CSKA Moscow re-signs team captain Khryapa

Jul 23, 2015 by Euroleague.net Print
CSKA Moscow re-signs team captain Khryapa

CSKA Moscow reached a new agreement with team captain Viktor Khryapa to keep working together next season, the club announced Thursday. CSKA keeps an option to extend the deal until the end of the 2016-17 season. Khryapa (2.03 meters, 32 years old) is set to enter his 11th season with CSKA and has been ths club's captain for the last six years. In his 10 seasons with the club, Khryapa helped CSKA win 10 Russian League titles, lifting the VTB League trophy five teams. Above all, Khryapa helped CSKA win the Euroleague title in 2008. Khryapa has made it to the Final Four nine times - an achievement that only Euroleague legend Theo Papaloukas can claim. He is the Euroleague Final Four's all-time leading rebounder (92). In his 10 Euroleague seasons, Khryapa has acumulated 1,242 points, 895 rebounds and 472 assists. He was chosen to the All-Euroleague first team in the 2009-10 season, in which he also earned March MVP and Best Defender honors. Khryapa has also been chosen to the All-Euroleague second team in the 2012-13 and the 2013-14 seasons. He has also played for Avtodor Saratov of Russia, as well as for Portland and Chicago of the NBA. Khryapa has also been a member of the Russian national team, to which he helped win a gold medal at EuroBasket 2007 and respective bronze medals at EuroBasket 2011 and the 2012 Olympic Games.

"CSKA is a team where I played most of my career," Khryapa said. "I am happy to continue this cooperation which benefits both sides. I want to keep on fighting for the highest goals and most important titles, to please our dedicated fans and to distress the opponents with my game. CSKA will always be the first!"