Khimki reunites with big man Gubanov

Jun 26, 2018 by Euroleague.net Print
Khimki reunites with big man Gubanov

Khimki Moscow Region strengthened its frontcourt by signing power forward Petr Gubanov to a two-year deal, the club announced Tuesday. Gubanov (2.06 meters, 31 years old), arrives from Nizhny Novgorod, where he averaged 11.6 points on 43.2% three-point shooting and 3.9 rebounds in 25 VTB United League games last season. He also helped Nizhny reach the Russian Cup final. He previously played for Khimki in the 2009-10 season, when Gubanov made his EuroLeague debut. Gubanov has also played for Russian teams CSK VVS Samara, Lobnya Moscow Region, Universitet-Yugra Surgut, Dynamo Moscow, UNICS Kazan and Enisey Krasnoyarsk. He has taken part in 41 EuroLeague games with UNICS and Khimki and been a member of the Russian national team.

"Gubanov is a versatile player who can help us at the '4' and '5' spots. I am sure he will fit in our system," Khimki head coach Georgios Bartzokas said. "He is a reliable shooter and also knows how to play with his back to the basket. He had an excellent season with Nizhny and I only heard good things about Petr's efficiency and personal skills. We wanted to add another Russian player and Gubanov was the best candidate."