Partizan NIS Belgrade added size, power and experience to its roster by inking center Artsiom Parakhouski to a one-year deal, the club announced Wednesday. Parakhouski (2.11 meters, 31 years old) arrives from Rytas Vilnius, which he joined before the 7DAYS EuroCup Top 16. He led the Top 16 in performance index rating (21.2 PIR), was second in scoring (15 ppg.) and third in rebounds (8.7 ppg.). Parakhouski hit a buzzer-beating game-winning shot against Partizan in Top 16 Round 5 that eliminated the Serbian powerhouse from the competition. He helped Rytas reach the EuroCup playoffs and win the Lithuanian Cup title, earning finals MVP honors. Parakhouski ended up averaging 13.8 points on 68.1% two-point shooting, 7.6 rebounds and 1.1 blocks in eight EuroCup games.
Parakhouski spent the 2017-18 season with Maccabi FOX Tel Aviv, averaging 7.6 points, 3.9 rebounds and 1.0 blocks in 30 Turkish Airlines EuroLeague games. He has 82 games' worth of EuroLeague experience with three teams, including UNICS Kazan and Nizhny Novgorod, with career averages of 10.4 points, 5.1 rebounds and 1.4 blocks. He has played one season each for Rytas, UNICS Kazan, Hapoel Jerusalem and VEF Riga in the EuroCup, as well, with averages of 10.7 points, 6.2 rebounds and 1.3 blocks over a total of 51 games. He led the EuroCup during the 2013-14 season for Hapoel with a 1.7-block average.