SK Cherkasy Monkeys (SL Favorit Sport) tabbed 26-year old Ukrainian center Igor Chumakov (207-104kg-90). It is actually his comeback to Cherkasy as he played here before. Chumakov played most recently at BSC Raiffeisen Furstenfeld Panthers in Austrian A Bundesliga. In 16 games he averaged 6.3ppg, 4.3rpg and 1.1bpg last season. Chumakov also played for TBV Start (TBL) in Polish league that season. In 17 games he had 8.6ppg and 4.1rpg.
The previous (14-15) season Chumakov played at SK Cherkasy Monkeys. In 22 SL Favorit Sport games he had 12.2ppg, 4.7rpg and 1.2apg.
The 2013-14 season Chumakov played at BC Donetsk (Superleague). In 8 games he had 9.0ppg and 4.0rpg.
The 2012-13 season Chumakov played at MBC Mykolaiv. In 36 SL Favorit Sport games he had 3.8ppg and 1.9rpg. He helped them to make it to the Ukrainian Cup Semifinals.
The 2011-12 season Chumakov played at Zaporizhya. But in 20 SL Favorit Sport games he had just 0.7ppg. He contributed to his team making it to the cup final.
Chumakov represented Ukraine at the European Championships U18 in Amaliada Pyrgos (Greece) eight years ago. His stats at that event were 5 games: 4.0ppg, 1.4rpg.