Sergey Karasev

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Sergey Karasev
Sergey Karasev.jpg
Karasev with the Cavaliers
No. 7 – Zenit Saint Petersburg
Position Shooting guard / Small forward
League VTB United League
Personal information
Born (1993-10-26) October 26, 1993 (age 24)
Saint Petersburg, Russia
Nationality Russian
Listed height 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m)
Listed weight 208 lb (94 kg)
Career information
NBA draft 2013 / Round: 1 / Pick: 19th overall
Selected by the Cleveland Cavaliers
Playing career 2010–present
Career history
2010–2013 Triumph Lyubertsy
2013–2014 Cleveland Cavaliers
2013–2014 Canton Charge
20142016 Brooklyn Nets
2016–present Zenit Saint Petersburg
Career highlights and awards

Sergey Vasiliyevich Karasev (Russian: Серге́й Васильевич Карасёв, Karasyov; born October 26, 1993) is a Russian professional basketball player for Zenit Saint Petersburg of the VTB United League. He previously played for Triumph Lyubertsy.[1][2] He was drafted with the 19th pick in the 2013 NBA draft by the Cleveland Cavaliers.

Professional career[edit]

Triumph Lyubertsy[edit]

After playing for the Triumph Lyubertsy Under-23 team in 2009–10, Karasev joined the senior team for the 2010–11 PBL season. Karasev averaged 16.1 points per game during the 2012–13 season of the 2nd-tier European league, the EuroCup.[3] On April 3, 2013, Karasev decided to declare for the NBA draft.[4]

Cleveland Cavaliers[edit]

Karasev was selected with the 19th overall pick by the Cleveland Cavaliers in the 2013 NBA draft. On August 20, 2013, he signed his rookie scale contract with the Cavaliers.[5] During his rookie season, he had multiple assignments with the Canton Charge of the NBA Development League.[6]

Brooklyn Nets[edit]

On July 10, 2014, Karasev was traded to the Brooklyn Nets in a three-team trade involving the Cavaliers and the Boston Celtics.[7] On October 24, 2014, the Nets exercised their third-year team option on Karasev's rookie scale contract, extending the contract through the 2015–16 season.[8] On March 11, 2015, he was ruled out for the rest of the 2014–15 season after being diagnosed with a dislocated patella and a torn MCL of the right knee, along with multiple loose bodies in the knee joint.[9]

On March 26, 2016, Karasev scored a career-high 17 points in a 120–110 win over the Indiana Pacers.[10]

Zenit Saint Petersburg[edit]

On July 1, 2016, Karasev returned to Russia and signed a 2+1 deal with Zenit Saint Petersburg.[11]

NBA career statistics[edit]

  GP Games played   GS  Games started  MPG  Minutes per game
 FG%  Field goal percentage  3P%  3-point field goal percentage  FT%  Free throw percentage
 RPG  Rebounds per game  APG  Assists per game  SPG  Steals per game
 BPG  Blocks per game  PPG  Points per game  Bold  Career high

Regular season[edit]

2013–14 Cleveland 22 1 7.1 .343 .211 .900 .7 .3 .1 .0 1.7
2014–15 Brooklyn 33 16 16.8 .403 .296 .763 2.0 1.4 .7 .0 4.6
2015–16 Brooklyn 40 5 10.0 .405 .297 .929 1.5 .9 .2 .1 2.4
Career 95 22 11.7 .395 .282 .842 1.5 .9 .3 .0 3.0

Russian national team[edit]

Karasev was a regular Russian junior national team representative as he competed at the 2009 FIBA Europe Under-16 Championship, won a silver medal at the 2010 FIBA Europe Under-18 Championship, and a bronze medal at the 2011 FIBA Under-19 World Cup.

Karasev represented the Russian senior national team for the first time at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London.[12]

Personal life[edit]

Karasev is the son of former Russian international player and current Zenit Saint Petersburg head coach, Vasily Karasev.[13] He also used to play under his father during his time with Triumph Lyubertsy, as well as for Russia's national team during EuroBasket 2013.


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