Nikita Kurbanov

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Nikita Kurbanov
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No. 41 – CSKA Moscow
Position Small forward / Power forward
League VTB United League
EuroLeague
Personal information
Born (1986-10-05) October 5, 1986 (age 30)
Moscow, Soviet Union
Nationality Russian
Listed height 202 cm (6 ft 8 in)
Listed weight 99 kg (218 lb)
Career information
NBA draft 2008 / Undrafted
Playing career 2004–present
Career history
2004–2005 CSKA Moscow
2005 Lokomotiv Rostov
2005–2008 CSKA Moscow
2008 UNICS Kazan
2008–2009 Spartak Saint Petersburg
2009–2012 CSKA Moscow
2012–2013 Spartak Saint Petersburg
2013–2014 UNICS Kazan
2014–2015 Lokomotiv Kuban
2015–present CSKA Moscow
Career highlights and awards

Nikita Aleksandrovich Kurbanov (Russian: Никита Александрович Курбанов, born October 5, 1986) is a Russian professional basketball player who plays for CSKA Moscow of the VTB United League. Standing at 2.02 m (6 ft 7 12 in), he can play at both the small forward and power forward positions.

Professional career[edit]

Kurbanov made his professional debut with CSKA Moscow during the 2004-05 season. He then moved to Lokomotiv Rostov, before returning to CSKA Moscow. He joined UNICS Kazan in 2008, and he spent the 2008-09 season with Spartak St. Petersburg. He then moved back to CSKA Moscow once again.

On June 17, 2014, he signed a 1+1 deal with Lokomotiv Kuban.[1]

On June 15, 2015, he signed a two-year contract with the option of third year with his former team CSKA Moscow.[2] On May 5, 2017, Kurbanov was named VTB United League Defensive Player of the Year of the 2016–17 season.[3]

Russian national team[edit]

As a member of the junior Russian national basketball teams, Kurbanov led the 2004 FIBA Europe Under-18 Championship in scoring and he was named to the competition's All-Tournament First Team. He also won the gold medal with Russia's junior national team at the 2005 FIBA Europe Under-20 Championship. He was also named the tournament's MVP.[4]

He has also played with the senior Russian national basketball team at the EuroBasket 2009 and the EuroBasket 2015.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Lokomotiv Kuban announces Nikita Kurbanov". Sportando.com. June 17, 2014. 
  2. ^ "Никита Курбанов вернулся в ЦСКА". cskabasket.com (in Russian). 15 June 2015. Retrieved 17 June 2015. 
  3. ^ "Nikita Kurbanov Wins Defensive Player Of The Year". Vtb-league.com. Retrieved 5 May 2017. 
  4. ^ "Kurbanov Heads All Tournament Team". fibaeurope.com. 17 July 2005. Retrieved 26 July 2015. 

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