Lafayette ties its largest scoring output of the year with 93-86 win over American
Second half struggles plague Lafayette in 81-65 defeat
Freshman scored nine in the final 43 seconds, but couldn’t complete the comeback
Leopards look for third straight win for the first time this season
Leopards outscore Greyhounds 48-31 in final 20 minutes for 84-67 victory
2017-18: Started in 27 of 31 of the games for the Maroon and White this season…had his best career game against Navy, scoring a career-high 25 points on 11-of-14 from the field…tied a career-best with two blocks at Loyola to accompany 12 points and eight rebounds…scored 15 points on 5-of-11 shooting from the field in the win over Susquehanna…filled up the stat sheet in a win over Quinnipiac, scoring eight points to go along with six rebounds, three assists, two blocks, all without a turnover…followed up that performance with an eight-point, eight-rebound outing against Penn, tying a career-high with three steals…the forward averaged 24.5 minutes per game over the course of his junior campaign while he ranked second on the team in rebounds (165) and steals (18).
2016-17: Started in 19 games during his sophomore year, averaging 9.1 points per game...added 15 points on 6-of-7 from the field in the win over American...registered a season-high 18 points on 60-of-9 from the floor in the loss at Army...tied his season-high with nine rebounds in the loss to Loyola...came up with a career-high three steals to go along with 10 points in the win over Army...registered 17 points on 8-of-11 from the field in the win at Loyola...posted 16 points against Drexel on 4-of-7 shooting from distance.
2015-16: Played in all 30 games for the Leopards, starting three of them...scored eight points along with four rebounds, two assists, one block and a steal (11/13)...notched his first double-digit game (13) against La Salle (11/23)...recorded a double-double against Loyola with 10 points and 11 rebounds (1/2)...tallied his second career double-double with 14 points and 10 boards against Boston U. (2/6)...shot 100% from the field (6-6) and hit 6-9 free throws on his way to scoring 21 at home against Colgate (2/27).
High School: Played basketball at in Kaunas, Lithuania prior to his junior season when he transferred to The Perkiomen School in Pennsburg, Pa…Averaged 17.3 points, 6.9 rebounds, 2.1 assists and one block per game during his junior season…Earned varsity letters his junior and senior seasons…Member of the U16 Lithuanian national team…Participated in the U18 Lithuanian national team camp…Earned Mercury All-Area First-Team honors in the Tri-County League his junior season…Member of the honors list both years at The Perkiomen School…Also participated as a leader in cross country, a community service volunteer and worked in archives, restoring and researching historical documents.
Personal: Son of Mindaugas Zalys and Ausra Zaliene…born on September 24, 1995.