Artem Klimenko signs with Zenit
Agreement with former UNICS Kazan center is until the end of 2022-24 season.
Stats in the VTB United League 2021-22 season: 4.4 ppg (60.7% 2FG, 60% FT), 2.3 rpg, 0.4 apg in 10 minutes of play.
Artem Klimenko, Zenit BC center:
I am very grateful for the trust from the management and coaching staff of Zenit. Thank you for the opportunity to be part of the team that last season inscribed its name in the history of Russian basketball. I am sure that in the new season we will have many exciting games in which Zenit will delight the residents of St. Petersburg. I will do my best to win the team in the new season.
Xavier Pascual, Zenit BC head coach:
We are very glad that Artem has become a part of our team. We know that his playing experience and qualities will help us achieve our goals for the season.
Alexander Tserkovny, Zenit BC CEO:
At Zenit, Artem will have all the conditions not only to become the best Russian center, but also to consistently show a high-level game. Last season, he made us pay attention to ourselves once again, including by causing a lot of inconvenience in the semifinal series. His limited playing time is somewhat surprising, including when he looks great on the floor. Next season, all Russian players have a great chance to prove themselves and assert themselves.