On Wednesday, Zenit St Petersburg made official that big man Alex Poythress will stay in the team for one more season. Poythress (2.06 meters, 30 years old) was one of Zenit's best players last season, in which the team made the Turkish Airlines EuroLeague playoffs for the first time. Poythress played 32 games, and averaged 8.6 points and 4.3 rebounds in almost 19 minutes on court in his EuroLeague debut season.
Poythress previously played for Galatasaray Istanbul in Turkey, Jilin Northeast Tigers in China, Philadelphia, Indiana and Atlanta in the NBA, as well as Fort Wayne and Erie in the G-League. He played college basketball at the University of Kentucky and reached back-to-back NCAA Final Fours in 2014 and 2015.