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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.

Sergey Karasev
Sergey Karasev.jpg
Karasev with the Cavaliers
No. 7 – Khimki
PositionShooting guard / Small forward
LeagueVTB United League
EuroLeague
Personal information
Born (1993-10-26) October 26, 1993 (age 25)
Saint Petersburg, Russia
NationalityRussian
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
2019–presentKhimki
Career highlights and awards

Professional careerEdit

Triumph LyubertsyEdit

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 CavaliersEdit

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 NetsEdit

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 PetersburgEdit

On July 1, 2016, Karasev returned to Russia and signed a 2+1 deal with Zenit Saint Petersburg.[11]

BC KhimkiEdit

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

Career statisticsEdit

Legend
  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

NBAEdit

Regular seasonEdit

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
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 teamEdit

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 lifeEdit

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.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "7 - Sergey Karasev". nbadraft.net. Retrieved July 22, 2012.
  2. ^ "Sergey Karasev 2013 NBA Draft Profile". ESPN.com. 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
  9. ^ SERGEY KARASEV MEDICAL UPDATE
  10. ^ Lopez scores 23 to lead Nets past Pacers 120-110
  11. ^ "Сергей Карасев продолжит карьеру в "Зените"". basket.fc-zenit.ru (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". www.sport24.gr. Retrieved 2019-07-01.
  13. ^ "Team Russia Profile – 2012 Olympic Men". FIBA.com. Archived from the original on November 25, 2015. Retrieved October 22, 2013.
  14. ^ Taylor, Jeff (April 29, 2012). "A great Russian tale". FIBA.com. Archived from the original on September 29, 2012. Retrieved July 22, 2012.

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