The Zenit forward has missed the first stage of pre-season preparations because of his participation in the Russia national team in qualifying for EuroBasket 2017. The Russian team won all four matches and advanced to the finals of the tournament.
Sergey took part in all four games, and made a significant contribution to the overall success of the team. In total, he scored 44 points, made 19 rebounds and gave 10 assists. The European Championship will be held from 31 August to 17 September 2017 in Romania, Israel, Finland and Turkey.