UNICS Kazan added depth and experience to its roster by inking small forward Valery Likhodey to a one-year deal, with an option to keep him until the end of the 2020-21 season, the club announced Thursday. Likhodey (2.05 meters, 32 years old) arrives from Anwil Wloclawek, where he averaged 11.1 points on 65.4% two-point shooting and 44.2% from downtown in 42 Polish League games last season, helping his team win the title. He returns to UNICS, where he played for two seasons, helping the team reach the 7DAYS EuroCup semifinals in 2015. Likhodey grew up with CSKA Moscow's junior teams and started his career with CSK VVS Samara. He has also played for Triumph Lyubertsy, Spartak St. Petersburg, Lokomotiv Kuban Krasnodar and Khimki Moscow Region of Russia, Nevezis Kedainiai of Lithuania and Betaland Capo d'Orlando of Italy. He helped Lokomotiv win the EuroCup title in 2013 and also made it to the EuroCup semifinals with Spartak. Likhodey has also been a member of the Russian national team. In 57 EuroCup career games with Triumph, Spartak, Lokomotiv, UNICS and Khimki, Likhodey has accumulated 339 points (5.9 ppg.) and 152 rebounds (2.6 rpg.).