Dynamo Moscow inks Yaroslav Korolev

Dec 09, 2007 by ULEBcup.com Print
Yaroslav Korolev Group F co-leader Dynamo Moscow has made a move to strengthen its frontcourt with the signing of promising forward Yaroslav Korolev, who arrives from the Los Angeles Clippers. Korolev (20, 206) left for America after a promising junior career at CSKA Moscow under Sergei Bazarevich, who is now an assistant coach at Dynamo. He led the CSKA team to the title at the 2005 international junior tournament at the Euroleague Final Four in Moscow, averaging 17.3 points, 6.5 rebounds and 3.3 assists in four games. Korolev was then drafted with the 12th overall pick in the 2005 NBA draft by the Clippers, where he spent two seasons, but was only involved in 34 games. Now he returns to his homeland looking to regain the form that once made him one of the top prospects in the continent, while helping Dynamo make a run at the ULEB Cup.