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Vasily Nikolayevich Karasev (Russian: Василий Николаевич Карасев; born April 14, 1971 in St. Petersburg, USSR (present day Russia)) is a Russian professional basketball player. He is a 1.96 m (6'5") 93 kg (205 pound) point guard, currently playing for Triumph Lyubertsy.

Pro career

For many years Karasev was the starting point guard of the Russian League club CSKA Moscow in the Euroleague. He also led CSKA to the 1996 Euroleague Final Four. He was selected to the FIBA EuroStars team in the years 1997, 1998, and 1999. He is widely considered to be one of the best European play makers of the decade of the 1990s.

Russian national basketball team

Medal record
Men’s Basketball
Competitor for  Russia
World Championship
Silver 1994 Toronto Russia
Silver 1998 Athens Russia
European Championships
Silver 1993 Germany Russia
Bronze 1997 Spain Russia

Karasev was the starting play maker of the Russian national basketball team between 1993 and 2003. With Russia's national team, Karasev won two European Championship medals, the silver medal at the 1993 European Championship and the bronze medal at the 1997 European Championship. He also won two World Championship silver medals, one at the 1994 FIBA World Championship and one at the 1998 FIBA World Championship.

At the 1998 FIBA World Championship, he was selected to the All-Tournament Team.

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