The Zenit St. Petersburg backcourt will be led by a new man this season after the team signed playmaker Andrew Albicy on Monday. Albicy (1.78 meters, 29 years old) arrives from Morabanc Andorra, where he played the last three seasons. He averaged 12.1 points on 43.1% three-point shooting, 5.9 assists and 1.8 steals in 20 games in the 7DAYS EuroCup last season. He ranked fourth in the competition in steals and third in assists as he took Morabanc to the semifinals and was chosen to the All-EuroCup First Team for the first time in his career.
Albicy started his career with Paris Basket Racing of his native France. He also played for Paris-Levallois and BCM Gravelines Dunkerque Grand Littoral before joining Morabanc in 2016. Albicy has also been a member of the French national team at both the junior and senior levels. He helped France win a gold medal at the 2010 U20 European Championships and a silver medal at EuroBasket 2011. He also lifted the French Cup trophy with Levallois in 2013.
"One of our main problems last season was our recruits at the point guard position," Zenit sports director Alexander Tserkovnyy said. "Albicy had some of the best numbers in the EuroCup and is a player who improved each season. I am sure he will perfectly fit into Joan Plaza's systems."