Rytas Vilnius is a Lithuanian professional basketball club based in Vilnius, Lithuania. The club was founded in 1997 from another club, Statyba, and has become one of the most successful Lithuanian basketball clubs. Rytas have won two EuroCup titles, six Lithuanian League titles, three Lithuanian Cups and three Baltic Championships. The team plays their home games at the 11,000-seat Avia Solutions Group Arena and the 2,741-seat Jeep Arena.
|Nickname||Black White Reds|
|Leagues||Lithuanian Basketball League|
|Founded||1963 (as Statyba) ‡|
1997 (as BC Lietuvos rytas)
|Arena||Avia Solutions Group Arena|
|Capacity||10,000 (Avia Solutions Group Arena)|
2,741 (Jeep Arena)
|Team colors||Black, white, red|
|Team manager||Mantvydas Dabašinskas|
|Head coach||Giedrius Žibėnas|
|Ownership||Darius Gudelis (main), Vilnius City Municipality, Perlas and Norvelita|
Rytas MRU (RKL)
3 LKF Cup
2 King Mindaugas Cup
1 North European League
3 Baltic Championships
1 Baltic Presidents Cup
6 Lithuanian SSR League
5 Lithuanian SSR "Sports" Cup
2 USSR A class League
Some of the greatest Lithuanian basketball players have played for Rytas over the years including: Šarūnas Marčiulionis, Šarūnas Jasikevičius, Ramūnas Šiškauskas, Arvydas Macijauskas, Jonas Valančiūnas, Martynas Gecevičius, Renaldas Seibutis, Simas Jasaitis, Robertas Javtokas, Darius Songaila, Marijonas Petravičius, Rimantas Kaukėnas, Rimas Kurtinaitis, Gintaras Einikis, Deividas Sirvydis, Rokas Giedraitis, Artūras Gudaitis .
Rytas plays in the FIBA Champions league, Lithuanian Basketball League, and the King Mindaugas Cup.