Basketball at UNN

Basketball in Nizhny Novgorod is becoming ever more popular with the success of Russia’s Bronze Medal at the London 2012 Olympics and the present success of BC Nizhny Novgorod in European competition. The team has several Russian internationals and is drawing players from the NBA. Being located a 5 minutes’ walk to the Trade Union Sport Palace, which is home to BC Nizhny Novgorod, UNN is a great place to hone your skills with an eye to making it professionally, with scouts regularly watching University level matches across Russia looking for draft picks.

The University Basketball team has International representatives within its current squad with the aim to making the squad more competitive in International Competitions by increasing the number of places increasing the competition for places.

UNN has a sports set-up primed for those wishing to play and compete in Basketball at any level, with teams for both Men and Women, professional coaching and optimal facilities are there to improve your Basketball skills including a gym and a training/match hall with spectator space, you could be playing Basketball to a high level whatever your experience.

UNN welcomes participants from all those interested regarding your previous background with the sport. Below is listing the timetable for both the University Team training times and the times of the coaching sessions of graded classes.

Basketball Extra-Curricular Timetable

Basketball Coach Time Location Cost (per month)
  Filonov Leonid  Wed, Fr 16-18  Зал №5  800 

The University Basketball Team’s Training Times

  Coach  Time  Location  Cost (per month) 
Men’s Basketball  Filonov Leonid Velikanov Petr  Mo, Wed 20-22 Sa 12-14 Fr 20-22  Hall №1, Hall №5 
Women’s Basketball  Kanatyev Konstantin  Wed, Fr 18-20  Hall №1 

For details upon how to play for the University Team please contact Dr. Konstantin Kemaev This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . If you require assistance in signing up for Basketball as part of your degree programme or as an extracurricular activity you can also contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.