Just three months after signing a senior contract for CSKA Moscow, 20-year-old Russian prospect Alexander Gavrilov will spend the season on loan to Estonian league and Cup champions BC Kalev/Cramo.
Gavrilov was part of the CSKA sports school and junior project. He has been part of the team for the past 12 years.
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“We closely follow Sasha’s progress, he spent two pre-season camps with us,” CSKA coach Dimitris Itoudis said.
“He definitely improves as a point guard, in understanding the game, and now the time has come to make a step forward, to be among men and compete on higher level. It is his time to show up, and we want him to grow as a professional player.”
Gavrilov is a three-time youth championships’ winner and Russian JBL champion and he was named the VTB United Youth League Final 8 Best Point Guard this year.
The skilful guard averaged 10.9 points, 2.6 rebounds, 6.0 assists and 1.7 steals for the CSKA Moscow second team in the 2015-16 season.