leader unfinished season of VTB United League basketball club “Khimki” continues active personnel summer campaign, aimed primarily at the preservation of the backbone of the fighting strength. Signed a new contract with 29-year-old center from USA Devin Booker.

earlier, Khimki announced the extension of relations at different times with three leading and most experienced Russian players – best scorer in the entire history of the League Alexey Shved, the team captain Sergey Monya and Egor by Maltsevym. The Swede is part of the popular club until the end of the season 2022/23, Monya and Vyaltsev extended the contracts for a year, the same applies to Booker.

– a contract Extension – great news! Last season I was comfortable in the “Khimki”, but, unfortunately, to complete the official tournaments we are unable, – quotes the Booker for the club’s press service. – This circumstance gives me the opportunity to come back and finish what I started. In “Khimki” me and my family all liked it, so it’s all right. It’s important for me to feel confident and comfortable. We have a good chance to achieve significant results and continue from where we stopped.

Also Devin Booker, who was in favor of “Khimki”, not to be confused with his full namesake and namesake of the NBA’s Phoenix. Our Booker is five years older, he is a graduate of the American Clemson University (South Carolina), before moving to Russia played in the Championships of France and Germany. In the Moscow region team – July 2019.

For the season, Booker has spent in official tournaments for “Khimki” 46 matches, with 45 (!) times appeared in the starting five. Main statistical indicators average per game and 12.3 points and 4.5 rebounds. Personal scoring record in a Single League, 27 points against the “Nizhny Novgorod” in the Euroleague with 24 points against the German “Alba”. Booker was named the most valuable player of the League in February this year and got MVP of the 13th round of Euroleague regular season.

Rimas Kurtinaitis, coach of BC Khimki

– Very glad that Devin Townsend in the team. He had a good last season, I think it was the best year in his career. Left a good impression about yourself from all the fans, coaches, teammates. He has great potential. And I think the second year with the same partners Booker will be even better. Of skill it has quite.