News August 2007

31 augustNews from training session

The BC Khimki players are on the training camp of the National team of Greece in Portaria. The team is training for a week (the grade is about 800 metres). It is the time to draw some conclusions. And we give a word to the new BC Khimki coach Dmitry SHAKULIN.

29 augustShabalkin and Ponkrashov will participate in the Eurobasket-07

The final roster of the Russian National team, which will play at the European Championship in Spain was figured. BC Khimki players Anton Ponkrashov and Nikita Shabalkin are among 13 players. Tomorrow the National team will depart for Spain.

20 augustDaniel Ewing – the first day in Khimki

Today the new BC Khimki player Daniel Ewing participated in his first practice in Khimki, passed the medical examination, and signed the original contract.
The first version of the contract was signed by fax. The medical examination registered the top shape of Daniel. After the signature Ewing went to his new apartment for the rest.

20 augustBC Khimki started to prepare for the new season

Khimki players resumed the training sessions. Headed by Kestustis Kemzura Aleksey Savkov, Daniel Ewing, Sergey Krasnikov, Vladimir Dyachok and the group of young players – Petr Gubanov, Viktor Dubovitsky, Stanislav Nikitchenko, Nikita Stepanenkov, Dmitry Golovin took part in the first trainings.

16 augustThe new players announced their numbers

The BC Khimki newcomers announced the numbers that they will use next season. Mike Wilkinson – 13, Teemu Rannicco (on the photo) – 15, Nikita Shabalkin -16, Anton Ponkrashov -18, Daniel Ewing -32. Besides it, Kelly McCarty exchanged his number 33 for 21.

15 augustUniversiade -07. Russia finished out of the medals

In the quarterfinal at the Universiade in the capital of Thailand in Bangkok Russia played against Lithuanian team. Our team yielded — 79-70 (12-29, 21-12, 25-16, 21-13) and will not make into medal contention

15 augustDenis Ershov is loaned to Universitet Yugra

The agreement between BC Khimki and Universitet Yougra according to which the center Ershov will be loaned for the season 2007/2008 to Surgut team came into force. Last season he spent in the Universitet too. One is the most tall Russian player in (220 sm) has a continuing contract with BC Khimki till 2010.

10 augustUniversiade -07. Russia is in lead in the group

In the capital of Thailand at the Summer Universiade the first round of basketball tournament (men) came to the end. The National team of Russia beat in the second match the team of Taiwan 78-67 (17-15, 22-14, 27-10, 12-28) and was placed first in the group E. The BC Khimki player Timofey Mozgov scored 12 points and became the top scorer in Russian team. Besides Timofey had 8 rebounds and 2 shots.

10 augustShabalkin became the top scorer

In the context of the preparation of the National team for the European Championship the Russian squad played against the National team of Latvia and yielded 80-87. The BC Khimki player Nikita Shabalkin became the top scorer, he had 13 points on his credit, Vitaly Fridzon scored 8 points and Anton Ponkrashov – 4.
Latvia — Russia — 87:80 (21:16, 23:15, 20:21, 23:28).

6 augustTeemu Rannikko visited Khimki

The BC Khimki newcomer arrived in Russia for having a medical and to sign the official contract with the club. The signature was formal because the player and the club came to the agreement a long time ago. And the medical registered that Teemu is in a top shape.