From Barca to Siberia

Aaron Lee Jackson and Joel Freeland (photo: M. Serbin,
After one of the longest Western trips the longest Eastern journey awaited our team. The plane with CSKA onboard landed in Krasnoyarsk tonight.

The flight from Barcelona was delayed for almost two hours: the teammates had to wait for Nando De Colo to pass doping test. The Red-Blues landed in Sheremetyevo at 9 am and took the bus back to the airport at 6.30 pm. The Muscovites arrived in Krasnoyarsk at 4 am local time.

It will be our fourth away game in a row, CSKA head coach Dimitris Itoudis said. Enisey is a talented offensive team and for us the energy will be most important factor.

Demetris Nichols (broken foot) and Victor Khryapa (broken wrist) remain sidelined for CSKA.

Past matchups

Wins-losses: 21-1
Previous away game:
2014-15 season (VTB League)
23.03.2015. Enisey CSKA: 79-93 (+14)
Previous home game:
2015-16 season (VTB League)
26.12.2015. CSKA Enisey: 94-64 (+30)

Short dossier

Enisey Krasnoyarsk
Founded: 1981
Colors: blue, white
Home court: Ivan Yarygin Palace of Sports (4,100)
Director: Vladimir Petrokovskiy
Head coach: Oleg Okulov
Trophy case: Superleague B champion (2006-07), Russian Cup bronze winner (2011)

Ivan Lazarev (photo: M. Serbin,
Aleksandar Bata and Pvel Korobkov (photo: M. Serbin,
Dimitris Itoudis and Nikita Kurbanov (photo: M. Serbin,
(photo: M. Serbin,
Vitaly Fridzon (photo: M. Serbin,
Dmitriy Kulagin, Aaron Lee Jackson and Vitaly Fridzon (photo: M. Serbin,
Aleksander Gavrilov (photo: M. Serbin,
Artem Vostrikov (photo: M. Serbin,