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VTB United League. Zenit at Tsmoki-Minsk. Preview

17 February 2022
VTB United League. Zenit at Tsmoki-Minsk. Preview

Sixth road game in a row for Zenit BC will take place in Belorussia against national powerhouse – Tsmoki-Minsk.

The Dragons started the current season on three fronts: The United League, the Belarus Championship and the FIBA EuroCup. If in the domestic arena the team performs as a youth team, then in Europe they use full squad. The team finished its performance in the FIBA Euroup at the group stage stage, while in the United League it takes the penultimate place after 10 games.

Opposition

Tsmoki-Minsk strengths in the VTB League

Points
14.3 – Jason Clark (USA, guard, 188 cm)

Rebounds
6.4 – Darol Hernandez-Zinenko (Belorus, forward, 207 cm) 

Assists
5.5 – Angelo Warner (USA, guard, 188 cm)

Steals
1.5 – Angelo Warner (USA, guard, 188 cm)

Zenit strengths in the VTB League

Points
14.4 – Jordan Mickey (USA, forward, 203 cm)

Rebounds
5.6 – Alex Poythress (USA, forward, 206 cm)

Assists
4.6 – Mareusz Ponitka (Poland, forward, 198 cm)

Steals
1.0 – Mareusz Ponitka (Poland, forward, 198 cm)

Quote

Xavi Pascual, Zenit BC Head Coach:

After the victory over Zielona Gora, we move to Minsk, where we will play with the local Tsmoki. It will be a game in which we need to be as much concentrated as possible to achieve our goal – victory.

Sergey Karasev, Zenit BC Forward: 

We are gradually getting in shape after a couple of unsuccessful games. It’s good that after the victory over Zielona Gora we arrived in Minsk in a good mood. Once again, we will short-handed again, but the previous game showed that we are all charged for the fight and ready to help our team at any time.