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Sestina agrees to deal with Russian pro league

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Posted at 12:33 PM, Sep 12, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-12 12:35:55-04

LEX 18 — Former Kentucky forward Nate Sestina will begin his pro career in Russia after signing a deal Friday with Nizhny Novgorod of Russia’s Basketball Champions League and VTB League.

Sestina began his college career at Bucknell. As a senior, he averaged 15.8 points and 8.5 rebounds per game and earned All-Patriot League honors during the 2018-19 campaign.

As a graduate transfer at Kentucky last season, Sestina averaged 5.7 points and 3.7 rebounds while shooting 40.7% from beyond the arc.