|Zenit Saint Petersburg|
April 14, 1971 |
|Listed height||6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)|
|NBA draft||1993 / Undrafted|
|1990–1992||Spartak St. Petersburg|
|2001–2002||Ural Great Perm|
|2002–2003||Lokomotiv Mineralnye Vody|
|2005–2006||Ural Great Perm|
|2006–2008||Universitet Yugra Surgut|
|2010–2012||Triumph Lyubertsy (assistant)|
|2012–present||Triumph Lyubertsy / Zenit|
|Career highlights and awards|
For several years, Karasev was the starting point guard of the Russian League club CSKA Moscow in the Euroleague. He also led CSKA to the 1996 Euroleague Final Four. He was selected to the FIBA EuroStars team in the years 1997, 1998, and 1999. He is widely considered to be one of the best European point guards of the 1990s.
Russian national basketball team
Karasev was the starting point guard of the senior men's Russian national basketball team between 1993 and 2003. With Russia's national team, Karasev won two FIBA EuroBasket medals, the silver medal at the EuroBasket 1993 and the bronze medal at the EuroBasket 1997. He also won two FIBA World Cup silver medals, one at the 1994 FIBA World Championship, and one at the 1998 FIBA World Championship.
At the 1998 FIBA World Championship, he was selected to the All-Tournament Team.