Kupol-Rodniki Izhevsk (Superleague 1) agreed terms with 23-year old Ukrainian center Ievgen Minchenko (213-108kg-94). He will still stay in Russia where he played last season at BC Ryazan. In 16 Superleague games in Russia he had very impressive stats: 16.2ppg, 9.3rpg and 1.6bpg. Minchenko also played for BC Samara (previous name Samara-SGEU) that season. In 19 Superleague 1 games he recorded 6.9ppg and 3.3rpg.
His team won Russian U23 League Regular Season in 2016.
Minchenko has played previously professionally in Latvia (BS Liepaja and Saldus) and Ukraine (BC Dynamo-2 Odessa).