In its first match of the United League of VTB championships Lokomotiv Kuban was defeated by Enisey from Krasnoyarsk at home – 66:68. The most effective player of Loko was Taylor Rochestie. He got 19 points, 3 rebounds and 4 assists. Mardy Collins gained 16 points and 4 assists.
Lokomotiv Kuban is the last team to start the United League of VTB season. On Sunday October 16th the brand new Loko will play its first official game in Krasnodar. Enisey from Krasnoyarsk is our first rival, which has already lost two previous matches.
Our team started the Eurocup 2016/17 season with a win. Andrey Zubkov and Matt Janning failed to join Fotis Katsikaris’s team in Ljubljana due to injuries. Olimpija managed to show a considerable resistance to Loko, nevertheless, it lost the game 64:72. Kenny Gabriel gained 17 points, Broekhoff and Baburin got 10 points each.
On Wednesday, October 12, Lokomotiv Kuban starts its 2016/17 season with an away game vs. Slovenian Olimpija. The game in D Group of Eurocup takes place in Ljubljana at 9:30 p.m. (Moscow time).
Eurocupbasketball.com talked to Loko’s swingman Mardy Collins to found out what the team should do to win Eurocup this season.
The official website of Eurocup tells about changes in Loko this season – which player one should follow and what prospects of the team in the championship are. We present you the European view of our club.