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EugeneUkraine
06-22-2008, 10:42 AM
All about ukrainian basketball. Transfers, news, results

EugeneUkraine
06-22-2008, 11:02 AM
So, now transfers that already done this summer:

Azovmash extend Tomas Delininkaitis (SG), Panagiotis Liadellis (SG) and Egor Mescherykov (PF) and sign Khalid El-Amin (PG), Aleksandr Capin (PG), Dijon Thompson (SF) and Hasan Rizvic (C)

BC Kiev extend Artur Drozdov (SF), Manu Markoishvili (SG) and Ryan Stack and sign Kenan Bajramovic (PF)

BC Khimik extend all team leaders inlude Wykeen Kelly (PG), Sasa Bratic (SF), Goran Cakic (PF), Olu Famutimi (SF) and Jarred Jackson (SG). Khimik also release center Aleksandr Djuric and now watching center from Hungary Marton Bader

BC Donetsk sign Andres Rodrigez (PG), Martynas Andrukaitis (PF), brothers Igor and Rostislav Kryvich (SG/SF ukrainian NT players) and Anatoliy Dubnyuk (C)

Polytechnika-Galychina sign Jovan Koprivica (SF), Aleksandr Pustogvar and Aleksandr Kudryavtsev (played in Poland) and Vadim Reka (played in Bulgaria)

Cherkassky Mavpy sign Bobby Dixon (PG from Polpak) and many ukrainian players.

Sumykhimprom sign Osvaldas Marcenis from Estonia and ex-Azovmash player Evgeniy Podorvanniy

BC Odessa by rumours sign Justin Love from Ventspils and many players from Israel - Adrian Pledger, Bryan Tolbert and Otis Hill.

BC Budivelnik (6 times ukrainian champions) will have american coach and 5 or 6 players from NCAA and other leagues. Names still unknown

BC Dnepr will also have coach from USA and couple americans in roster.

Krivbassbasket-Lux close to sign Jarret Howell (PG) one of the best PG of Denmark championship

Still no news about Pulsar and Nikolaev.

EugeneUkraine
06-23-2008, 08:18 PM
NBDL All-Star Keniel Dickens (SF) close to sign with Cherkasky Mavpy

vaslover
06-23-2008, 10:42 PM
What about Lishuk? Would is he stay in Azovmach or probably he would go abroad?

EugeneUkraine
06-24-2008, 07:31 AM
What about Lishuk? Would is he stay in Azovmach or probably he would go abroad?

Lischuk will play in Azovmash next season. Last year was very bad for him. He had huge injury (even couple) and new coach Memi Becirovic dislikes Lischuk in this reason. Now Mesceryakov has more time on the floor.

vaslover
06-25-2008, 09:38 PM
Lischuk will play in Azovmash next season. Last year was very bad for him. He had huge injury (even couple) and new coach Memi Becirovic dislikes Lischuk in this reason. Now Mesceryakov has more time on the floor.
What about Kirill Fesenko and Pecherov? Do they play for Ukraine NT in soon qualifying matches or not?

EugeneUkraine
06-26-2008, 06:31 AM
What about Kirill Fesenko and Pecherov? Do they play for Ukraine NT in soon qualifying matches or not?
It's unknown yet. But i think nope.

BC Donetsk sign center from Belorussia Oleg Kozhenets. Last season played in Sumykhimprom (15.8 points per game and 7.8 rebounds )


about Fesenko:

http://www.mavpabasket.com/ua/news.php?nw=1&view=1923&fm=06&fy=2008#

EugeneUkraine
06-26-2008, 10:13 AM
about Fesenko and Pecherov:

http://www.basket.com.ua/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=6636&Itemid=1&Itemid=85

EugeneUkraine
06-26-2008, 10:18 AM
Robert Archibald leaving Azovmash and probably will sign with Unicaja. Club from Mariupol sign Uche Nwosmu from Asvel for Archibald place.

Joško Poljak Fan
06-26-2008, 01:01 PM
It's great that you opened this thread Eugene :cool: I missed such thread in the past ;)

EugeneUkraine
06-26-2008, 02:09 PM
It's great that you opened this thread Eugene :cool: I missed such thread in the past ;)

welcome. Now i hope it will be enough news about Memi too

ArkadiosV2
06-27-2008, 01:25 AM
Cherkassky Apes made a 350K euros offer to Diamantopoulos.

Mariupol offered a blank check to Dikoudes. Let's make Mariupol the centre of Greek culture again!

hawk
06-27-2008, 02:33 AM
Cherkassky Apes made a 350K euros offer to Diamantopoulos.

Mariupol offered a blank check to Dikoudes. Let's make Mariupol the centre of Greek culture again!

U have any special source for Diamantopoulos offer?

EugeneUkraine
06-27-2008, 06:30 AM
Cherkassky Apes made a 350K euros offer to Diamantopoulos.

Mariupol offered a blank check to Dikoudes. Let's make Mariupol the centre of Greek culture again!

Arkadios, maybe you can help me with link from any source? Thank you!

p.s. About Dikoudis i find it at superbasket.gr

EugeneUkraine
06-27-2008, 10:26 AM
Cherkasky Mavpy director confirmed negotiations with Dimantopulos

EugeneUkraine
06-27-2008, 11:36 AM
Cherkasky Mavpy director Kirrilo Pogostinskiy said that 350K per year can't be true. It's more than two times less

vaslover
06-27-2008, 09:26 PM
about Fesenko and Pecherov:

http://www.basket.com.ua/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=6636&Itemid=1&Itemid=85
Thanks for this link. Very interesting article.

EugeneUkraine
07-01-2008, 01:12 PM
Sumykhimprom close to Linas Lekavicius (PG), Abdulahi Kuso (C) and Brian Thomas (SG/SF)

EugeneUkraine
07-02-2008, 03:30 PM
Budivelnik sign ex Avellino and Bamberg playmayker Derrick Zimmerman Somebody knows something about this player?

woma
07-03-2008, 12:25 PM
Budivelnik sign ex Avellino and Bamberg playmayker Derrick Zimmerman Somebody knows something about this player?
Good playmaker with absolutely no shooting ability, he's even worse shooter than Andres Rodriguez, and this tells a lot.
I would be worried that team like Budivelnik needs from foreigners also scoring and they will be disappointed. Zimmerman can be really good, if he would have at least one very good scorer on SG or SF around him.

EugeneUkraine
07-03-2008, 10:09 PM
Thanks woma!

Polytechnika-Galychina sign russian playmayker Anton Ageev.

Azovmash sign Marc Salyers and Simonas Serapinas.

MBC Nikolaev sign ukrainian prospect Vsevolod Shurmel' (208, 1988) that played in Belorussia last season.

Budivelnik sign another prospect Artem Slipenchuk (192, 1989) that played last season in USA college.

EugeneUkraine
07-04-2008, 07:15 AM
Budivelnik sign Anthony Morrow (SG, Georgia Tech) - 14.3 points per game at NCAA

PHILIPeurobasket
07-05-2008, 08:41 AM
Rumours say Otis Hill (203-C-74) joined BC Odesa but no official info existed.

EugeneUkraine
07-07-2008, 10:02 AM
Budivenlnik sign small forward John DeGroat (Pittsburg, CBA). De Groat had 18.5 pts and 8.0 rebounds per game in CBA.

LuDux
07-08-2008, 02:24 PM
Sumykhimprom close to Linas Lekavicius (PG), Abdulahi Kuso (C) and Brian Thomas (SG/SF)
Point-guard Linas Lekavičius has made one year deal with BC Sumykhimprom from Ukraine. (http://www.eastplayers.com/eng/Lekavicius_moves_to_Ukraine/27)
(http://www.eastplayers.com/eng/Lekavicius_moves_to_Ukraine/27)

EugeneUkraine
07-08-2008, 09:12 PM
BC Kiev sign point guard Goran Jeretin (192, 26).

EugeneUkraine
07-09-2008, 09:55 AM
BC Donetsk release Anatoliy Dubnuk because of his family circumstances. He was leader of Pulsar last season.

PHILIPeurobasket
07-09-2008, 11:21 AM
Andrei Lebedev from SK Cherkassy Monkeys sign today with Enega Czarni Slupsk...

EugeneUkraine
07-09-2008, 11:24 AM
Andrei Lebedev from SK Cherkassy Monkeys sign today with Enega Czarni Slupsk...

Very good player was. Couple years ago he was at starting five in BC Kiev. Congratulations, Slupsk! As i understood Podkovyrov, former coach of Cherkassky Mavpy, call Lebedev to his new team.

Link?

PHILIPeurobasket
07-09-2008, 11:31 AM
Link?

Now I didnt have link, because this info is from Polish board, but please be patient ... ;) Just like with info about Serapinas

EugeneUkraine
07-09-2008, 11:36 AM
Now I didnt have link, because this info is from Polish board, but please be patient ... ;) Just like with info about Serapinas

I found it at Slupsk official site!

woma
07-09-2008, 07:43 PM
Very good player was. Couple years ago he was at starting five in BC Kiev. Congratulations, Slupsk! As i understood Podkovyrov, former coach of Cherkassky Mavpy, call Lebedev to his new team.

Link?
I see that Philip was quicker with this info. I have a question - are there any "protection limits" for ukrainian players in SuperLeague? Since I am really surprised that Slupsk was able to sign him, with all these ukrainian teams having big or bigger money :).

I saw Kiev in pre-season tournament in 2004/2005 season in Warsaw, but I don't remember him (LaMarr Greer and Marcus Wilson did a majority of the job on perimeter), but my friend says that he's nothing special.
Your opinion looks different though...

And last question - what went wrong with Cherkassy last season?

EugeneUkraine
07-09-2008, 07:59 PM
I see that Philip was quicker with this info. I have a question - are there any "protection limits" for ukrainian players in SuperLeague? Since I am really surprised that Slupsk was able to sign him, with all these ukrainian teams having big or bigger money :).

I saw Kiev in pre-season tournament in 2004/2005 season in Warsaw, but I don't remember him (LaMarr Greer and Marcus Wilson did a majority of the job on perimeter), but my friend says that he's nothing special.
Your opinion looks different though...

And last question - what went wrong with Cherkassy last season?

Nothing wrong. Lebedev hadn't really great perfomance. But he really good player and great guy. Can somebody translate this info?

http://www.energa-czarni.pl/345635.dhtml

PHILIPeurobasket
07-09-2008, 08:05 PM
Can somebody translate this info?

http://www.energa-czarni.pl/345635.dhtml

In this news you can read that yesterday Czarni sign Demetric Bennett and today contract with team sign Andrei Lebedev....

Later you have some infos about him...that he is good shooter, that he play in Ukraine last years etc

Then you can read about his success...

And last word said that club believe that he will be good player for team. And here you can also see Lebedev stats ...

Thats all ;)

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Can you answer on all woma's questions :confused: :)

EugeneUkraine
07-09-2008, 08:12 PM
In this news you can read that yesterday Czarni sign Demetric Bennett and today contract with team sign Andrei Lebedev....

Later you have some infos about him...that he is good shooter, that he play in Ukraine last years etc

Then you can read about his success...

And last word said that club believe that he will be good player for team. And here you can also see Lebedev stats ...

Thats all ;)

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Can you answer on all woma's questions :confused: :)

Thanks Philip. I think if teams official site wrote it.... It's true!

woma
07-09-2008, 08:17 PM
Nothing wrong. Lebedev hadn't really great perfomance. But he really good player and great guy. Can somebody translate this info?

http://www.energa-czarni.pl/345635.dhtml
Ok, but - I still want to know why Cherkassy was so bad this season and what are the restrictions for foreigners in ukrainian Super League (if there are any)?

EugeneUkraine
07-09-2008, 08:56 PM
Ok, but - I still want to know why Cherkassy was so bad this season and what are the restrictions for foreigners in ukrainian Super League (if there are any)?

woma, no restrictions. Cherkassy was not so bad as you think. They had some stars like Leon Rogers, Fadi El-Khatib. But they also had private problems with them. That was main reason. And after that team midseason rebuilding...

And also at first round play-offs Mavpy had Azovmash as their opponents...

EugeneUkraine
07-10-2008, 07:09 AM
Today rumours is about 16 teams in ukrainian superleague next season. Now it's 13. Could be that next season teams from Dneprodzerhinsk, Kharkov and Zaporizhya will be promoted to superleague. But probability not higher that 50%.

EugeneUkraine
07-10-2008, 09:54 AM
Budivelnik sign PF Scott Merritt (208, 1982) from NBDL team Tulsa

Sumikhimprom sign Brian Greene and Jaroslav Lemik

PHILIPeurobasket
07-10-2008, 11:08 AM
Sumikhimprom sign Brian Greene

Another player who play some year ago in Poland :rolleyes: Team from your country buy ex Polish teams players :cool:

EugeneUkraine
07-11-2008, 07:25 AM
According to greek media, BC Kiev offer contract to Panionis SG Ioannis Kalampokis and Azovmash interest in Vladimir Boisa from Aris

EugeneUkraine
07-12-2008, 08:56 PM
BC Kiev sign Ural-Great PF Brent Wright.

Sumykhimprom close to american PG Corey Santee

EugeneUkraine
07-15-2008, 12:06 PM
Budivelnik sign center Rasean Dickey (208, C) from Georgia Tech, NCAA

EugeneUkraine
07-15-2008, 06:31 PM
Ferro Zaporizhya announce budjet for next season - over 1 mln euro. This team wants to play in superleague next season. Team already sign center Stanislav Balashov and PF Alexey Yakovlev from BC Odessa and now searching for two american players.

It's possible from 14 to 16 teams in ukrainian superleague next season. But also we have big conflict between some clubs presidents and two milliarders - Dmitriy Firtash (owner BC Kiev) and Bogdan Gulyamov (owner BC Budivelnik). Some clubs supports BC Kiev and some Budivelnik.

kwest
07-16-2008, 03:52 PM
Belorussian center Mikolay Alekseyev agreed terms with Politehnika Lviv, however there is no official info even on the club's homepage.

Alekseyev played for Hungarian side Falco last season and won the national championship with them.

EugeneUkraine
07-17-2008, 09:24 AM
Cherkasky Mavpy official sign Kolossos SF Georgios Diamantopuolos.

EugeneUkraine
07-17-2008, 12:56 PM
Polytechnika-Galychina (Lviv) signed center from Belorussia Nikolai Alekseev and PF from BC Odessa Gennadiy Kuznetsov.

Now team searching for point guard. Main candidate - player of Tunisia national team.

EugeneUkraine
07-20-2008, 09:44 PM
Krivbassbasket-Lux signed american PG Jarret Howel, that played last season in Denmark and had 21.6 points per game.

EugeneUkraine
07-23-2008, 08:53 AM
Cherkassky Mavpy signed Maroussi SG Felix Kojadinivic.

Budyvelnik Kiev signed american SG Michael Chappell (205) who played last season in Australia

Ferro signed trio from BC Odessa Stanislav Balashov (C), Alexey Yakovlev (PF) and Aleksandr Rybalko (SG). Also Ferro close to MVP of Belarussian championship Georgy Kondrusevic and player of Belorussia NT Arseniy Kuchinskiy.

EugeneUkraine
07-28-2008, 06:09 PM
Khimik Yuzhniy signed center from Hungary Marton Bader.

Sumykhimprom signed nigerian center Abdullahi Kuso and american PG Corey Santee.

EugeneUkraine
07-30-2008, 06:35 PM
BC Kiev signed Efes PG Scoonie Penn

Bob Donewald is a new coach of BC Dnipro

Cherkasky Mavpy watching prospect from Poland PF Sergiush Prazhmo

Sumykhimprom watching cyprus champion PF Predrag Kosanovic

SG Anthony Morrow that signed couple weeks ago contract with Budyvelnik agreed terms with Golden State Warriors so now Budivelnik searching for a new shooting guard.

The Wizard
07-31-2008, 07:59 PM
Good playmaker with absolutely no shooting ability, he's even worse shooter than Andres Rodriguez, and this tells a lot.


Andres is not a bad shooter, he is just not the best shooter...but he makes up for that being a TRUE point guard and plying defense...every team he play for is always winning and that's is what the team wants....BC Donetsk is going to surprise lot of people this year, they have a couple of more players to sign and Andres is going to make them all a lot better...be ready!!

bigyellow
08-03-2008, 08:52 AM
chris burgess(2.09-center) signed in a ukrainian team that just got promotion this year.
does anyone knows which team is it?

EugeneUkraine
08-03-2008, 10:07 AM
BC Donetsk. But it still not official.

Cherkasky Mavpy signed PF from Strumica Miljan Pupovic

EugeneUkraine
08-07-2008, 06:44 PM
BC Donetsk official signed center from Beykoz Chris Burgess.

EugeneUkraine
08-08-2008, 11:47 AM
Ferro close to Carlos Williams (1985, 186, PG) from NCAA

New Budivelnik head coach - William (Bill) Magarity

PHILIPeurobasket
08-08-2008, 11:54 AM
Andres is not a bad shooter, he is just not the best shooter...

He is very very not the best shooter :D
In Polish league he has:
for 2 -> 53/111 47.7%
for 3 -> 26/108 24.1 % :eek: :D

bigyellow
08-12-2008, 11:13 PM
can anyone tell me who is the guy in the picture
http://www.cadursela.co.il/Details.asp?id=120&PType=2

EugeneUkraine
08-13-2008, 06:39 AM
Leonid Yailo. He was great player. Nick name "Terminator". With him Budivelnik ten or eleven years ago only with ukrainians beat Panathinaikos at europe cup and seven won ukrainian championship.

Can everything on the court: score from the paint, score from the outside, assist, rebound, etc.

Can you help translate your topic?

EugeneUkraine
08-13-2008, 09:41 AM
Cherkasky Mavpy signed KK Buduchnost PF Vladislav Dragojlovic (206, 1979)

bigyellow
08-13-2008, 10:27 AM
Leonid Yailo. He was great player. Nick name "Terminator". With him Budivelnik ten or eleven years ago only with ukrainians beat Panathinaikos at europe cup and seven won ukrainian championship.

Can everything on the court: score from the paint, score from the outside, assist, rebound, etc.

Can you help translate your topic?

this is a contest in basketball site in israel. you need to find out who is the guy in the picture and if you make it right and first you win a prize.
p.s thanks for the answer. i hope i will win again

EugeneUkraine
08-21-2008, 09:44 PM
BC Dnipro signed SF Luke Anderson

Budivelnik close to sign big guy Maksim Stein

MBC Nikolaiv close to forward Mihail Hlebowicki

Pulsar watching Aleksandr Nerush and Dmytro Bryantsev

EugeneUkraine
08-22-2008, 10:53 AM
Polytechnika-Galychina signed lithuanian PG Gediminas Navickas

EugeneUkraine
08-25-2008, 07:46 PM
BC Odessa signed center from NCAA Marko Kolaric (213)

Also Odessa official confirmed signing of Brian Tolbert (188, Ramat Gan, Israel), Adrian Pledger (189, Ironi Nahariya, Israel), Justin Love (189, Ventspils, Latvia), Otis Hill (204, Ironi Nahariya, Israel) and RT Guinn (208, Darussafaka, Turkey)

Manu Ginobili
08-25-2008, 08:23 PM
EugeneUkraine-
What's new with PJ Tucker's deal with Donetsk?

EugeneUkraine
08-25-2008, 08:28 PM
EugeneUkraine-
What's new with PJ Tucker's deal with Donetsk?

For a couple days he should sign contract. I will post.

rikhardur
09-03-2008, 02:35 PM
Melnychuk cautious before Ukraine's Turkey clash

// 03 September 2008
Ukraine coach Valentyn Melnychuk admits his national side hasn't had the ideal preparations for this summer's EuroBasket 2009 qualifying games but he nevertheless believes the team has a good chance of reaching Poland next year.

Melnychuk, who famously led Portugal to EuroBasket 2007 in Spain where they upset Latvia and Israel before falling just short of the quarter-finals, left the Portuguese after being offered the reins of his native Ukraine.

He will lead Ukraine into a Group C battle on Wednesday against Turkey, winners of the Efes Pilsen World Cup 7 tournament, after triumphs over Portugal, Great Britain and Bosnia and Herzegovina.

"We've had all the materials on the Turkey national team we needed," Melnychuk said.

"In addition to them, I have just talked to the Portugal coach (Moncho Lopez) and in our half-hour phone conversation, he gave me a bunch of useful tips.

"We've shared it all with our players, showed them Turkey's set plays and practiced defending against them. Our level of concentration and the desire to fight will be huge in determining the outcome of the game."

Ukraine have some fitness issues going into the clash.

"Our leaders Serhiy Lishchuk and Artur Drozdov have not reached their top form yet," Melnychuk said.

"While Lishchuk is very close to being 100% ready, Drozdov keeps having problems with his knee. But he is a professional and in addition to his legs, he uses his head to play the game, which should still allow him to be a force."

Ukraine will not be able to rely on another player that Melnychuk had been counting on and that has clearly not been appreciated by the coach.

"We also got a huge letdown from Kyrylo Fesenko who simply disappeared," Melnychuk said.

"He showed up at a training camp at the beginning of the summer and promised to rejoin the team in August. He never showed up and all attempts to contact him, his mother, his agent or his club failed. At least Olexiy Pecherov told us right away he would not be able to help and we did not count on him."

Ukraine will also be taking on Belgium and France in Group C, and Melnychuk doesn't know what to expect from his team.

"It's hard to tell how ready we are for the qualification games," he said.

"We fully completed our preparations, took part in all the planned scrimmages and tournaments. The changes in the Ukrainian club basketball structure held us back, though.

"After several players (we hoped would be the core of the team) were called off, we had to start everything over with a new roster. Also when the under-20 players joined us, the preparation process was once again interrupted."
http://www.fibaeurope.com/coid_BDMLSzWOGrYiMwB,00q7t1.container_frontpage.ar ticleMode_on.html

EugeneUkraine
09-03-2008, 03:39 PM
Next year in Ukraine will be two seperate championships - FBU and UBL. Mooney...

greg
09-05-2008, 01:14 PM
Next year in Ukraine will be two seperate championships - FBU and UBL. Mooney...

Any details?

rikhardur
09-10-2008, 05:49 PM
Taylor Made: Melnychuk, The Coach Anyone Would Play For

// 09 September 2008
By Jeff Taylor
Ukraine coach Valentyn Melnychuk is as serious a coach that exists in the international game.

But he is also humble, and gracious.

That's the impression one had after hearing what he had to say following the Ukrainians' 78-77 come-from-behind win over France.

Trailing 62-54 at the start of the fourth quarter and staring at a possible 0-2 start to EuroBasket 2009 qualifying, Melnychuk's men hit France with a barrage of three-pointers.

Melnychuk, who famously led Portugal to a surprise appearance at EuroBasket 2007, couldn't help but reflect on his brief time in charge of his homeland's national side.

"When I was taking over the Ukrainian national team, I knew it would be hard," he said.

"But I didn't not know it would be THIS hard. So I would also like to thank the coaching staff, who played a huge role in our win."

Melnychuk was generous with his praise.

"I also have to thank the Federation that kept all the promises," Melnychuk said.

"We played 21 friendlies to give our guys at least some sort of international experience, to bring them at least a bit closer to the level of our opponents."

He said thank you to others as well.

"I also want to thank the coaches that once discovered all these guys," Melnychuk said, "and to the coaches that work with them in the clubs 10 months a year."

Unless one lives and dies a hundred times during a EuroBasket qualifying game like Melnychuk, it's hard to fully appreciate what a national basketball team experience is like.

Melnychuk makes one understand, though.

"A few days ago in Turkey, we saw a light," he said.

"We saw the hope, the hope that we belonged at this level and could match teams like Turkey and France."

Turkey beat Ukraine 86-73.

"Their players play at a totally different level, which is much higher than that of our guys," he said. "Three France players are from the NBA (Tony Parker, Yakhouba Diawara and Ronny Turiaf), six or seven players are in the Euroleague, more in teams in the EuroCup - the level Serhiy Lishchuk and Artur Drozdov are playing at.

"And some of our guys don't even play, ever."

One of the biggest challenges for Melnychuk is to get his players to believe in themselves.

"I always tell my players they have all it takes to win any given game," he said. "I tell them they have to fight for themselves, for their country, for their neighbours, for their friends, even for the people they don't know but who are following their careers.

"It's a great joy for us (after beating France). We played a good game in Turkey but lost it. We could have had another good game (against France) and an ‘L' (loss). I am proud for the men on our team. Their only chance to compensate for the lack of experience or skills was by hard work and by faith. By changing the way we think, and believing we can play against Parker, we can play against Turiaf and we can play against Turkoglu."
http://www.fibaeurope.com/coid_NLgfzSRSIps6KINmoT72m3.container_frontpage.ar ticleMode_on.html

Melnychuk is a great coach. Portugal is already missing him :rolleyes:

EugeneUkraine
09-11-2008, 08:38 PM
Sumykhimprom signed forward Jermaine Griffin

MBC Nikolaev signed also forward Anthony Wilkins

EugeneUkraine
09-11-2008, 08:40 PM
Any details?

Main reason is fight for presidents chair in ukrainian basketball. Big stucture - Private group, that controls couple clubs like Budyvelnik and Dnipro wants to control whole ukrainian basketball.

EugeneUkraine
09-12-2008, 06:13 PM
Two teams Cherkasky Mavpy and Polytechnika-Galychina was cancelled from FIBA Europe Cup because they will play in UBL

rikhardur
09-12-2008, 06:35 PM
Two teams Cherkasky Mavpy and Polytechnika-Galychina was cancelled from FIBA Europe Cup because they will play in UBL
So UBL is considered the "illegal" league by FIBA?

EugeneUkraine
09-12-2008, 06:51 PM
So UBL is considered the "illegal" league by FIBA?

absolutly

greg
09-13-2008, 01:39 PM
Main reason is fight for presidents chair in ukrainian basketball. Big stucture - Private group, that controls couple clubs like Budyvelnik and Dnipro wants to control whole ukrainian basketball.

Could you write participants lists of both competitions?

EugeneUkraine
09-14-2008, 10:59 AM
Could you write participants lists of both competitions?

FBU: Azovmash, BC Kiev, Khimik Youzhniy, BC Donetsk, Sumykhimprom, MBC Nikolaev, Pulsar and Kharkiv-Politechnik

UBL: Cherkaski Mavpy, Budivelnik, Dnipro, BC Odessa, Polytechnika-Galychina, Krivbassbasket-Lux, Ferro, Azot.

EugeneUkraine
09-14-2008, 11:01 AM
MBC Nikolaev sign Kordian Korytek

EugeneUkraine
09-15-2008, 02:39 PM
BC Odessa signed center Wayne Wallace

hawk
09-15-2008, 02:57 PM
Polytechnika-Galychina signed Darren McLinton

cikladols
09-17-2008, 09:45 AM
FBU: Azovmash, BC Kiev, Khimik Youzhniy, BC Donetsk, Sumykhimprom, MBC Nikolaev, Pulsar and Kharkiv-Politechnik

UBL: Cherkaski Mavpy, Budivelnik, Dnipro, BC Odessa, Polytechnika-Galychina, Krivbassbasket-Lux, Ferro, Azot.

Where can i find some more information about these two leagues?

vaslover
09-18-2008, 09:15 PM
My conglatuations to Azovmash and Ukranian fans. To sign Tomas Van
den Spiguel it,s strong. Mariupol really shows his strength.

EugeneUkraine
09-20-2008, 12:03 PM
BC Poltava is new team in ukrainian superleague (FBU). Algimantas Pavilonis - new league director.

EugeneUkraine
09-22-2008, 08:48 PM
Hasan Rizvic and RT Guinn going to BC Poltava on loan

elaj
09-22-2008, 11:07 PM
Hasan Rizvic and RT Guinn going to BC Poltava on loan
I can imagine Rizvić's frustration after hearing that he is going on loan. :) I guess Azovmash has too much money so they sign a player on two years contract and then loan him to some low level team... I guess at first they wanted to fire his ass when they signed Van den Spiegel, but it is cheaper to loan him and then try and use him for the next season. :rolleyes:

I see no reason why Bečirovič signed him in the first place if he wasnt planning to use him... He knew what his capabilities are, he coached him for half of the season. :rolleyes:

I wouldn't be surprised if they'd loan him if he had a multi-year contract, but loaning a player with a two year contract (and knowing what he is able to bring on the table before they signed him)... hilarious. :rolleyes:

LuDux
09-26-2008, 07:06 PM
Krepsinis.net (http://www.krepsinis.net/news.php?news_id=84722): Aurimas Kieza, Gytis Sirutavicius and Rolandas Jarutis will play in BC POltava

HABIBI
09-28-2008, 12:06 AM
Friends from Ukraine,could you please inform me where Gladyr is playing?And also it would be nice to tell me what type of player he is and if he has the potential to be a great scorer and player in the top level,as he did in the youth competitions.At least his performance with the Ukranian NT this year in the qualifications was quite promising I think!

rikhardur
10-01-2008, 02:31 PM
UKR – Gladyr shows great promise, needs consistency


KIEV (EuroBasket Qualifying) - Ukraine’s Serhiy Gladyr discovered a very hard lesson this summer.

No matter how good you are, or how many times you have achieved great things at junior level, nothing is as tough as playing for the senior national team.

One of the most talented guards to emerge in Ukraine in the recent years, Gladyr earlier this summer set FIBA’s youth competitions record by making 11 three-pointers in a U20 European Championship game against Lithuania.

With the big fellas, those coached by Valentyn Melnychuk, it was a different story.

Other than a scoring eruption in their penultimate EuroBasket qualifying game against France, Gladyr barely caused a ripple.

“It’s so hard to adjust…” he said.

“Sometimes, even my hands are shaking. I am told not to think about a shot, to just fire it, but on this team I have found myself contemplating whether to shoot or pass. Sometimes I hear the more experienced teammates criticize me and it makes it hard to relax.

“This stopped in Mykolaiv because the coach allowed me to shoot as much as I wanted. But here, I can sometimes get a negative reaction from the coach after making a mistake.”

Gladyr really didn’t make his mark with Ukraine’s national team this summer, save one dazzling performance in Le Mans against France.

With his team in dire need of a spark, Gladyr scored 12 points in a 16-5 run that reduced his team’s deficit to just one in the final quarter.

During the scoring spurt, Gladyr drained three consecutive three-pointers using his trademark “I-don’t-care-who’s-guarding-me” style.

That flashy approach was something that his fans were used to, but had been deprived of seeing at senior team level until he got hot against France.

Ukraine, however, couldn’t quite get over the hump and lost 87-83.

Before the France game, Gladyr said, he just could not find a comfort zone.

“I didn’t feel confident shooting in the defender’s face at this level because the coaches used to scold me for doing it in scrimmages and this made me scared,” he said.

“But they told me it’s better to shoot over a defense than to turn the ball over so I tried and it worked. I felt it and kept shooting.”

Ukraine, throughout their qualifying campaign, had reason to think they had the makings of a very good team but the players couldn’t perform at their best for 40 minutes.

They ended up with a solitary victory against France at home.

Their summer ended in a resounding thud at home to Belgium, who beat Ukraine to earn a place in the Additional Qualifying Round.

Ukraine fell into the Relegation Round dogfight that will be staged next summer which also includes Hungary, Estonia and the Czech Republic.

Who knows? If the team has a good preparation, and perhaps the exciting prospect Gladyr finds some consistency and grows more confident, then maybe Ukraine may just avoid dropping into Division B.
http://www.fiba.com/pages/eng/fc/news/inte/p/newsid/28575/arti.html

EugeneUkraine
10-03-2008, 06:10 PM
UBL. Round 1

BC Odessa - Hoverla 81:71
Odessa: Love 14, Podolyan 14, Hill 10, Shvets 10
Hoverla: Kuchinskiy 23, Lebedev 12

Cherkasky Mavpy - Ferro 95:94
Cherkasky Mavpy: Dikson 34, Dragojlovic 15, Kojadinovic 10
Ferro: Rybalko 21, Yakovlev 20, Fontenet 15, Balashov 11, Chemyakin 11

Budyvelnik - Dnipro 90:92
Budyvelnik: Wethers 22, Zimmerman 17, Merritt 14, DeGroat 14, Chapell 10
Dnipro: Anderson 35, Khizhnyak 16, Lazare 16

Gryfony - Politechnika-Galychina 62:100

EugeneUkraine
10-04-2008, 04:48 PM
FBU. Round 1

BC Kiev - BC Donetsk 70:67
Kiev: Clay Tucker 18 + 7 rebounds, Bajramovic 15 + 11 rebounds, Penn 11, Jeretin 10
Donetsk: PJ Tucker 19, Igor Krivich 13

Azovmash - BC Poltava 83:72
Azovmash: Van den Spiegel 13 + 7 rebounds, Thompson 13, Nsonwu 13, Serapinas 12, Salyers 11
Poltava: RT Guinn 19, Jarutis 17, Siratavicus 11

Sumykhimprom - MBC Nikolaev 84:79
Sumykhimprom: Santee 17, Kuso 14 + 20 rebounds, Greene 14, Lekavicus 13
Nikolaev: Onufriev 16 + 8 rebounds, Gladyr 13, Hlebowicki 13, Gylevic 10, Wilkins 10

Khimik - Pulsar 98:81
Khimik: Jackson 15, Kolchenko 14, Famutimi 13, Kelly 11, Bratic 10
Pulsar: Dyabo 23 + 10 rebounds, Bryantsev 20

ArnoldPettybone
10-19-2008, 03:43 PM
Lior Lifshitz left Odessa and signed for Hapoel Holon for the reminder of the season. He replaced Hanan Coleman.

EugeneUkraine
10-28-2008, 07:55 PM
Lior Lifshitz never played for Odessa

EugeneUkraine
11-21-2008, 10:15 AM
Ok. I will try find time for ukrainian championships overview.

UBL. 20.11.2008

Goverla - Ferro 76:60
Goverla: Kinloch 13, Lebedev 13, Sparks 10
Ferro: Yakovlev 14, Chemyakin 14

Politechnika - Dnipro 94:82
Politechnika: Gurtovoy 22, Kuzmin 13, Kudryavtsev 12
Dnipro: Anderson 21, Baverly 17, Khizhnyak 14

Migelitas
01-02-2009, 06:51 PM
Accordin eurobasket.lt, Laimonas Kisielius moves to Ferro Zaporozhye.

EugeneUkraine
01-02-2009, 11:08 PM
Substitution for Denis Yakovlev that mooved to Rimantas Grigas club Budivelnik week ago

barbe rouge
02-04-2009, 03:03 PM
I just found out that Grigas took the Budyvelnik coaching job. what happened to Bill magarity?
When does that happen?

Mindozas
02-04-2009, 07:06 PM
I just found out that Grigas took the Budyvelnik coaching job. what happened to Bill magarity?
When does that happen?

Grigas signed with Budyvelnik in the end of October and changed magarity then. Don't remember the reasons why Magarity and Budyvelnik parted ways, but IMO club's owners wasn't satisfied with results and team's performance. When Grigas came, he made some serious changes in roster, tactics and team came to the wining way.

EugeneUkraine
02-13-2009, 06:35 PM
Ukrainian Cup 1/2 finals, now here video:

http://sl.ukrbasket.net/news/1348.htm

rikhardur
02-24-2009, 01:15 AM
Saltovets Given Rare Chance To Shine For Kyiv


Oleg Saltovets has never made it to the headlines.

Seldom has his name even been mentioned in game reports.

The 2.02m forward, quite simply, has never played much unless his team had a good lead or was losing badly.

Yet Saltovets, who was never a part of the national team, has been a part of the BC Kyiv organization for almost a decade - the only Ukrainian player in recent years that has stayed with one team for so long.

While the 31-year-old isn't the most skilful, he is known by people at Kyiv as one of the hardest working individuals one can find in the business.

The club's decision to release six imports recently opened the door for Saltovets to prove his worth, and his 10 points, five rebounds and three steals in Kyiv's unexpected 76-68 win at Khimik Yuzhny showed that he's ready to make the most of his opportunity.

The 31-year-old is now getting ready to take part in the EuroChallenge.

His presence in the paint will definitely be noticed by the Oldenburg big men on Tuesday night.

He spoke ahead of that game to Oleksiy Naumov for FIBA Europe.

FIBA Europe: Oleg, your team is 2-1 after the first round of EuroChallenge, but you lost six players. What do you think your chances of advancing into the next stage are?

Saltovets: I can't really estimate. Everybody expects us to exit the tournament after this stage, but we can surprise any team as well like we surprised Yuzhny last week. We have only five players left who are ready to play at this level and it's not enough, we need at least seven. But still, we'll do all we can - no point to play without expecting to win.

FIBA Europe: But this situation will affect your playing time, will give you a chance to prove something. Aren't you happy?

Saltovets: I am happy, but at the same time I understand that the highest goals that had been set at the start of the season will be very difficult to achieve. I realize that the coach will look at me and use me differently from now on. Your mistakes or your success is perceived by him way differently when he lets you replace someone for a couple of minutes and when he actually expects you to help the team win and puts you as a starter. It gives you a lot more confidence and makes you more relaxed when you play.

FIBA Europe: You've been on the team for almost night years. Do you feel anything special about this?

Saltovets: Not really. I only thing about doing my job - working hard at practices and proving to every new coach he needs me. Maybe when I retire I will think about how many years I gave to a club. It might even feel good that you spent your entire professional career on one team. But it's too early for that now.

FIBA Europe: How did this season (before the imports left) compare to the rest in terms of your playing time?

Saltovets: It was sure not the worst one, but to tell you I was happy with how much I was playing would be a lie. I'd played 20 to 25 minutes during pre-season and was thinking this was how it would be, but the imports came and I realized nobody was going to let me play that much, so I once again had to fight for every minute and prove to the coach I deserved to be on the court.

FIBA Europe: Having spent so much time on the team, do you have a special authority?

Saltovets: I don't think so. To have an authority not only in the locker room or practices but also during the games you have to play a lot. I think when you don't play you don't have the moral right to teach those who are on the court.

FIBA Europe: But one of the reasons you've been with the team so long is because you give such a hard time to the team's centers during practices.

Saltovets: I agree. I work so hard during the practices and I give it all I've got and the coaches see that. Teammates call me Steel. Some ask coaches not to let me guard them. So the way I play during the practices is very close to what my teammates will feel during the real games and this is very beneficial for the team.

FIBA Europe: Do you feel sorry you are not endowed with a couple of extra centimeters?

Saltovets: Hard to tell... Considering the fact I started to play basketball at the age of 18, I feel lucky I made it all the way. There were kids that had been playing for 10 years at that point and now nobody knows where they are. I can't say I am a very skilled player or that I am a deadly shooter. There are people who are much better at these aspects. But what I can tell for sure is that my hard work and professionalism compensate for the lack of height. Of course, had I had five to six more centimeters, I probably would be playing at a totally different level.

FIBA Europe: You are so strong. Do you think there is any one physically stronger than you in the Superleague?

Saltovets: Not sure. But what I am sure of is that whoever I guard knows who he's playing against and realizes how much he'll be shaken up every time he is on offense.

FIBA Europe: What's the highlight of your career in Kyiv?

Saltovets: Definitely the 2004-05 season when we won the Championship in Mariupol and came second in the FIBA Europe League, even though I missed most of the season due to an injury.
http://www.fibaeurope.com/coid_4lmF8OTCGsw6oTx82nc7u0.container_frontpage.ar ticleMode_on.html

rikhardur
04-30-2009, 10:24 PM
UKR – Thomas, Khimik ready for three-time defending champions Azovmash in Ukraine

YUZHNY (Superleague) - John Thomas hit the heights as a college basketball player with the Minnesota Golden Gophers by leading the team into the NCAA Final Four and he also experienced the high of being a first-round draft pick in the NBA.

The 33-year-old power forward/center, who spent time with the Boston Celtics and Toronto Raptors, ended up having a short stay as a professional in North America and eventually embarked on a career abroad.

Living outside the United States is something that Thomas would have been used to because his father played overseas as well, spending one year in Finland and six in Turkey.

Known for his defense and rebounding, Thomas played in Syria this season before joining Khimik Yuzhny in Ukraine’s top flight on March 28 with just two games left in the regular season.

Averaging 15.8 points, 9.2 rebounds and 1.8 steals in the Ukraine Superleague post-season, he helped Khimik beat Mykolaiv 3-1 in their first-round play-off series.

Next up for Khimik is a semi-final against three-time defending champions Azovmash, with the best-of-five showdown tipping off on Sunday in Mariupol.

Thomas spoke to Oleksiy Naumov for FIBA.com.

FIBA: John, you came into this league at the end of the season. How does a player jell with the team in such a short space of time as you have?

Thomas: I think it says something about my experience to be able to come in and fit in the team. The team did a good job of sort of establishing my role and that was primarily to be the inside presence. The team and the coaches have been really helpful trying to include me into the system right away so it’s been a positive experience so far.

FIBA: You had a long break between the regular season and the play-offs. Can you say that you are a 100% part of the team now?

Thomas: Yeah, I can. I would still like to get more repetitions – simply because the more you practice with the players, the more you can understand the strengths and weaknesses.

FIBA: You dominated against Mykolaiv in the first two games of the series (18 points, 16 rebounds and 16pts, 9rbs), but your production decreased in the third and fourth games. Why was that?

Thomas: They played an aggressive zone. They didn’t play too much zone here at home (Yuzhny) and I was actually surprised in the second game when they came out and played man-to-man and I felt if I could get the ball it would be pretty tough to stop me with that type of defense. And then in Mykolaiv, I think what happened was they sort of took us out of our flow. They made it difficult for me to get the ball and it also makes it tough to rebound because you got three guys around you. And on top of that they were at home, they were excited, they were hitting shots and that’s what playoff basketball is about.

FIBA: So what happened in the fourth quarter of the fourth game?

Thomas: I think what happened was we figured out their zone. We started playing a top pick and roll with (Nenad) Canak and (Wykeen) Kelly, forcing a mismatch. That way once Kelly got into the lane, he could either dump it off to me or kick it out to the wing. And on top of that, we figured out couple of their plays on offense, which allowed us to make some stops defensively.

FIBA: What did you know about Yuzhny or Ukraine before your arrival?

Thomas: Nothing… I heard the gym was fantastic, but I didn’t expect this. I played in Spain and in a lot of arenas in the ACB and to me this gym is one of the most outstanding in Europe that I’ve seen, considering how small the town is.

FIBA: Have you learned anything new about Ukraine?

Thomas: Not too much. It’s been a blur. It’s been a lot of practicing and a lot of traveling for the games. I haven’t really had the opportunity because my mind has been focused on winning these play-off games.

FIBA: What about the league?

Thomas: I knew the teams here are strong because Khalid El Amin is from my hometown and we played together a lot in the summer time. And I had a couple of other friends that had been in and out of the league so I knew it was strong. I think the top four teams in the league are the right top four teams.

FIBA: What’s the key for Khimik to be successful against Azovmash?

Thomas: We are heading there to try to steal a game because anytime you go to someone else’s home court, if you can steal a game that means you are right now in a driver’s seat. So if we can do that and show them from the start that we can play our best basketball, then it should be a fun series.

FIBA: Khimik’s always been the third-place team in this league. Do you expect to break this tradition?

Thomas: That’s one thing they said to me when I came in that they never really had anybody who they could throw the ball to down low and score, so I hope to be a part of helping the team get out of the third place. Once they start throwing a zone on me, we can start figuring it out and finding ways for my teammates to score some easy baskets. But the key for us will be on the defensive end. If we can stop players from scoring we’ll have a chance to make history in becoming one of those championship teams.
http://www.fiba.com/pages/eng/fc/news/inte/p/newsid/30017/arti.html

vaslover
05-08-2009, 10:02 PM
Guys, where is Slava Medvedenko now? I can,t find any information about him. Would is he going to renewal basketball career or not? Thanks

rikhardur
05-08-2009, 11:35 PM
Guys, where is Slava Medvedenko now? I can,t find any information about him. Would is he going to renewal basketball career or not? Thanks
Last news I heard two years ago was that he was planning to retire due to health problems, don't know what really happened next.

rikhardur
05-22-2009, 11:49 PM
Shemosyuk Keeps Fingers Crossed For Ukraine Selection

Illya Shemosyuk is hoping to earn a spot in Ukraine's national team following a strong season with Pulsar Rivne.

The club finished seventh in Ukraine's Superleague to reach the play-offs but then lost to BC Kyiv 3-1 in the first round.

They then came back from a 2-0 deficit to beat BC Potava in the classification round that determines places five through eight.

Shemosyuk, 24, played in 26 regular season games, averaging 9.5 points (compared to 7.1 in 13 games in 2007-08).

He raised last season's 21% shooting from three-point range to 36% and also enjoyed increases in assists (2.8 v 1.5) and rebounds (3.0 v 2.4).

However, turnovers have been a problem. He finished second in the league with an average of 3.5 per contest.

Shemosyuk is averaging 11.4 points in the play-offs.

He gave this interview to Oleksiy Naumov for FIBA Europe.

FIBA Europe: Many players will start their holidays in two weeks when the season is over, but your name appeared on the list of the senior national team candidates and you'll be pretty busy trying to make it. What did you feel when you learned about the invitation from coach Valentyn Melnychuk?

Shemosyuk: It's an honor to be invited. It feels great and I am curios to join the squad and immerse into the atmosphere. I think this is the reward for the hard work during the season and it tells me I've been moving in the right direction.

FIBA Europe: Did you think about how you are going to prove you deserve to be one of the players that will try to keep our team in the Division A?

Shemosyuk: We are first heading to the University games with basically our main team. There we have to prove we are a strong basketball nation and there we all will have a chance to make a statement. The competition will be very tough and the very best players will be chosen, so I'm going to do all it takes to make it through the final cut.

FIBA Europe: As for the play-offs, congratulations, Illya, on advancing past Poltava. You were down 2-0 and came back to beat them 3-2. What allowed you to do that?

Shemosyuk: Thank you. After we were down 2-0 against BC Kyiv in the quarter-finals and won Game 3 three, we failed to respond to Kyiv's aggressive defense in Game 4 and lost. We made the necessary adjustments, figured out the mistakes we'd made, which allowed us to tie the series at home and head to Poltava for the decider.

FIBA Europe: You scored the most important points in the pivotal Game 3, sparking a run that determined the outcome of the contest. You also drained two three-pointers when Pulsar was down by five down the stretch of the final match. Were the plays designed like that or you improvised?

Shemosyuk: No, that wasn't planned. We were just running the ball and I was open and felt the confidence and buried the shots.

FIBA Europe: Regardless of how you finish the season, you can already look back and reflect on it. How does this one compare to the previous seasons?

Shemosyuk: Well, you get more and more experienced with every season, but this one was pivotal in my career. I got a lot more mature and now play with more confidence and a lot more minutes. My teammates trust me. What I need focus on is my turnovers. All the other aspects of my game are fine, but the turnovers are killing me.

FIBA Europe: But why are you making so many? Your dribbling skills are great and you are a good passer.

Shemosyuk: It's a hard question. I guess I need to get smarter as a player and on a lot of occasions I need to keep it cool. Sometimes I hold the ball too long up until there's not much to do with it. Plus my skills are not perfect - I suppose that's what leads to so many turnovers.

FIBA Europe: How are you trying to improve the skills?

Shemosyuk: I always stay after practices and work extra time. Try to improve my dribbling and shooting. I've been trying to focus more on my shot lately and this has started to pay off. I understand that the mistakes I make in the game will not just disappear. I work very, very hard on trying to eliminate them.
http://www.fibaeurope.com/coid_9ZEg3CytHi6xwEG00cDIO2.articleMode_on.contain er_frontpage.html

EugeneUkraine
06-02-2009, 09:27 PM
Guys, where is Slava Medvedenko now? I can,t find any information about him. Would is he going to renewal basketball career or not? Thanks


He's now child coach in Kiev. Also he has buisness in Los-Angeles.

bigyellow
07-04-2009, 01:00 PM
what about pj tucker?
is he staying? i heard that bc ceo said that maccabi ta already offered him a contract...is it true?