Sergey Karasev stays at Zenit

21 June 2022
Sergey Karasev stays at Zenit

Forward Sergey Karasev, 28, has signed a new two-year contract with our club.

The native of St. Petersburg and the best scorer in club’s history (1965) will spend his fifth season in a blue-white jersey.

Sergey did not miss a single game in the last VTB League season — 31. In each round of the playoffs, the Russian player gave out impressive games, winning the trust of Xavier Pascual and firmly taking a place in the starting line-up. With the team, Karasev became the champion of the VTB United League and Russia for the first time in his career

Stats in 2021-22 season: 9.3 ppg (68.4% 2FG, 43.2% 3FG, 87% FT), 2.7 rpg, 1.0 apg in 18 minutes.

Sergey Karasev, Zenit BC Forward:

Of course, I am very glad that I am staying in St. Petersburg and will continue to play for Zenit. This time we had a great season, so I am very happy to extend the contract for 2 more years. I hope that with our fans we will also win every game. I will try to do everything possible to bring maximum benefit. See you in the new season!

Alexander Tserkovny, Zenit BC CEO:

Sergey’s return to Zenit a year ago benefited both the club and the player. Therefore, the extension of the contract is absolutely logical. Sergey played the end of the season at a very high level, but I am sure that this is far from his full potential.