Alex Poythress is headed to Russia. The former Cat is expected to sign with Zenit St. Petersburg, which competes in the VTB United League and Euro League. He most recently played with Turkish club Galatasaray, averaging 13.6 points and 7.1 rebounds per game. Home of Glory was first to report the news.
Other (somewhat) familiar names on Zenit include Austin Hollins (Minnesota), Tim Abromaitis (Notre Dame), Will Thomas (George Mason), Colton Iverson (Minnesota, Colorado State), Kevin Pangos (Gonzaga), and KC Rivers (Clemson). Zenit plays in Sibur Arena in St. Petersburg, which hold 7,000 fans. Here’s what it looks like with fans in the stands:
Their mascots are Lev Dvushkin and Petr Treshkin, who “work in pairs, constantly support each other, get along well with fans of all ages and are always ready to take pictures with fans of blue-white-blue.” They even do Ls Down.
Go get ’em, Alex.