Head coach of the Russian men’s team Sergei Bazarevich announced the expanded list of players – candidates for the national team. It included 27 basketball players. Timofey Mozgov, Semyon Antonov, Sergey Karasev, Vladislav Trushkin are among them.
Full list of candidates for the Russian national team: guards Dmitry Kulagin, Mikhail Kulagin, Vitaly Fridzon (all – CSKA Moscow), Evgeny Baburin, Dmitry Khvostov (both “Lokomotiv-Kuban”, Krasnodar), Sergey Bykov, Maxim Kolushkin (both – “Avtodor”, Saratov), Vyacheslav Zaitsev, Alexei Shved (both “Khimki”, Khimki), Ivan Strebkov (“Nizhny Novgorod”, Nizhny Novgorod), forwards Semen Antonov, Andrey Vorontsevich, Nikita Kurbanov (all – CSKA), Evgeny Valiev, Sergei Karasev (both “Zenit”, St. Petersburg), Andrei Zubkov, Vladimir Ivlev (both “Lokomotiv-Kuban”), Pavel Antipov (UNICS, Kazan), Alexander Zakharov (“Irkut”, Irkutsk), Stanislav Ilnitsky ( “Khimki”), Vladislav Trushkin (“Enisey”, Krasnoyarsk), centers Peter Gubanov (“Nizhny Novgorod”), Artem Klimenko (UNICS), Alan Makiev (“Avtodor”), Timofei Mozgov (“Los Angeles Lakers”, NBA ), Anton Pushkov (“Zenit”), Dmitry Sokolov (“Khimki”).
The main camp of the Russian men’s team will begin on July 24 in Novogorsk.
Eurobasket-2017 will be held in four countries, Russian national team will play all matches in Istanbul. The first of them is on September 1 with the hosts of the tournament, the Turkish national team.