Zenit lands shooting guard Karasev

Jul 01, 2016 by Eurocupbasketball.com Print
Zenit lands shooting guard Karasev
Zenit St. Petersburg announced the arrival of shooting guard Sergey Karasev, who inked a two-year deal with the Russian powerhouse on Friday. Zenit keeps an option to extend his contract until the end of the 2018-19 season. Karasev (2.01 meters, 22 years old) arrives from Brooklyn of the NBA, where he averaged 10.1 points on 92.9% free throw shooting in 40 games last season. He grew up with Triumph Lyubertsy, which became Zenit while he was playing in the NBA. He shined in the 2012-13 Eurocup, averaging 16.1 points and 3.4 assists in 11 games. That season, Karasev was also the Russian League top scorer (18.4 ppg.) and also did well in the VTB League, averaging 15.4 points and 43 rebounds in 20 games. He has also played for Cleveland of the NBA and Canton of the D-League. Karasev will reunite with his father, Zenit head coach and Russian basketball legend Vasily Karasev - who has kept leading the team while Sergey was away.