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Ausrine Sabonis: 10 Facts To Know About Domantas Sabonis Sister

Domantas Sabonis Sister in the stadium watching his brother play ( Source : 15min )

Domantas Sabonis, a Lithuanian NBA player who plays power forward for the Oklahoma City Thunder, has a lovely sister named Ausrine Sabonyte. Domantas played college basketball for the Gonzaga Bulldogs at Gonzaga University in Spokane, Washington, before entering the NBA.

The media claims that Ausrine's brother, a rookie with the Oklahoma City Thunder, is developing right before our eyes. Without question, he is working hard to establish himself as a top athlete and succeeding incredibly quickly. He is undoubtedly developing into a fantastic athlete.

That comes as no real surprise. Arvydas Sabonis, a retired basketball center who played for the Portland Blazers from 1986 to 2005, is his grandfather.

Full NameAušrinė Sabonis
NationalityAmerican/ Lithuanian
ReligionChristianity
Father’s NameArvydas Sabonis
Mother’s NameIngrida Mikelionyte
Siblings’ NameZygimantas, Tautvydas, and Domantas Sabonis

Who Is Domantas Sabonis Sister - Ausrine Sabonyte?

Ausrine Sabonyte, age 19, is the youngest and only child of Arvydas and Ingrid Mikelionyt Sabonien's four children. She is also the first Lithuanian beauty queen and an actor.

The two youngest Sabonis men, Domantas and Zygimantas, and her three brothers were all born in Portland. When her mother won the 1988 Miss Lithuania competition, she was only 18 years old. Ingrid wed Arvydas, a 7'3" man, in 1990 in the city hall.

Ausrine Sabonyte with her family
Ausrine Sabonyte with her family ( Source : official-lithuania )

6'0" Ausrine left Lithuania after finishing high school and eventually made her way to Spain and London, where she is now enrolled at the University of Westminster to study business management.

10 Facts To Know About Ausrine Sabonyte

1. Domantas made his debut in 2012 for the Unicaja Malaga against the Cibona Zagreb. Domantas is an Ausrine brother. Only 16 years old at the time, he. After that, he spent over a year playing for the Clinical Rincon.

2. She is the youngest and only daughter of Arvydas and Ingrid Mikelionyt Sabonien's four children and the first Lithuanian beauty queen.

3. The entire family, including his sister Ausrine and mother Ingrida, who was the first "Miss Lithuania" in 1988, is anticipated to attend Domantas Sabonis' basketball game during All-Star weekend.

Ausrine Sabonyte with her mother
Ausrine Sabonyte with her mother ( Source : basketnews )

4. Her father was a successful businessman and former professional basketball player from Lithuania. He was awarded the Mr. Europa Award twice and Eurostar six times, making him one of the greatest European playtime. He played in several leagues, including the Spanish ACB League and the National Basketball Association,  for seven seasons (NBA).

5. At the 2012 FIBA U-16 European Championship, her brother Domantas Sabonis made his international debut with the Lithuania U-16 National Team. At the 2013 FIBA U-18 European Championship, Sabonis represented Lithuania and scored 14 points while still under 17.

6. Ausrine left Lithuania after finishing high school and eventually made her way to Spain and London, where she is now enrolled at the University of Westminster to study business management.

Domantas Sabonis with his sister
Domantas Sabonis with his sister ( Source : lrytas )

7.  When the senior Soviet Union national team toured the United States in 1982, her father Sabonis was one of the players who competed against various college basketball teams.  The Soviets permitted Sabonis to continue playing for their national team even though it was advised that he take a break and not compete in the 1988 Summer Olympics.  

8. When her mother won the 1988 Miss Lithuania competition, she was only 18 years old. Ingrid wed Arvydas, a 7'3" man, in 1990 in the city hall.

9. She spent her early years in Portland, even though her family was originally from Kaunas, Lithuania.

Ausrine Sabonyte brother and father
Ausrine Sabonyte brother and father ( Source : playersbio )

10. In addition to winning an Olympic medal, her father, Arvydas, was inducted into the FIBA Hall of Fame in 2010 and the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in 2011. He has also been the president of the Lithuanian Basketball Federation since October 2011.