Evgeny Kolesnikov

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Evgeni Kolesnikov
Evgeny Kolesnikov 2011-03-19 (2).JPG
No. 42 – UNICS
LeagueVTB United League
Personal information
Born (1985-12-26) December 26, 1985 (age 33)
Dzhambul, Soviet Union
Listed height6 ft 5 in (1.96 m)
Listed weight210 lb (95 kg)
Career information
NBA draft2007 / Undrafted
Playing career2002–present
Career history
2002–2004CSKA Moscow
2004–2005CSK VVS Samara
2005–2006Ural Great Perm
2006–2007Spartak Primorje
2007–2009VEF Rīga
2009–2011Spartak St. Petersburg
2011–2013Krasnye Krylya Samara
2015–2016Avtodor Saratov
2016Obradoiro CAB
2016–2017Avtodor Saratov
Career highlights and awards

Evgeny Sergeyevich Kolesnikov (Russian: Евгений Сергеевич Колесников; 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 UNICS 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 Latvian 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