Team 2012-2013: Azovmash Mariupol(Ukraine- Superleague)
Career: Kryvbasbasket (Ukraine- Superleague,2005-11); Azovmash (Ukraine- Superleague, 2011-13)
Igor Zaitsev is yet another big man on Mike Fratello's squad who just has to take advantage of the absence of Oleksiy Pecherov and Serhiy Lishchuk, especially after coming off a decent season with Azovmash, in which the center played 55 games, averaging 4.6 points and 3.1 rebounds in slightly less than 15 minutes per contest. Zaitsev is a mobile player who lacks athleticism, but can drain a three if left open. He shot 41% (9/22) in the 2013 SuperLeague play-offs. Zaitsev, who is just 24, will have his first chance to participate with the senior national team in Slovenia.