Swedish National Team Bans Jonas Jerebko After Signing With Russian Club

The Swedish National Basketball Federation announced that forward Jonas Jerebko cannot play for Sweden’s national team after he signed with Russian power CSKA Moscow, as relayed by Emiliano Carchia.Jonas Jerebko

While banned from international play, Russian teams are still participating in the VTB United league. Jerebko signed with CSKA Moscow earlier this week.

“Jerebko recently played for Sweden vs. Croatia when NT players stood up for Ukraine condemning the war started by Russia,” Carchia wrote.

Jerebko, 35, is 6-foot-10 and has spent 10 seasons in the NBA, most recently with the Warriors in 2018-19. He also played for the Pistons, Celtics and Pistons, compiling career averages of 6.2 points and 4.0 rebounds.

Jerebko spent the last two seasons with Khimki Moscow, also of Russia. Prior to joining the NBA, he spent two years playing in his homeland of Sweden, as well as one in Italy.

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