Evgeny Kolesnikov

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Evgeni Kolesnikov
Evgeny Kolesnikov 2011-03-19 (2).JPG
Avtodor Saratov
Position Guard
League VTB United League
Personal information
Born (1985-12-26) December 26, 1985 (age 31)
Dzhambul, Soviet Union
Nationality Russian
Listed height 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m)
Listed weight 210 lb (95 kg)
Career information
NBA draft 2007 / Undrafted
Playing career 2002–present
Career history
2002–2004 CSKA Moscow
2004–2005 CSK VVS Samara
2005–2006 Ural Great Perm
2006–2007 Spartak Primorje
2007–2009 VEF Rīga
2009–2011 Spartak St. Petersburg
2011–2013 Krasnye Krylya Samara
2013–2014 UNICS Kazan
2014–2015 Enisey Krasnoyarsk
2015–2016 Avtodor Saratov
2016 Obradoiro CAB
2016-present Avtodor Saratov

Evgeny Kolesnikov (alternatively Yevgeny Kolesnikov, Evgeni Kolesnikov, born December 26, 1985) is a Russian professional basketball player. He is 1.94 m (6 ft 4 ¾ in) in height and plays as a guard. He is currently playing for Avtodor Saratov and is also a member of the Russian national basketball team.

Professional career[edit]

Kolesnikov played with the PBC CSKA Moscow junior team in Russia between 2002 and 2004. In 2004, he moved to fellow Russian side CSK VVS Samara, where he competed with the club's second team.[1] In 2005, he moved, this time to PBC Ural Great, where he saw action in the 2005-06 ULEB Eurocup.[2]

After one more season in Russia, where he saw little playing time, he moved to Latvian side BK VEF Rīga. Kolesnikov had two highly successful seasons with the squad, leading the team to the 2009 Lativan league title and winning the 2009 Baltic Basketball League Challenge Cup MVP.[3] On the heels of his success in Latvia, Russian side Spartak Saint Petersburg signed Kolesnikov to a two-year deal in 2009.[4] He averaged 7.5 points per league game in his first season with the team and also competed in the ULEB Eurocup 2009–10.[5] He will again compete with the team at the ULEB Eurocup 2010–11.

In July 2014, he signed a one-year deal with Enisey Krasnoyarsk.[6]

Russian national team[edit]

Kolesnikov is also a member of the senior Russian national basketball team. He competed with the team for the first time at the 2010 FIBA World Championship after previously making appearances with the junior national team.[7]


  1. ^ Profile at eurocupbasketball.com
  2. ^ Profile at FIBAEurope.com
  3. ^ Profile at eurocupbasketball.com
  4. ^ Spartak lands scorer Evgeny Kolesnikov
  5. ^ Profile at eurobasket.com
  6. ^ Evgeniy Kolesnikov moves to Enisey Krasnoyarsk
  7. ^ Profile at FIBA.com