27th Summer Universiade in Kazan,

July 6-17 2013

Karasev to join national team after signing contract with Cleveland Cavaliers

Sergey Karasev will join the major Russian national basketball team after signing a contract with the NBA club - the Cleveland Cavaliers, the player told about it reporters.

The Russian national basketball team has defeated a team of Australia in the final match of the Universiade and won the gold medals of the 27th University Summer Games. Karasev was voted the best player of the tournament. Candidates for the major national team will gather for the first time on 22nd July in Moscow where over two consecutive days they will undergo full medical examination.
"It's hard to say for the time being (when he’ll join the national team.) I have to go to sign a contract with the Cavs and the question is still open," Karasev said to R-Sport reporters.

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Karasev was selected by the Cleveland Cavaliers in the NBA Draft with the number 19 in the first round.

R-Sport, July 17