The young basketball player Dmitry Kulagin is the most talented player in the Russian team. Thanks to the athlete, the main team of the country won more than once.
Next year, Russian athlete Dmitry Kulagin turns 25, his birthday is July 1. The promising quarterback has brother Michael, who also linked his life to basketball.
In 1998, at the age of six, Dmitry Andreevich Kulagin became interested in basketball. The boy was distinguished by 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 the leadership of Alexei Zhukov in the CSKA team. Dmitry for two consecutive seasons won the title of Junior Champion. A year later, he began to play for the club "Nizhny Novgorod", where he held the position of an attacking defender. The team coach was Zoran Lukic. BC "NN" played in Super League B.
Dmitry Kulagin almost immediately won a place in the main team of “Nizhny Novgorod”. Since 2009, BC "NN" entered the PBL. The team was repeatedly strengthened by new promising players, but Dmitry always remained in leading roles. On the field he spent a fairly large amount of time (an average of 20 minutes), demonstrating excellent skill.
The height of the athlete is 1 m 97 cm, weight - 89 kg.
The start of the career of Kulagin Sr.
As part of the Nizhny Novgorod BC, the attacking defender spent three seasons. In 2010/2011 at the Cup of Russia, he won the title of best point guard. But the athlete’s career at NN ended unexpectedly. By an absurd accident, he had to miss the matches of PBL stars. The reason for this was a small injury resulting from a brawl near a nightclub.
In May 2011, the leadership of “Nizhny Novgorod” announced a shocking decision to exclude Dmitry Kulagin from the team due to the basketball player’s lack of responsibility.
And already in the summer of 2011, the athlete was part of the Triumph BC from the Moscow Region, where he spent only one season. Then he moved to the Red Wings Samara team. While in this club, Dmitry Kulagin won two major Cups of the Russian Federation: Russia and the FIBA challenge. But a year later he was again in the "Triumph".
Participation in the main team of Russia
Dmitry Kulagin is a high-level basketball player. From an early age, he began to defend the honor of the Russian national team. At the 2008 European Championships among participants under the age of 16, a 15-year-old boy became the second most successful player, gaining 20.8 points per match.
In 2010, Kulagin performed at international competitions among participants under 18, where he was spotted. In the game with the national team of Serbia, he scored 23 points, made 5 interceptions, 8 assists and 7 rebounds. These were amazing indicators that helped the Russian team reach the finals for the first time.
Following the results of the competition, Dmitry Kulagin (the basketball player of the main team of the Russian Federation) became the leader of the tournament. Commentators and many coaches noted the defender's rare ability to understand the 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, the athlete first entered the world level. In 2011, he became a participant in the World Cup 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 quarter finals. This has become a worldwide sensation. At the 2011 European Championship, the Russian team won the bronze medal. Kulagin was awarded the title of best attacking defender.
In 2013, a basketball player participated in the 27th 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 a contract with CSKA
In 2015, information appeared in all media about the return of the Kulagin brothers to their native BC CSKA. The leadership of the team signed a three-year contract with Dmitry and a five-year contract with Mikhail.
CSKA coach Dimitris Itoudis deservedly calls Kulagin Sr. one of the most talented players of his age. Dmitry annually proves professionalism, and his ability to perform in positions 2 and 3 of numbers is also his plus.
The basketball player was pleased with his return to the club where he began his star trek. The athlete promised to do everything possible so that CSKA won more than one victory.
Best Defender Game
In 2016, Dmitry Kulagin was invited to the Russian national team to participate in Eurobasket 2017.
The athlete showed an incredibly good game in the fight against Bosnia and Herzegovina, gaining 17 points. This indicator is a personal record for a basketball player. This result allowed him to become the most productive player in the Russian team this season.
The attacking defender of BC CSKA Dmitry Kulagin in matches against Bosnia and Herzegovina held 4 assists, 2 block shots and 7 rebounds. The basketball player’s total utility score was +30. Many sports experts consider this defender game to be the most successful at an adult level. Dmitry himself is convinced that the most substantial and significant matches are yet to come.