The final “Unicaja-Khimki”28 march 2008
In Villagarcia de Arosa, Spain, came to the end the traditional international tournament among young player U22. Russian basketball was represented by players of youth team of BC Khimki. Our guys didn’t let down and achieved a success – they reached the final.
— This tournament has staged the 10th time – said the head coach of this team Mikhail Soloviev. – The organization was on a high level with TV translations and sold-out stadium. Our opponents were very strong teams. In first match we beat Serbian team 84-57, then we lost to Zhalgiris – 84-91, then were stronger than Spanish team – 92-79. And in a final we played against Unicaja – the winner of other group. And we lost only 1 point – 68-69. Timofey Mozgov became the best player (rebounds). I can mark Petr Gubanov, Teymuraz Babunashvili and Igor Smygin.