BK Valmiera Rosters

2016-2017 BK Valmiera Roster

# Player Pos Height Weight Age Birth City NBA Draft Status Nationality
14 Arturs Berzins PF 6-9 212 28 Ogre 2010 NBA Draft, Undrafted Latvia
9 Ojars Berzins SG 6-2 185 16 N/A 2023 NBA Draft Eligible Latvia
16 Lauris Blaus FC 6-9 235 27 Riga 2012 NBA Draft, Undrafted Latvia
- D'or Fischer FC 6-11 255 35 Philadelphia (PA) 2005 NBA Draft, Undrafted United States
Israel
7 Raimonds Gabrans PG 6-1 190 32 Gulbene 2006 NBA Draft, Undrafted Latvia
6 Ervins Jonats F 6-8 209 26 Ogre 2013 NBA Draft, Undrafted Latvia
13 Haralds Karlis SG 6-6 210 25 Riga 2015 NBA Draft, Undrafted Latvia
5 Edgars Kaufmanis PG 6-1 188 18 Valmiera 2021 NBA Draft Eligible Latvia
5 Janis Kaufmanis PG 6-1 187 27 Riga 2011 NBA Draft, Undrafted Latvia
54 Martins Laksa SF 6-7 198 26 Riga 2012 NBA Draft, Undrafted Latvia
15 Rinalds Malmanis PF 6-9 210 20 Valmiera 2018 NBA Draft Eligible Latvia
4 Ashton Mitchell G 6-0 185 28 New Orleans (LA) 2010 NBA Draft, Undrafted United States
32 Damier Pitts PG 5-10 165 27 Charlotte (NC) 2012 NBA Draft, Undrafted United States
10 Carson Puriefoy G 6-0 175 23 Wenonah (NJ) 2016 NBA Draft, Undrafted United States
- Bogdans Railians F 6-4 - 17 Riga 2021 NBA Draft Eligible Latvia
12 Maris Ramanis C 6-9 218 16 N/A 2022 NBA Draft Eligible Austria
Latvia
33 Akselis Vairogs SG 6-5 198 31 Riga 2007 NBA Draft, Undrafted Latvia
- Kristaps Valters PG 6-3 172 35 Riga 2003 NBA Draft, Undrafted Latvia
- Ovidijus Varanauskas SG 6-1 194 26 Vilnius 2013 NBA Draft, Undrafted Lithuania
11 Davids Viksne SF 6-3 - 16 N/A 2022 NBA Draft Eligible Latvia
- Maurice Walker PF 6-10 255 25 Scarborough 2015 NBA Draft, Undrafted Canada

2016-2017 BK Valmiera Depth Chart

  PG SG SF PF C
Starters D. Pitts J. Kaufmanis M. Laksa A. Berzins L. Blaus
Rotation A. Mitchell H. Karlis   E. Jonats D. Fischer
Rotation R. Gabrans     R. Malmanis  
Lim PT K. Valters        

Recent BK Valmiera History

Season League Record Placement
2016-2017 BBL Cup 2-0 1st
2016-2017 Baltic Basketball League 12-4 7th
2016-2017 Latvian LBL 17-10 N/A
2015-2016 Baltic Basketball League 14-6 4th
2015-2016 Latvian LBL 37-9 1st
2014-2015 Baltic Basketball League 11-3 9th
2014-2015 Latvian LBL 14-17 7th
2013-2014 Baltic Basketball League 7-7 10th
2013-2014 Latvian LBL 27-14 4th
2012-2013 Baltic Basketball League 6-8 10th
2012-2013 Latvian LBL 27-17 3rd
2011-2012 Baltic League BBL Challenge Cup 8-4 N/A
2011-2012 Latvian LBL 14-15 N/A

2016-2017 BK Valmiera Awards & Honors

Player Award / Honor
Martins Laksa Baltic BBL Player of the Month For October (2017)
Janis Kaufmanis BBL Cup MVP (2017)

2016-2017 BK Valmiera Front Office

Staff Member Position
Uvis Helmanis Head Coach
Gatis Melderis Assistant Coach
Ivars Rudzitis President
Martins Berzins General Manager

2016-2017 BK Valmiera Stat Leaders

Player GP MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV
Damier Pitts 38 27.7 14.8 3.4 5.6 1.6 0.0 3.0
D'or Fischer 2 23.4 14.5 10.0 0.5 1.0 2.5 2.5
Martins Laksa 35 30.6 13.8 4.5 1.3 0.7 0.1 1.4
Arturs Berzins 30 28.5 13.7 5.3 1.2 0.4 0.6 1.1
Carson Puriefoy 2 20.0 12.0 3.0 2.0 1.5 0.0 3.5
Janis Kaufmanis 41 26.2 11.9 3.7 2.3 0.7 0.0 1.1
Lauris Blaus 44 24.9 10.9 5.5 1.2 0.6 0.7 1.7
Ervins Jonats 45 24.5 7.6 7.1 0.9 0.6 0.5 1.5
Maurice Walker 14 16.7 6.1 4.2 1.1 0.7 0.3 1.7
Ashton Mitchell 15 22.3 5.9 2.9 2.8 1.2 0.0 2.2
Akselis Vairogs 19 22.2 5.8 2.5 1.2 0.9 0.1 1.1
Ojars Berzins 9 14.5 5.3 2.6 1.0 0.2 0.2 0.6
Ovidijus Varanauskas 9 17.1 4.9 2.8 2.1 0.2 0.1 2.1
Rinalds Malmanis 37 14.8 4.1 2.9 0.9 0.4 0.2 1.1
Haralds Karlis 19 11.2 3.4 0.9 0.7 0.5 0.0 0.8
Raimonds Gabrans 40 15.2 3.0 1.5 3.0 0.7 0.0 1.1
Kristaps Valters 4 9.4 2.8 1.0 3.5 0.0 0.0 1.2
Davids Viksne 6 6.5 1.8 1.0 0.7 0.2 0.2 0.3
Edgars Kaufmanis 6 8.0 1.2 0.3 0.2 0.5 0.0 0.7
Maris Ramanis 3 2.7 0.7 0.0 0.3 0.3 0.0 0.0