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Indiana Pacers guard Sarunas Jasikevicius elected not to join Lithuania for the world basketball championships in August.
The 30-year-old point guard, who starred at Maccabi Tel Aviv from 2003-05, has been the top player in his country for years. The FIBA Web site listed him on Lithuania's preliminary roster, and he was invited to next month's training camp.
Jasikevicius's agent, Doug Neustadt, didn't give a reason on Wednesday for why his client opted against playing in the tournament from August 19-September 3 in Japan.
"He just told me the end result," Neustadt said. "The only thing I know is he's not going to play this year."
Neustadt said Jasikevicius is to marry Linor Abargil, a former Miss World from Israel, on July 6 in Barcelona. The couple will have another ceremony days later in Tel Aviv.
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