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Viktor Keirou
Full Name: Viktor Keirou
Position: Guard
Height/Weight: 6-6 / 215
Birthdate: Jan 31, 1984 (Rostov-na-Donu, Russia)
High School:
Team: Dynamo St. Petersburg (Russia)
Country: Russia
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Russian Superleague A
Season G GS FGM FGA PCT FTM FTA PCT 3PM 3PA PCT REB AST STL BL PTS AVG
2003-04 28 0 156 361 .432 116 159 .730 35 116 .301 115 58 44 13 463 16.5
2004-05 14 0 35 72 .486 12 24 .500 9 25 .360 42 25 17 2 91 6.50
2005-06 25 0 42 108 .389 21 28 .750 4 30 .133 61 24 23 1 109 4.40
Totals 67 0 233 541 .431 149 211 .706 48 171 .281 218 107 84 16 663 9.90
FIBA Europe Cup
Season G GS FGM FGA PCT FTM FTA PCT 3PM 3PA PCT REB AST STL BL PTS AVG
2003-04 8 0 10 26 .385 0 0 2 5 .400 13 8 0 3 22 2.80
2004-05 8 0 13 36 .361 10 19 .526 3 12 .250 16 7 5 0 39 4.90
2005-06 12 0 11 36 .306 5 7 .714 2 14 .143 21 4 1 1 29 2.40
Totals 28 0 34 98 .347 15 26 .577 7 31 .226 50 19 6 4 90 3.20

Originally an early entry candidate for the 2005 NBA Draft before withdrawing his name from consideration.

Career Highlights: Spent his first two seasons (2001-2003) playing for Uniks Kazan's second team in Russia's Higher League, the country's third division. Moved up to the senior team in 2003-04 and played for the squad for two seasons in Russia's top league. Joined Dynamo St. Petersburg for the 2005-06 season. Participated in Russian National Team camp in 2005. A representative on the U-20 Russian National Team at the 2004 European Championship for U-20 Men and the U-21 team in the Global Games.

(2005-06): Joined top Russian club Dynamo St. Petersburg. Averaged 4.4 points and 2.4 rebounds in 15.3 minutes per game in the Russian Superleague A and 2.4 points and 1.8 rebounds in the FIBA Europe Cup.

(2004-05): Averaged 6.5 points and 3.0 rebounds in 16.0 minutes per game for Uniks Kazan in the Russian Superleague A and 4.9 points and 2.0 rebounds in 12.6 minutes in the FIBA Europe League (now known as FIBA Europe Cup).

(2003-04): After two years on Uniks Kazan's junior team, moved up to the senior team. Averaged 3.5 points in Russian Superleague A play and 2.4 points in the FIBA Europe League. In January 2004, joined Russian Superleague A team Euras Ekaterinburg and averaged 23.0 points, 6.1 rebounds, 3.6 assists and 2.1 assists in the domestic play, but the team went just 2-22. Averaged 15.8 points, 5.8 rebounds and 2.3 assists on the Russian U-20 National Team at the Global Games. At the U-20 European Championship, posted 12.8 points and 4.8 rebounds in 27.2 minutes per outing over six games.