Sergey Karasev

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Sergey Karasev
Sergey Karasev.jpg
Karasev with the Cavaliers
PositionShooting guard / Small forward
LeagueVTB United League
Personal information
Born (1993-10-26) October 26, 1993 (age 25)
Saint Petersburg, Russia
Listed height6 ft 7 in (2.01 m)
Listed weight208 lb (94 kg)
Career information
NBA draft2013 / Round: 1 / Pick: 19th overall
Selected by the Cleveland Cavaliers
Playing career2010–present
Career history
2010–2013Triumph Lyubertsy
2013–2014Cleveland Cavaliers
2013–2014Canton Charge
20142016Brooklyn Nets
2016–2019Zenit 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 BC Khimki of the VTB United League and the EuroLeague.[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]

BC Khimki[edit]

On July 1, 2019, Karasev signed a two-year contract with Russian club BC Khimki.[12]

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.[13]

Personal life[edit]

Karasev is the son of former Russian international player and current Zenit Saint Petersburg head coach, Vasily Karasev.[14] 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.


  1. ^ "7 - Sergey Karasev". Retrieved July 22, 2012.
  2. ^ "Sergey Karasev 2013 NBA Draft Profile". Retrieved July 22, 2012.
  3. ^ KARASEV, SERGEY – Welcome to Eurocup
  4. ^ NBA Draft 2013: Russian guard Sergey Karasev declares
  5. ^ Cavaliers Sign 2013 Draft Picks to Contracts
  6. ^ 2013-14 NBA Assignments
  7. ^ Brooklyn Nets Acquire Jarrett Jack and Sergey Karasev
  8. ^ Brooklyn Nets Exercise Options on Plumlee and Karasev
  10. ^ Lopez scores 23 to lead Nets past Pacers 120-110
  11. ^ "Сергей Карасев продолжит карьеру в "Зените"". (in Russian). 1 July 2016. Retrieved 1 July 2016.
  12. ^ Ιουλ. 2019 14:56, Επιμέλεια: Φάνης Παναγιώτου Δημοσίευση: 01. "Χίμκι: Απέκτησε τον Καράσεφ μέχρι το 2021". Retrieved 2019-07-01.
  13. ^ "Team Russia Profile – 2012 Olympic Men". Archived from the original on November 25, 2015. Retrieved October 22, 2013.
  14. ^ Taylor, Jeff (April 29, 2012). "A great Russian tale". Archived from the original on September 29, 2012. Retrieved July 22, 2012.

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