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June 16, 1993
Body and athleticism
Decent base, decent length, must get stronger in upper body and lower body (legs). Is not a quick jumper. Has average with and without step leap when not in traffic and below average when in traffic. He has quick feet on defensive end but is very tentative and slow when making move on offensive end. Is a legitimate 7’1”. Questionable hands. Not strong enough to post up deep-can be pushed off blocks easily.
Does not have 3 point shot. Does not have much of a face up game. He has pretty good rotation, form, balance, and follow thru from line. He shoots 68% from the line on 4 attempts per game.
Position and offense
Does not get ball in post and make quick, instinctive moves. He is tentative and seems to have to think about what he has to do. Scores on put backs with tips and dunks. His size results in 3 offensive rebounds a game. He is a decent passer out of post and he sees court well. He only averages .9 assists per game and 1.6 turnovers. Turnovers are a result of poor hands and tentative post moves which often leads to him being stripped of ball. He does play within skill set and shoots 54% from field.
Defense and rebounding
He is big and averages 8.1 rebounds per game. His rebounds are of the size variety. He is a good offensive rebounder but it is not a result of his being a quick jumper or being aggressive.
From the Ukraine. Has had two very good games against Mason Plumlee and Nerlens Noel. He has shown improvement from last season.
He will probably be a lottery pick based on potential. He has a hard time getting into moves against smaller bigs (6’8” to 6’9” range). These type of players tend to be quicker than the seven footers he faces and often take his legs away with their low center of gravity. This happened in B.C. game against 6’8” Ryan Anderson and 6’9” Eddie Odio.
2013 NBA Draft: Drafted 5th in first round by Phoenix
College - Maryland - 2011-12
Averaged: 6 points, 5.4 rebounds,
College - 2012-13 - Maryland
Averaged: 11.9 points, 7.8 rebounds,
Tournament - U16 Eurobasket - 2009
Averaged: 9.8 points, 4.8 rebounds,
Tournament - U18 Eurobasket - 2010
Averaged: 16 points, 11.4 rebounds,
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Awards and Accomplishments
Ukrainian U16 National Team -09
European Championships U16 in Kaunas (Lithuania) -09: 5 games: 8.0ppg, 4.8rpg, 1.8apg, Blocks-2(2.6bpg), FGP: 35.0%, 3PT: 33.3%, FT: 50.0%
Ukrainian U20 National Team -10-12
Ukrainian U18 National Team -10-11
Eurobaske.com All-European Championships U18 Best Defensive Player -10
Eurobaske.com All-European Championships U18 2nd Team -10
European Championships U18 in Vilnius (Lithuania) -10: 9 games: Score-4(16.0ppg), Reb-2(11.4rpg), 1.7spg, Blocks-1(4.3bpg), FGP: 47.9%, 3PT: 33.3%, FT: 57.1%
USBWA All-District III 1st Team -13
All-ACC Honorable Mention -13
ACC All-Defensive Team -13
NIT Final Four -13