                         2
Average     204:10 84.66 55% 39.2% 75.6% 9 26.5 35.5 13.83 6.5 15.66 1.5 2 23.83 22 86
Accumulated Statistics - Regular Season
  Rebounds Blocks Fouls
Player G GS Min Pts 2FG 3FG FT O D T As St To Fv Ag Cm Rv PIR
BERTANS, DAIRIS 6 0 145:48 88 15/24 13/28 19/19 1 10 11 14 5 10     10 19 93
BERZINS, KASPARS 6 3 148:18 62 18/33 3/10 17/21 9 28 37 9 5 12 3   24 22 76
BLAUS, LAURIS 4 0 19:01 1 0/1 0/1 1/2   3 3     1 1   6 1 -4
DANIELS, WILL 6 5 118:09 57 18/28 1/9 18/22 4 7 11 4 4 14 3 4 18 19 40
JAHOVICS, GATIS 6 1 88:23 9 2/6 1/3 2/2 6 4 10 3 1 2     16 10 9
JANICENOKS, KRISTAPS 6 6 189:26 88 14/31 15/32 15/19 4 8 12 17 2 10     13 21 79
KAVALIAUSKAS, ANTANAS 6 5 112:01 50 23/38   4/7 11 5 16 3 4 12 3 2 26 7 25
PASECNIKS, ANZEJS 1 0 0:57 2 1/1     1   1 1             4
ROWLAND, EARL 6 6 179:54 71 26/46 3/14 10/12 3 20 23 28 5 14   1 14 23 88
STRELNIEKS, ARTURS 4 0 38:57 14 1/3 3/3 3/4 2 1 3 2 1 1   2 6 4 12
ZAVACKAS, DONATAS 6 4 159:06 33 4/8 6/20 7/11 4 20 24 6 3 7 2 1 16 14 36
Totals     1200:00 475 122/219 45/120 96/119 53 116 169 87 30 85 12 10 149 140 474
Average     200:00 79.16 55.7% 37.5% 80.7% 8.83 19.33 28.16 14.5 5 14.16 2 1.66 24.83 23.33 79
Average Statistics - Regular Season
  Rebounds Blocks Fouls
Player G GS Min Pts 2FG 3FG FT O D T As St To Fv Ag Cm Rv PIR
BERTANS, DAIRIS 6 0 24:18 14.7 62.5% 46.4% 100% 0.2 1.7 1.8 2.3 0.8 1.7     1.7 3.2 15.5
BERZINS, KASPARS 6 3 24:43 10.3 54.5% 30% 81% 1.5 4.7 6.2 1.5 0.8 2 0.5   4 3.7 12.7
BLAUS, LAURIS 4 0 4:45 0.3     50%   0.8 0.8     0.3 0.3   1.5 0.3 -1
DANIELS, WILL 6 5 19:41 9.5 64.3% 11.1% 81.8% 0.7 1.2 1.8 0.7 0.7 2.3 0.5 0.7 3 3.2 6.7
JAHOVICS, GATIS 6 1 14:43 1.5 33.3% 33.3% 100% 1 0.7 1.7 0.5 0.2 0.3     2.7 1.7 1.5
JANICENOKS, KRISTAPS 6 6 31:34 14.7 45.2% 46.9% 78.9% 0.7 1.3 2 2.8 0.3 1.7     2.2 3.5 13.2
KAVALIAUSKAS, ANTANAS 6 5 18:40 8.3 60.5%   57.1% 1.8 0.8 2.7 0.5 0.7 2 0.5 0.3 4.3 1.2 4.2
PASECNIKS, ANZEJS 1 0 0:57 2 100%     1   1 1             4
ROWLAND, EARL 6 6 29:59 11.8 56.5% 21.4% 83.3% 0.5 3.3 3.8 4.7 0.8 2.3   0.2 2.3 3.8 14.7
STRELNIEKS, ARTURS 4 0 9:44 3.5 33.3% 100% 75% 0.5 0.3 0.8 0.5 0.3 0.3   0.5 1.5 1 3
ZAVACKAS, DONATAS 6 4 26:31 5.5 50% 30% 63.6% 0.7 3.3 4 1 0.5 1.2 0.3 0.2 2.7 2.3 6
Average     200:00 79.16 55.7% 37.5% 80.7% 8.83 19.33 28.16 14.5 5 14.16 2 1.66 24.83 23.33 79
Club info
VEF Riga’s run of three straight Latvian League crowns came to an end last season, but the club is eager to bounce right back and, through its third appearance in the Turkish Airlines Euroleague Qualifying Rounds, advance to its first ever Euroleague regular season. VEF reached the Latvian League finals, but lost to rival BK Ventspils. VEF did not get past the regular season in either the Eurocup or VTB United League too, all which further motivates the club for big things in 2014-15. Founded in 1958, VEF has featured some of the best players in Latvian history - Valdis Valters, Igor and Raimons Miglieniks, Gundars Vetra, Janis Krumins, Cezars Ozere and Juris Kalnins. VEF finished third in the 1960 Soviet League, and with the likes of Krumins, Ozere and Kalnins, finished third again in 1966. After suffering through some quiet years, Valters led VEF back to a spot in the Soviet League in 1978, where the club won fifth place in 1985 and third in 1991. VEF took part in the 1991 Korac Cup and the 1992 Saporta Cup qualifying rounds, but soon after ceased to exist. VEF Riga was re-founded in 2007 with Valters as the head coach and made it to the Latvian League semifinals and the Baltic League second-division title game in both 2008 and 2009. In the 2009-10 campaign, VEF reached the Baltic League quarterfinals, and its first ever Latvian League finals. The following season VEF enjoyed its Eurocup debut, reached the Baltic League title game and beat Ventspils for the club's first Latvian League title. More accomplishments were to come: In addition to two more Latvian League titles, VEF made its Euroleague Qualifying Rounds debut in 2011, narrowly missed the Eurocup playoffs in 2012-13, and advanced to the VTB quarterfinals the same year. Now, VEF Riga is ready to get back into contention for historic results, as it attempts to reach the Euroleague for the very first time.
Trophy Case
Latvian National League: 2010-11, 2011-12, 2012-13, 2014-15
Average Records - All seasons
Category Season Value
Index Rating 2012-13 82.50
Points 2012-13 81.92
Total Rebounds 2011-12 36.42
Assists 2014-15 17.80
Steals 2010-11 8.83
Blocks 2010-11 3.50
2-pointers made 2010-11 24.00
3-pointers made 2012-13 8.58
Free throws made 2012-13 15.50
# Player Pos. H.
4 ROWLAND, EARL G 1.88
5 GEKS, DAVIS G 1.83
6 PLAVNIEKS, KRISTAPS G 1.80
8 ZVIGURS, IVARS F 1.93
9 JAHOVICS, GATIS F 2.02
11 STRELNIEKS, ARTURS G 1.96
12 JANICENOKS, KRISTAPS F 1.95
13 LOUCKS, LUKE G 1.96
14 BERZINS, KASPARS F 2.13
15 DANIELS, WILL F 2.03
20 BLAUS, LAURIS C 2.04
21 KAVALIAUSKAS, ANTANAS C 2.08
32 PASECNIKS, ANZEJS C 2.16
41 ZAVACKAS, DONATAS F 2.03
45 BERTANS, DAIRIS G 1.92
President:
Maris Martinsons
Club Address:
Skunu Street6, Room 6
LV1050 Riga - Latvia
Arena:
ARENA RIGA
Skanstes Street 21, LV1013 Riga, Latvia