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VTB Youth League. Zenit-M at Nizhny Novgorod-2. Preview

23 February 2022
VTB Youth League. Zenit-M at Nizhny Novgorod-2. Preview

On February 24 and 25, the Zenit-M will face a very uncomfortable opponent – Nizhny Novgorod-2, which is in 8th place in the VTB Youth standings and really wants to improve the situation.

Opposition

NN-2 strengths

Points

16.2 – Vadim Orekhov (Guard, 197 cm)

Rebounds
7.3 – Vadim Orekhov (Guard, 197 cm)

Assists
2.9 – Artem Orekhov (Guard, 193 cm)

Steals
2.4 – Artem Orekhov (Guard, 193 cm)

Zenit-M strengths

Points
13.6 – Egor Sorokin (Forward, 197 cm)

Rebounds
8.2 – Egor Ryzhov (Forward, 205 cm)

Assists
3.6 – Mikhail Bokarev (Guard, 193 cm)

Steals
1.6 – Mikhail Bokarev (Guard, 193 cm)

Quote

Maxim Uchaykin, Zenit-M Head Coach

Nizhny Novgorod-2 is a serious opponent who unexpectedly failed at the beginning of the championship, but then found the strength to pull themselves together. A series of victories confirms this. Now they are in 8th place in the standings, but at any moment they can improve their position. We are not direct competitors at the moment, but we may be later. NN-2 traditionally plays well at home, so it’s always tough to play there. We are still playing without Bokarev, so he will not take part in these games. Artyom Antipov is getting in shape, he played well against CSKA-Junior. He became a kind of X-factor, but he also played for CYBL, so you need to understand that the forces are not unlimited. Others are healthy, I really hope that this will be the case. We set a goal to take two wins.