Sasha KaunAlexander Kaun was left at home at the last moment as he was diagnosed with discal hernia and was recommended to avoid physical trainings for two weeks.

President of Russian Basketball Federation Sergey Chernov named the 12 players who will fly to Gdansk to participate in Eurobasket 2009 during a press conference today. Russian NT head coach David Blatt and team's captain Sergey Monya were in attendance.

The dozen is not the final list. Everybody awaits on doctors' verdict on Victor Khryapa's condition. CSKA forward passed MRI today and tomorrow he will meet Professor Andrey Korolev.

Russian National team's roster, for now, is the following:


Sergey Bykov (Dynamo)
Egor Vyaltsev (Triumph)
Alexey Zozulin (Spartak)
Anton Ponkrashov (CSKA)
Vitaly Fridzon (Khimki)


Andrey Vorontsevich (CSKA)
Nikita Kurbanov (CSKA)
Fedor Dmitriev (Khimki)
Kelly McCarthy (Khimki)
Sergey Monya (Dynamo)


Timofey Mozgov (Khimki)
Dmitry Sokolov (CSKA)


Evgeny Pashutin (assistant coach)
Dmitry Shakulin (coach)
Asker Bartcho (physio)
Alexander Zykov (doctor)