Dmitry Kulagin: biography and achievements of a young basketball player
Young basketball player Dmitry Kulagin is the most talented player of the Russian team. Thanks to the athlete, the main team of the country has won once.
Next year, Russian athlete Dmitry Kulagin turns 25, his birthday - July 1. The long-term defender has brother Michael, who also linked his life with basketball.
In 1998, at the age of six, Dmitry AndreevichKulagin was carried away by basketball. The boy was noted for his high growth and great zeal for development. He successfully graduated from the Moscow sports "Education Center" Timiryazevsky. "
In 2008, the basketball player began training under thethe leadership of Alexei Zhukov in the CSKA team. Dmitry for two seasons in a row won the title of champion of DUBL. A year later he began to speak for the club "Nizhny Novgorod", where he held the position of an attacking defender. The coach of the team was Zoran Lukic. BC "NN" acted in the Super League B.
Dmitry Kulagin almost immediately wona place in the main part of "Nizhny Novgorod". Since 2009, BC "NN" entered the PBL. The team was repeatedly reinforced by new promising players, but Dmitry invariably remained on the leading roles. On the field, he spent quite a lot of time (an average of 20 minutes), showing great skill.
The height of the athlete - 1 m 97 cm, weight - 89 kg.
Start of Kulagin's senior career
In the BC "Nizhny Novgorod" attacking defenderspent three seasons. In 2010/2011 at the Cup of Russia he won the title of the best point guard. But the career of the sportsman in "NN" ended unexpectedly. By absurd chance he had to miss the matches of the PBL stars. The reason for this was a small injury, received as a result of a brawl near a nightclub.
In May 2011, the leadership of "Nizhny Novgorod" voiced a shocking decision to exclude Dmitry Kulagin from the team because of the lack of responsibility of the basketball player.
And in the summer of 2011 the athlete was in the compositionBC "Triumph" from the suburbs, where he stayed only one season. He went on to the Samara team "Red Wings". While in this club, Dmitry Kulagin won two major Cup of the Russian Federation: Russia and the call of FIBA. But a year later he was again in the "Triumph".
Participation in the main Russian team
Dmitry Kulagin is a high-level basketball player. From an early age, he began to defend the honor of the Russian team. At the 2008 European Championship among participants under the age of 16, the fifteen-year-old boy became the second most effective player, gaining 20.8 points per game.
In 2010, Kulagin performed at the internationalcompetitions among the participants to 18, where he was seen. In the game with the national team of Serbia, he scored 23 points, carried out 5 interceptions, 8 assists and 7 rebounds. These were tremendous figures that helped the Russian team reach the finals for the first time.
Following the competition Dmitry Kulagin(basketball player of the main Russian team) became the leader of the tournament. Commentators and many coaches noted the rare ability of the defender to understand the very essence of the game. It was a success in the career of an athlete.
Achievements and awards of Dmitry Kulagin
At the age of eighteen years the athlete for the first timereached the world level. In 2011 he became a participant of the World Championships in Latvia. Competitions were held among basketball players under the age of 19. Thanks to the professionalism and good play of Dmitry Kulagin, the Russian team entered the semifinals, defiantly defeating the US team in the quarterfinals. It became a world sensation. At the 2011 European Championship, the Russian team won the bronze medal. Kulagin was given the title of the best attacking defender.
In 2013, the basketball player participated in the 27 World Universiade in Kazan. At the end of the competition, he received a certificate of honor from the President of the Russian Federation.
And again the contract with CSKA
In 2015, all media reported on the return of the Kulagin brothers in their home BC "CSKA". The team's management signed a three-year contract with Dmitry and a five-year contract with Mikhail.
CSKA trainer Dimitris Itudis deservedly callsKulagin senior is one of the most talented players of his age. Dmitry annually proves professionalism, and his plus is the ability to speak on positions 2 and 3 numbers.
The basketball player was pleased with his return to the club, in which he began the star path. The athlete promised to do everything possible to CSKA won more than one victory.
The best defender game
In 2016 Dmitry Kulagin was invited to the Russian national team to participate in the Eurobasket 2017.
The athlete showed an incredibly good game instruggle with Bosnia and Herzegovina, gaining 17 points. This indicator is a personal record of the basketball player. This result allowed him to become the most productive player of the Russian team this season.
Attacking defender BC "CSKA" Dmitry Kulagin inmatches with Bosnia and Herzegovina held 4 assists, 2 block shots and 7 rebounds. The overall indicator of the basketball player's utility was +30. Many sports experts consider this game the defender the most successful at the adult level. Dmitry himself is sure that the most meaningful and revealing matches he has yet to come.