BC Khimki signs Alexey Zhukanenko24 june 2011

The second BC Khimki rookie has become a Russian national team 210-cm-center Alexey Zhukanenko. The contract is signed for two years.

Victor Byckhov, BC Khimki General Manager:

— Alexey is one of the most talented players in our country, already managed to show all his best also in the National team. First of all we thought about our future prospect. Zhukanenko is the very player who at present time shows stable basketball and who must improve. We'll do all our best for Alexey's professional growth. We wish he'll help us achieve good results in the nearest future.

Alexey Zhukanenko:

— It's my pleasure to become a part of such a big club as BC Khimki. I feel anxious expectation of playing in Khimki's jersey and I believe that I can be of use. Moreover I believe our team will show a high-quality game in all the tournaments. I know quite well Sergey Monya and Vitaly Fridzon. Well, in general only best sportsmen play in BC Khimki. Also a very strong coaching staff works here.



Birthday – 18 May 1986.
Position – center.
Height – 210 cm.
Weight – 107 kg.
Entry to club since 2011

Sports career

Teams played:
2002-2006 – UNICS-2 (Kazan, Russia),
2006-2009 –UNICS (Kazan, Russia),
2009-2011 – Dynamo (Moscow, Russia),
Since 2011 – BC Khimki

2007 – Russian Championship silver medalist,
2009 – Russian Championship bronze medalist, XXV World Student Games silver medalist,
2008 – ULEB Cup semifinalist, Russian Championship bronze medalist,
2011 — BEKO PBL All-Star Game participant

Since 2010 – Russian national team player
2010 – World championship in Turkey participant

Private life

Nationality: Russia
Marital status: Married to Anna