Rolandas Alijevas signs with Azad University Tehran
Mar 03, 2017
Lithuanian PG Rolandas Alijevas agreed terms with one of the Iranian Superleague leaders - Azad University Tehran. Last season Rolandas played at Juventus Utena in Lithuanian LKL league. In 32 LKL games he had 9.0ppg, 2.6rpg, 6.0apg and 1.4spg. Alijevas helped them to make it to the semifinals. Quite impressive season as he was voted Eurobasket.com All-Lithuanian LKL Guard of the Year, named to 1st Team and named to All-Domestic Players Team. Alijevas also played 14 games in FIBA Europe Cup where he recorded 7.9ppg, 3.1rpg, 5.1apg (leader !!!) and 1.1spg (in top 4).
The previous (14-15) season Alijevas played at BC Siauliai (also in LKL). The team played in three different competitions (!!!) that year, and he was exposed to basketball on different levels. In 38 LKL games he averaged 7.2ppg, 2.2rpg, 3.8apg and 1.0spg. Alijevas contributed to his team making it to the Lithuanian Cup Semifinals. Alijevas also played 6 games in FIBA Europe Cup where he got 7.8ppg, 1.3rpg, 3.3apg (top 5) and 1.0spg. He also played 8 games in Baltic League where he got 10.0ppg, 3.5rpg, 4.9apg and 1.3spg. Alijevas contributed to his team winning the Baltic League championship (twice).
He represented Lithuania at the World University Championships in Bangkok ten years ago.
Alijevas is quite experienced player. He has played also professionally in France, Germany (Phoenix Hagen), Greece, Poland (Polonia W-wa), Russia (Krasnie Krilya), Slovenia and Ukraine (Budivelnyk) and Lithuania (Zalgiris, Nevezis, Vytautas and P.Zvaigzdes).