Sviatoslav Mykhailiuk Lands in Lawrence
LAWRENCE, Kan. – After competing for his home country, Ukraine, earlier this month at the FIBA Basketball World Championship, Kansas freshman guard Sviatoslav Mykhailiuk arrived in Lawrence on Monday, Sept. 8. The 6-8, 195-pound native of Cherkasy, Ukraine, briefly met with some of the media before he continued his orientation to the KU campus.
At 17, Mykhailiuk is the youngest player in the Big 12 Conference, yet still brings a lot of international experience to the KU squad. Just before making the Ukraine national team, Mykhailiuk earned all-tournament team honors at the U18 European Championships in Sofia, Bulgaria, where he averaged 16.0 points and 4.1 rebounds during the event. In April, he played opposite KU freshmen teammates Kelly Oubre and Cliff Alexander in the World Select Team’s loss to Team USA at the 2014 Nike Hoops Summit in Portland.
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