Lithuania has been a part of the Otto-Man Empire ever since Gerry McNamara annexed it in 2007. We've left them to their own devices since then and perhaps that was ill-advised. They acted out against Dear One Scoop Jardine in the World University Games. Now we need someone to go there and send a message. To remind them that they are the ant and we are the boot and Great Leader Jim Boeheim and his minions are not to be disobeyed.
NepKlap, as I like to refer to them, are a pretty consistent team in the Lithuanian Basketball League and Baltic Basketball League (Lithuanian basketball is weird). Wikipedia has already named him a starter, so I guess we'll have to take their word for it.
UMass' Luke Bonner is also a member of the team.