On Tuesday, January 7, the Vice-champion of Ukraine “Kyiv-basket” will hold the third match in the second group stage in Latvia with Ventspils.
However, the Kiev team will not help its leader – American point guard Casey Shepard.
According to basket-planet.com the basketball player had an operation for appendicitis. The attack happened after Saturday’s match of the Cup of Ukraine “Nikolaev”. We will remind, “Kiev-basket” beat “Nikolaev” and reached the “Final four”.
So Shepard will not play in the game against “Ventspils”. The exact timing of the return of American not yet known. In the Ukrainian team Casey scores average of 15.3 points in 27 minutes in the game.
After the trip to Latvia Kiev will play in the super League with “Nikolaev” (10 January) and Dnipro (16 January), and then with the Dutch “Zwolle” (22 January) in the European Cup.