Lokomotiv Kuban lands experienced guard Voronov

Jun 13, 2014 by Eurocupbasketball.com Print
Lokomotiv Kuban lands experienced guard Voronov
Evgeny Voronov - CSKA Moscow 

Lokomotiv Kuban added depth, defense and experience to its roster by inking Evgeny Voronov to a two-year deal to Thursday. Lokomotiv keeps an option to extend Voronov's contract until the end of the 2016-17 season. Voronov (1.95 meters, 28 years old) arrives from Triumph Lyubertsy, where he averaged 5.3 points and 2.3 assists in 8 EuroChallenge games last season. He started the 2013-14 season with CSKA Moscow, where he has played for each of the last three season, but left the club to join Triumph in January. Voronov started his professional career with Lokomotiv - when the club was located in Rostov na Donu. He averaged 6.4 points in 30 Russian League games in the 2005-06 season. Voronov has also played for CSK VVS Samara, Unics Kazan and Dynamo Moscow, where he was coached by current Lokomotiv boss Sergey Bazarevich in the 2010-11 season. He helped Samara win the FIBA Eurocup Challenge in 2007 and lifted the Russian Cup trophy with Unics in 2009. Voronov also helped CSKA win back-to-back Russian League titles in 2012 and 2013, the year in which his team also won the VTB League. Voronov has also been a member of the Russian national team and helped it get a bronze medal at the 2012 Olympic Games in London, England. "Lokomotiv is the fastest growing club in Russia and I am glad that I had the opportunity to play for it," Voronov said. "Coach Bazarevich knows how I work and my game, plus I am well aware of his requirements."