Latvian power forwards who began his professional career with Efes Pilsen in 2001 and continued to try out for over 10 professional teams within the next 13 years. He visited senior high school in Wisconsin and performed college golf ball at UNLV. He was a specialist boxer for some time. He wedded Jessica Kambala in 2007. He was teammates with Shawn Marion at UNLV through the 1998-99 season.