A valuable cog on this extremely talented and unselfish Findlay Prep squad, Lithuanian sharpshooting guard and Florida State commit Deividas Dulkys left a very favorable impression from his first outing in the National Prep Showcase. A prototypical Lithuanian wing player, Dulkys has a good body, solid athleticism , excellent toughness, and an average feel for the game. He really gets after it on the defensive end in particular, getting extremely low in his defensive stance and taking a great deal of pride in shutting down his man.
Offensively, Dulkys just cannot be left alone on the perimeter, as he possesses a picture perfect stroke from behind the arc,, complete with the ability to create instantaneous separation from his defender either off the dribble or coming off a screen. Dulkys is an extremely fundamentally sound player as we saw on one possession in particular, catching a ball that was tossed way above his head, but still managing to set his feet while coming down with the ball and go straight back up to swish the 3-pointer with a textbook release. Dulkys also put the ball on the floor occasionally, with limited success, showing a solid first-step, but ball-handling skills that do not enable him to do much more than take advantage of an off-balanced defense with one or two quick dribbles. He seems to realize this, though, and instead did a really nice job moving the ball around and finding the open man, racking up a few assists in the process.
Adding the ability to create his own shotlike his countryman [former Seton Hall Pirate] Rimantas Kaukenas (who he somewhat resembles) would make him an extremely dangerous offensive player. In the meantime, Florida State is getting a really nice addition to their team in 2008, the kind that they actually really lacked this past season.