Zubkov is another new name in the Russian national team. He played in the qualification round last summer and is set to make to his big international debut in France. Zubkov went through the whole system of Lokomotiv-Kuban to emerge as a senior team player. He made his Euroleague debut with the Krasnodar side during the 2013-14 season and will feature in the elite club competition once again during the upcoming season. Last year wasn't great for the forward as he struggled to get a lot of playing time. Zubkov likes to fight for rebounds and step outside to shoot threes. His body isn't particularly strong, but with the current lack of experienced bigs in Russia, Pashutin will sometimes use Zubkov as a center.