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Full Name: Serguei Toporov
Position: Guard/Forward
Height/Weight: 6-5 (1.97 m)/ 190 (86.2 kg)
Birthdate: January 3, 1981 (Russia)
Team: Samara (Russia)

Samara (Russia)
Three-point field goals: 1999-00, 11-for-52 (.212); 2000-01, 10-for-41 (.244); 2001-02, 22-for-75 (.293); 2002-03, 25-for-84 (.299). Totals: 68-for-252 (.270).

Career Notes: Has played for Samara in Russia’s Superleague since the 2000-01 season. He played the 1999-2000 season for Arsenal in the Superleague. Has been a member of the Russian Junior National Team and the Under 20 National Team. Played in the European Under 20 Championships in 2000.

(2002-03): Increased his shot attempts to a career-high 14 per game and increased his scoring average to a career-high 17.1 ppg through the first 15 games of the season. Also averaged 5.1 rebounds and 3.5 assists. Was leading the team in scoring and assists and was second in rebounding.

(2001-02): Averaged 13.5 points and 4.3 rebounds in 23 minutes per game.

(2000-01): In his debut season for Samara, averaged 13.4 points and 4.2 rebounds in 21 minutes per game.

(1999-00): Playing for Arsenal in the Super League, averaged 8.6 points and 3.5 rebounds in a reserve role.

Strengths: A scorer rather than a shooter, he is able to create shots for himself with a wide variety of moves to the basket. He is a physically strong player who likes to take the ball to the basket with physicality, where he can use his excellent leaping ability to draw fouls and convert drives.