Sergey Karasev Update
Although the Cavaliers 19th overall pick in the 2013 NBA Draft, Sergey Karasev, is not able to participate with the Wine and Gold in Las Vegas Summer League, it doesn't mean the Russian swingman isn't working on his game this summer.
In fact, Karasev put up big numbers while playing in the World University Games that recently wrapped up in Kazan, Russia – with Karasev’s Russian squad taking top honors by besting Australia, 81-74, in the Gold medal game.
In that deciding contest, Karasev finished with 15 points – and over the course of his eight-game run, the 6'8, 200 lb guard/forward averaged 19.0 points, 5.8 rebounds and 3.5 assists in 24.9 minutes per game.
Perhaps the most impressive aspect to Karasev's performances has been his offensive efficiency. Karasev is shooting 56 percent from the field, including 46 percent (20-of-44) from beyond-the-arc.
Karasev had some big games during the Tournament. On July 7, he scored 31 points on 13-for-17 shooting in just 19 minutes of action against Oman and notched a double-double of 20 points and 10 boards – adding seven assists and four steals in 33 minutes – in a win over Canada on July 15.
Following the World University Games, which wrapped up on Tuesday, July 16th, Karasev will join the Russian National Team to begin training on Monday, July 22nd in preparation for The Euro Championships held in Slovenia in September. Click here to follow Karasev's progress throughout The Euro Championships.