Zenit extends Sergei Balashov

Center signed the contract with the club for two seasons.
Сергей Балашов остаётся в «Зените»!
Last season, a basketball player played for Zenit-Farm and also had training session with the main team and played wit Zenit. Before that, he played for Zenit youth team in the 2015/2016 season.

In the Super League-1 center played 31 games, spending on the court an average of 17.6 minutes. He gained 6.7 points and 4.2 rebounds per match.

In the VTB United League, as part of Zenit, Sergei played eight games and, on average, 4.5 minutes on the court and scored 2.3 points and made 1.4 rebounds.

Director general of BC Zenit Alexander Tserkovny:

— Last season Sergei started in our farm team and from the first matches he became one of the leaders. Joan Plaza immediately noted him and connected to the training process of the main team, so Sergei finished the season as a player with basics, getting time even in the playoffs. We expect that he will add more in all indicators and deserve a firm place in the main team.

Sergei Balashov:
— I am very happy because of the cooperation with Zenit. I want to thank coaches and management for this opportunity. I am looking forward to the new season, I will soon begin the individual preparation in order to be 100% ready for season's beginning!

Zenit wishes Sergei good luck in the new season!