Posted On: 02/10/21 9:00 AM

Other than delay the start of the MIAA season, COVID has also restricted scouts from getting into the gym and seeing new faces of teams within the league. As teams began official practice yesterday, Mt. Carmel welcomes a big paint presence that’s needed in a league with skilled frontcourt prospects. Tadas Gudonis is a junior center who stands close to 6-foot-10 and hails from Lithuania.

"I’m a center who has good post defense. I can shoot three-pointers, mid-range and my free-throws are good. I can dribble pretty good, but I don’t try to dribble too much," Gudonis told Prep Hoops.

To help further get a feel for Gudonis’ mindset and playing style, he finds himself watching a current NBA center who has a similar approach.

"Jonas Valanciunas. He’s also very tall and my style of player. He can do a lot of things out of posting and now he can shoot three-pointers."

Gudonis arrived on campus two months ago, but had to quarantine for three weeks before getting in the gym and working out. It hasn’t been long, but he’s already noticed a difference on the court in comparison to where he played in Lithuania.

"Players are much more aggressive

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