|Evgenia Belyakova is the latest big signing for UMMC Ekaterinburg who are looking to build a new team around Russian talent|
Following hot on the heels of Natalia Vieru making the move eastwards from Nadezhda, the starting point for the transformation of the UMMC roster appears to be a strengthening of their Russian core.
Belyakova certainly helps to achieve that aim and brings extensive experience from both the Russian Premier League and EuroLeague Women.
Her incredible 58.1% shooting from downtown in EuroLeague Women helped the rookies reach their maiden Final Four at the first time of asking.
Belyakova played 19 minutes per game for Kursk and is likely to prove a key loss for one of UMMC's primary challengers - as will be the case with Vieru leaving Nadezhda.