Point guard Mark Lyons is headed to the sixth country of his professional basketball career. Lyons signed with Enisey Krasnoyarsk early Jan. 17, joining the Russian side hours after agreeing to a buyout from Turkish side Gaziantep, where he spent the first half of the season. The Arizona product averaged 14 points and 4.1 assists per game in all competitions for Gaziantep, his second stint in Turkey after playing for Usak Sportif in 2016.
Lyons will be joining a Enisey side that is struggling both domestically and in European play. They are 3-7 in the VTB United League, and 2-9 in their group in the Basketball Champions League. The point guard is a two-time Israeli League All-Star and wonthe Israeli League in 2016 with Maccabi Rishon LeZion.