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Zenit signed a contract with Egor Ryzhov

17 June 2022
Zenit signed a contract with Egor Ryzhov

Graduate of the Zenit basketball Academy Egor Ryzhov has signed a three-years contract with our club.

Egor Ryzhov, 17, was born in St. Petersburg where he took his first steps in basketball under the guidance of coach Svetlana Knysh. He passed the entire reserve training system, starting with the CYBL team. Since the 2021-22 season, he has played for Zenit-M in the VTB United Youth League. In parallel, during the season, he was involved in the Zenit-UOR No. 1 youth team.

Ryzhov is considered one of the main discoveries of the past season. The center scored a golden double with Zenit, becoming a champion in the Youth League and Children’s Youth League. In March 2022, the player was involved in training with the main team, under the leadership of Xavier Pascual. And in April he received a call to the viewing camp of the Russian National Team.

In 2021-22 season he played 37 games in the VTB United Youth League, where he scored 14.1 points, 8.5 rebounds, 1.6 assists on average per game. At the end of the season, Egor entered the symbolic five of the “Final Eight”. He also played 17 games in the CYBL Championship, in which he scored averages of 13.1 points, 8.5 rebounds, 3.3 assists.