Son of the Lithuanian basketball player Arvydas Sabonis, Domantas Sabonis is a basketballer like his father currently playing for Gonzaga University. He was born in Portland, Oregon where his father was playing for the Portland Trail Blazers at the time, on 3rd of May,1996. Weighing 109 kg and 6.11 feet in height, Sabonis is currently 19 years of age. Like his father, Sabonis wears the number 11 and plays as power forward or center as per need. His bio is as follows.
He debuted as a Unicaja Malaga player on 5th September, 2012 when he was only 16 years old. For the 2012-13 seasons he was loaned to Clinicas Rincon and recalled in 2013. Since he wished to remain eligible for the National Collegiate Athletic Association, he did not sign any professional contract with salary. Debuting on 13th October 2013, Sabonis is the youngest Unicaja player to debut in ACB (Spain's first-tier pro league). He debuted in the Euroleague on 18th October 2013 scoring 2 points with a dunk. Named as one of the best young European players of the year in 2014, his best ACB career game was on his 18th birthday scoring 13 points per 17 minutes. With Unicaja junior team, Sabonis won Young Spain Basketball League silver medal on 10th May 2014. He was ranked fifth in the FIBA Europe Young Men's Player of the Year Award on 21st January, 2015.
At the 2012 FIBA U-16 European Championship, Sabonis made his international debut with the Lithuania U-16 national team; later ascending to the U-18 team in 2013. Outperforming himself on many occasions, Sabonis was finally included into the main Lithuania men's national basketball team in 2014, and called upon to train on 2015. Debuting for the Lithuania national team in a game against Australia, Sabonis became the all-time youngest Lithuanian representing the main national team. His outstanding performance was awarded by including him into the men's national basketball team to represent Lithuania at EuroBasket 2015, where he won a silver medal in his debut year.
Joining Gonzanga University, Sabonis made a solid debut by scoring 14 points in 20 minutes. He was named West Coast Conference player of the Week on 3rd February 2015 due to his average of 13 points and 11 rebounds per 26 minutes. A leading performance at Gonzanga ensured Sabonis a slot in the All-WCC Second team and WCC All-Freshman team. Displaying amazing athleticism and scoring 15 points, Sabonis was one of the best players in the final game of the WCC Tournament where Gonzanga Bulldogs crushed BYU Cougars 91-75, taking home the prize for third consecutive time. In 2015, it was known that Sabonis was planning to return for his sophomore season at Gonzanga and wasn't signing up for the 2015 NBA draft.
In the NCAA players ranking for the 2015-16 season, ESPN placed Sabonis 20th and described him as “one of the nation's best, and edgiest, rebounder.”His second NCAA season saw him achieve a career-high of 26 points, which led to nicknaming him as “an NBA player in a university”. Again on 20th December 2015, contributing to his teams victory of 86-79, Sabonis scored 36 points to break his former career-high performance with Mark Few, the coach admitting to having never seen such a performance.
Sabonis Twitter id is @Dsabonis11, currently with 5,582 followers. His Instagram account (dsabonis11) is private, with 9,093 followers.