On the 2nd of May the head coach of Ural Great Aleksandar Kesar after a short break started again practices with the players of the main team (with an exception of the foreignors who left and injured players), farm team and Ural Great cadets. The practices will last until departure of the Ural Great 2 team to the finals of the Russian championship among young men teams. The tournament will be held in Kazan from the 12th to 17th of May.
Player of Ural Great Aleksey Surovtsev was invited to join the training camp of Russian national team that starts its preparation for the Euro 2009. The first camp will take place in Novogorsk from the 15th to 25th of June.
Yesterday captain of Ural Great Aleksandr Bashminov visited Perm Special (correctional) boarding school №12. He participated in the awarding ceremony of the Perm region team (age 12-15 years old) that became champion of Russian special basketball tournament held in Dimitrovgrad. Six pupils of the School №12 and the two from another correctional school of Perm region were in the roster of the Perm team in those games.
Ural Great 2 qualified on the 4th place in the regular season of the Russian basketball Superleague championship among young men teams. Now our farm team will play the finals to be played in Kazan from the 12th to 17th of May. In the final round Ural Great 2 will play in one group against farm teams of Unics, Triumph and Enisey.
The final round of the play-out tournament for the 9-12th places in the championship of Russia of the 2008-09 season finished in Surgut. Ural Great occupied the 10th place in the final standings of the championship.