|No. 41 – CSKA Moscow|
|Position||Small forward / Power forward|
|League||VTB United League
October 5, 1986 |
Moscow, Soviet Union
|Listed height||202 cm (6 ft 8 in)|
|Listed weight||99 kg (218 lb)|
|NBA draft||2008 / Undrafted|
|2008–2009||Spartak Saint Petersburg|
|2012–2013||Spartak Saint Petersburg|
|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 1⁄2 in), he can play at both the small forward and power forward positions.
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 15, 2015, he signed a two-year contract with the option of third year with his former team CSKA Moscow. On May 5, 2017, Kurbanov was named VTB United League Defensive Player of the Year of the 2016–17 season.
Russian national team
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.
- "Lokomotiv Kuban announces Nikita Kurbanov". Sportando.com. June 17, 2014.
- "Никита Курбанов вернулся в ЦСКА". cskabasket.com (in Russian). 15 June 2015. Retrieved 17 June 2015.
- "Nikita Kurbanov Wins Defensive Player Of The Year". Vtb-league.com. Retrieved 5 May 2017.
- "Kurbanov Heads All Tournament Team". fibaeurope.com. 17 July 2005. Retrieved 26 July 2015.
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