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Breaking the limits
since 1995

We are an amateur basketball team which proudly represents LCC in national and international leagues. We participate in tournaments in Estonia, USA, China, and Italy, where we have been playing against NCAA for three years. Some of the NCAA Division 1 teams include: Kansas State University, University of Missouri, Baylor University, University of Houston, University of MiamiStanford University, and others. Our basketball team is international and includes players from Georgia, Lithuania, Serbia, Ukraine, and Russia. 

Home of the great

Some of the professional Lithuanian basketball players from South Carolina, Neptunas, Zalgiris and other clubs started their careers on the LCC Moose team.

International team

Students from different countries

1995

In the game since 1995

Our achievements

RKL Basketball League
3rd place 
RKL Cup 
2nd place

LKF Cup
3rd place  

LSKL Basketball League
5th place  

LSKL Cup

2nd place

ISBC Basketball Cup
2nd place  

“Win-win situation for everyone”

"I have been playing for the LCC Moose Basketball team since high school. When choosing a university, I was still considering some other educational institutions as well as an upper division basketball team. However, with my parents we decided that LCC offers a high quality education and it was great that I already knew the coach. It was a win-win situation for everyone." 

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Mantas Montvila
Former LCC Moose captain and player

News and Games

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A Glance from the Inside: LCC Moose Basketball Team

2020-06-29

“Representatives from seven different countries in one team. I think that it is possibly the most diverse professional team in the world!” - Marius Tamolis, Head Coach and LCC International University Basketball Program Director.Marius is the coach who unites the diverse LCC students into one strong, professional team every year. His great passion for basketball directs his life. He studied and played basketball in the USA before working as an assistant coach, and has even coached the National team in Lithuania. Marius’ path has been a transformation from being a player to becoming the coach. Now he is sharing his vast experience with the multicultural LCC Moose Basketball team. Keep reading and learn from our interview with Coach Marius about the difficulties and successes he has had with the team.Is it hard to create a good team at the beginning of the semester when new players arrive and they all have different experiences, practice approaches, and visions for the game? What are your team-building secrets?Moose players are coming from different parts of the world but there is one thing which unites all of us - basketball. When I am recruiting players I usually talk to three different groups of people asking questions about the student. It is helpful for me to understand a player from three perspectives: from the family, academics, and basketball. I believe that understanding each person from the team is really important to create a connection between members. During their studies at LCC we became one big family. It is important for me to be aware and always check on how they are doing as if I were their parent at LCC. There is no real secret to the bonding of the team. Every day I am communicating and helping them, just like a big family. I have been working in this field for a long time, in different countries and with different people, and this experience helps me find an appropriate approach to each player, to help him or just give a piece of timely advice.What are the rules and values of the LCC team?Our team has the same values as LCC and, of course, we have some additional team rules.The main rule is respect. Respect yourself, your team, and the University. Respect whatever you do. Treat people in the way you want to be treated back. Respecting others is crucial when you are in games and team sports, especially when the team is so diverse. Being a part of this team is a great experience for me as a coach, whether we are winning or losing. Everyone has a completely different reaction and feedback about the game. When we appreciate and respect everyone's background, we are growing up together.Is it hard to let players go after graduation?It is hard. However, at the same time, I am very excited. It is the main goal from the first day: to graduate and continue developing yourself in professional sports after LCC.Our team is not just athletes, they are student-athletes. We travel and play a lot, so team members are working hard to combine academics and sports.I think they do pretty great balancing both!Basketball season is finished for this academic year but now you and some Moose players continue working. Why did you decide to join Basketball Summer Camps rather than take a break?Basketball isn’t just for the season, it is an all year process. Camps are something that help us give something to the community you are living in. It gives a volunteer opportunity for our players to work with kids and to share their own basketball experiences with the younger generation. Involving our Moose team members into camps gives our players a good start if they are willing to develop themselves in their coaching techniques. This work pushes the team players out of their comfort zone and improves their character. It is always an unforgettable experience filled with lifetime memories.

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LCC Establishes the First International Women's Basketball Team

2020-04-02

LCC has had an active basketball program for several years now. From the very beginning, the mission was to create a true student-athlete team. LCC’s Moose Basketball team has been increasingly successful over the last few years.LCC is fully committed to equality of opportunity, so the time has come to establish a women’s basketball team and offer athletic programs to both men’s and women’s teams. By doing so, LCC will expand its horizons and will provide high-quality education while also strengthen female basketball in the region. We are extremely proud and excited to see what the future holds for the institution and for the future female basketball players who will enroll in our university. Our basketball coach is already engaged in recruiting and building LCC’s first international women’s basketball team!Marius Tamolis, head coach of the LCC Moose Basketball team, shared, “We are very excited that this process has begun and we thank LCC and those involved for their support. We are glad that LCC is growing in more ways than one and incorporating everyone along the way. We believe this will be a great addition and benefit to our community. Currently, as mentioned, the first steps and processes have begun. We are working on its creation and development, many people are helping out during this time. Our hope is to help LCC grow and provide athletic and educational opportunities for more student-athletes.”

Active team 2019-2020

  • Program Director, Head Coach Marius Tamolis (mtamolis@lcc.lt)
  • Men’s Head Coach Jurgis Petrauskas
  • Women’s Head Coach Vilius Stanišauskas
  • Team Manager Lėja Jakštaitė (moosebasketball@lcc.lt)
  • Student Assistant - Martynas Overlingas

“Rewarding life of a student athlete”

"The LCC Moose Basketball program is a unique one. It connects studies and sports, blends different international basketball cultures, developing individuals into great people and players. The life of a student athlete isn't easy, but it is rewarding." 

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Marius Tamolis
LCC Moose Head Coach since 2010

Team with a powerful leader

LCC is proud to have a head coach that has great experience working in both Lithuania and the US.

Marius Tamolis not only works with LCC Moose Basketball, but also trains the Lithuanian national youth teams and kids at V.Knašius Basketball School. The involvement with the youth basketball led Marius to receive the title of the National Category coach. As part of his career Marius also prepares many basketball players for higher level leagues.

Golden Medal 2017

Assistant Coach for Lithuania National Student Team, University Games

Bronze Medal 2015

Assistant Coach and Head of Delegation for the U18 European Championship

Hall of Fame

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Join the team

Eligibility
  • Be an LCC student or meet BA program eligibility.  
  • Successfully complete an interview with the coach and try-outs with the team.
  • Successfully pass a physical evaluation.
Basketball scholarship

If you fulfill the requirements and/or surpass the expectations of the team, a basketball scholarship can be given by the head coach.

This scholarship provides tuition and housing fees discounts and is available for a maximum of five years, as long as the requirements to receive it are continued to be met.

Up to 90%

Basketball scholarship provides tuition fee discount

Up to 90%

Basketball scholarship provides housing fee discount

Team application process

Complete the questionnaire

Complete online questionnaire by following this link

Interview with the coach

Attend a live or online meeting with the head coach

Physical evaluation

All LCC moose team players and candidates must go through physical evaluation and pass in order to continue the acceptance process.

Try-outs with the team

All candidates participate in try-outs with the team

Sign a contract

All LCC Moose players must sign an agreement with LCC International University

Unleash your talent

Basketball is not for everyone, however you can still be part of the team and practice what you love.

Eligibility

You must be an LCC student.
Experience and desire to grow in at least one of these areas:
- Photography / Videography
- Social Media Management
- Administration
- Cheerleading

Process
  • Contact director of marketing and communications
  • Meet for an interview
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Cheerleading team

Cheerleading captain

Mascot

Assistant

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