Andrey Desyatnikov

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Andrey Desyatnikov
No. 10 – Zenit Saint Petersburg
Position Center
League VTB United League
Personal information
Born (1994-05-04) May 4, 1994 (age 24)
Vladivostok, Russia
Nationality Russian
Listed height 7 ft 3 in (2.21 m)
Listed weight 232 lb (105 kg)
Career information
NBA draft 2016 / Undrafted
Playing career 2015–present
Career history
2014–present Zenit Saint Petersburg
2015 → Rossiya Novogorsk
2017–2018Wilki Morskie Szczecin

Andrey Valeryevich Desyatnikov[1] (alternate spellings: Andrei, Desiatnikov) (born May 4, 1994) is a Russian professional basketball player for Zenit Saint Petersburg of the VTB United League.[2]

Professional career[edit]

Desyatnikov began playing with the junior teams of Spartak Primorie Vladivostok, and played with their Under-18 team during the 2009–10 and 2010–11 seasons. He was invited to the Jordan Brand Classic's International Game in 2010.

He then played with the Under-18 junior team of Triumph Lyubertsy during the 2011–12 season, and with the Under-23 team of Triumph Lyubertsy (Triumph Lyubertsy 2), during the 2012–13 and 2013–14 seasons.[3][4]

He then moved to Zenit Saint Petersburg for the 2014–15 season, and he made his senior men's professional debut in 2015 with them, after playing in both the Russian 1st-tier VTB United League, and in the European 2nd-tier league, the EuroCup.

During the 2014–15 season, he also played with Zenit Saint Petersburg 2 (the club's Under-23 team), and with Rossiya Novogorsk on loan. Desyatnikov declared as an early entrant for the 2015 NBA draft, but he withdrew before the draft.[5]

International career[edit]

Desyatnikov played with the junior national teams of Russia at the Albert Schweitzer Tournament and FIBA Europe Under-18 Championship in 2012.[6] He also played with the junior national teams of Russia at both the 2013 FIBA Under-19 World Championship and the 2014 FIBA Europe Under-20 Championship. He also won a bronze medal playing with Russia's national university team at the 2015 World University Games.

He was selected to the senior men's Russian national basketball team for the EuroBasket 2015.

References[edit]

  1. ^ 32 Andrey Desyatnikov.
  2. ^ "Andrey Desyatnikov Basketball Profile". Eurobasket.com. Retrieved 26 April 2015. 
  3. ^ ANDREY DESYATNIKOV Career:
  4. ^ 32 Andrey Desyatnikov Clubs:
  5. ^ "Andrey Desyatnikov Profile". RealGM. Retrieved 26 April 2015. 
  6. ^ "Andrey Desyatnikov". InvictusSportsGroup.com. Archived from the original on 15 February 2016. Retrieved 26 April 2015. 

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