Italian SerieA team Grissin Bon Reggio Emila has landed veteran Lithuanian guard Rimantas Kaukenas (192 cm, Seton Hall’00) for the 2013-14 season. He has been a member of the Lithuanian National Team in 2000-02, 2007-09 and 2012. Kaukenas is moving from Spanish Liga Endesa team Laboral Kutxa Vitoria, which he signed with to start the season.
He played five games for them in the Euroleague and averaged 3.6 ppg and 1.4 rpg. He also played five games for them in the Spanish league where he posted averages of 5.8 ppg and 1.2 rpg.
In 2012-13 he was a member of BC Zalgiris Kaunas (Lithuania-LKL). Rimantas played in 23 games in the VTB United League for them and averaged 8.2 ppg and 1.6 rpg. While representing Zalgiris in the Euroleague he posted averages of 7.8 ppg and 2.1 rpg. Kaukenas averaged 8.1 ppg and 2.0 rpg in 17 games in the Lithuanian League, also helping them win the Lithuanian Supercup in 2013.