Team 2012-13: CSKA Moscow (Russia-PBL) Career: Dynamo Stavropol (Russia-Superleague B, 2000-01); Pulkovo St. Petersburg (Russia-Higher League, 2001-02); Lokomotiv Rostov (Russia-Superleague A, 2002-06); UNICS Kazan (Russia-Superleague A, 2006-09); CSKA Moscow (Russia-PBL, 2009-13)
Another option at the center position for Russia is Dmitriy Sokolov. Sokolov has experience playing in the national team as he averaged almost 10 minutes at EuroBasket 2009 in Poland. Dmitriy did not receive a lot of minutes on the court during the past season in CSKA but played in some crucial stages of the VTB Finals against Lokomotiv Kuban and that made him a candidate for the national team. Sokolov is a dangerous player inside the paint with his ability to post up and is a decent rebounding force. If he manages to stay away from foul trouble he could be a solid back-up center for this Russian team.