Lukas Poderis Profile:
Tom & John D.: A 6’8″, 230 lb power forward from Lithuania via Port Richey, Fl, Lukas Poderis possesses keen instincts on defense and an array of skills on offense. Entering his senior season, the Bucs will ask Lukas to do more of what he has shown glimpses of. With the graduation of all-time leading shot-blocker Isiah Brown, Lukas will need to be that shot-blocking presence. In addition, we need to see more of the Lukas who got 8 rebounds against the Belmont bigs, 10 against a big Mercer team, 11 against Stetson with 6’9″ Pegg and 6’8″ McInerney and 9 against Kennesaw; who got 3 blocks against Troy and Lipscomb, 2 blocks against Troy, Mercer, UNF (twice), Jacksonville and Lipscomb. Who scored 14 against USCU, 9 against FGCU, 8 and 7 against AppyState, 8 against Tennessee Tech.
Like the other upperclassmen, much will be demanded of Lukas this season. The ability is there, but intensity and focus night in and night out need to be there, too.
Lukas Poderis Stats
Highlights (some powerful dunks at the 1:00 minute mark):