Zenit St Petersburg added more backcourt leadership with the signing of Vitaly Fridzon for one year, the club announced Saturday. Fridzon (1.94 meters, 34 years old) arrives from Lokomotiv Kuban Krasnodar with which he averaged 4.6 points, 2.8 rebounds and 2.6 assists in five 7DAYS EuroCup games last season as well as 7.8 points, 1.4 rebounds and 1.0 assists in 12 games in the VTB League. Fridzon played two seasons with Lokomotiv after having played for CSKA Moscow for five seasons, winning the 2016 EuroLeague title and reaching the Final Four in 2014, 2015, 2017 and 2018. He also on the 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018 VTB League with CSKA.
Fridzon had success before joining CSKA, winning the 2012 EuroCup with Khimki as well as the 2011 VTB League crown. He played for Khimki for nine seasons after making his professional debut with Toliatti. Fridzon is the latest acquisition for Zenit, which has already added K.C. Rivers, Kevin Pangos and Billy Baron to its backcourt in the past couple of weeks. Fridzon is also a member of the Russian national team, having won the bronze medal at the 2012 Olympics.