Ryan Broekhoff to play in VTB United League All-Star Game

Australian Boomer Ryan Broekhoff of Lokomotiv Kuban is set to play in the 2017 VTB United League All-Star Game on 11 February in Sochi, Russia.

Following a fan vote and media selection process, Broekhoff received 11 votes to sneak into the top 6 players selected to the World Stars front court.

The 197cm sharp-shooting forward from Melbourne has been a consistent contributor for Lokomotiv this season, helping them to a 10-2 record and second place in the standings, including a victory over current competition leaders CSKA Moscow. He has been providing 7.4 points and 5.2 rebounds per game while shooting a sizzling-hot 50% from beyond the three-point arc in the VTB United League.

When playing for Besiktas Istanbul, Broekhoff earned selection to the 2015 Turkish Basketball League All-Star game where his Team Europe side earned a narrow win.

Russian Stars: Dmitry Khvostov (Lokomotiv-Kuban), Ivan Strebkov (Nizhny Novgorod), Sergey Bykov (Avtodor), Evgeny Voronov (UNICS), Evgeny Kolesnikov (Avtodor), Alexey Shved (Khimki), Sergey Karasev (Zenit), Sergey Monia (Khimki), Viktor Khryapa, Andrei Vorontsevich (both CSKA), Andrei Zubkov (Lokomotiv-Kuban), Petr Gubanov (Nizhny Novgorod). Reserve (13th player)*: Anton Ponkrashov (UNICS)

World Stars: Stefan Markovic (Zenit), Taylor Rochestie (Lokomotiv-Kuban), Milos Teodosic, Nando De Colo (both CSKA), Janis Blums (VEF), Keith Langford (UNICS), Ryan Broekhoff (Lokomotiv-Kuban), DeAndre Kane (Nizhny Novgorod), Janis Timma (Zenit), Nick Minnerath (Avtodor), Frank Elegar (Enisey), Artsim Parakhouski (UNICS). Reserve (13th player)*: Danilo Andjusic (Parma)