Lietuvos Rytas coach Aleskandar Trifunovic allowed the newcomer from Serbia a team-high 25 minute of play to try to build at least the slightest connection between the guard and the rest of the team before the Baltic League (BBL) final four at the weekend.
“One of my goals was to include Rasic into our game, so he can adapt to our style as fast as it’s possible,” coach Trifunovic said.
Despite scoring just two points on four shots, Rasic left a very good impression when it comes to commanding the team’s game and moving the ball. The Serb finished the game with a game-high seven assists, which brought him a total ranking of 8.
“I think that Rasic’s offensive capabilities are much higher than we saw from his today. Talking in general, he was playmaking for his teammates tonight and I hope that with time his performances will only improve,” Lietuvos Rytas’ coach added.
Jonas Valanciunas and Milko Bjelica led the way for Lietuvos Rytas with 14 points each, Simas Jasaitis and Kenan Bajramovic both added 13 points and Steponas Babrauskas finished the night with 11.
Techasas top-scorer’s honors went to Marius Valukonis, who ended up scoring 16 points, Karolis Babkauskas and Gintaras Leonavicius shared 12 points each, while big man Darius Silinskis added 11.