|24 January 2014|
|Evgeny Voronov has already played in the EuroChallenge with three other teams |
Triumph Lyubertsy, who compete in Group K of the EuroChallenge Last 16, announced on Friday that they have secured the services of Russian international Evgeny Voronov until the end of the season.
The 27-year-old winger arrives from powerhouse CSKA Moscow in search of more playing time.
Triumph head coach Vasiliy Karasev, who has worked with Voronov on the Russian national team, is delighted with the new addition to his team's roster.
"Evgeny Voronov is a Russian national team player and brings long-term experience with him," Karasev said.
"He is an all-round player who can play at both positions on the wing, either as a shooting guard or small forward, and by nature he is hard-working, tenacious and an athlete with ambitions.
"I am sure that he will do everything he can to helps us win games."
The 1.94m Voronov became a senior international at the 2010 FIBA World Championship in Turkey and experienced the highlight of his career with Russia in the summer of 2012, as a member of the team that conquered bronze at the London Olympics.
In last September's EuroBasket in Slovenia, under the orders of coach Karasev, Voronov averaged 4.3 points and 2.7 rebounds in approximately 18 minutes of playing time per game.
Voronov has played in the EuroChallenge with most of his previous clubs, including UNICS Kazan, Krasnye Krylia Samara and Dynamo Moscow.
He joined CSKA in 2011 but the depth of the Russian giants' roster meant that he often struggled for minutes on the court.
During the first half of the current season, Voronov averaged 1.3 points, 0.2 rebounds and 0.2 assists in six games in the VTB United League, but he only made one brief appearance in the Turkish Airlines Euroleague, in the Regular Season home game against Partizan Belgrade.
Triumph are next in action on Tuesday, as they travel to Latvia to take on BK Ventspils in Game Day 3 of the EuroChallenge Last 16.