Grigorij Khizhnyak

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Grigorij Khizhnyak
Center
Personal information
Born (1974-07-16) July 16, 1974 (age 40)
Nikolaev, Ukraine
Nationality Ukrainian
Listed height 7 ft 1 in (2.16 m)
Listed weight 232 lb (105 kg)
Career information
Pro career 1994–2010
Career history
1994–1995 SC Nikolaev
1995–1998 Budivelnyk Kiev
1998–1999 Avtodor Saratov
1999–2000 BC Kyiv
2000–2002 Žalgiris Kaunas
2002–2003 BC Kyiv
2003 Pamesa Valencia
2003–2004 GS Peristeri
2004–2005 Makedonikos
2005–2006 Dynamo St. Petersburg
2006–2007 BC Kyiv
2007–2009 BC Dnipro
2009–2010 Budivelnyk Kiev
Career highlights and awards

Grigorij Khizhnyak (Ukrainian: Григорій Хижняк; born July 16, 1974) is a retired Ukrainian professional basketball player. A dominant defensive force in the paint, the 2.16 m center led the Euroleague in blocks per game for two consecutive years in 2001 and 2002 playing for Žalgiris Kaunas. Among his greatest achievements is the participation in the 2005 ULEB Cup final with Makedonikos.

Khizhnyak has been a regular member of the Ukrainian national basketball team.

Euroleague career statistics[edit]

Legend
  GP Games played   GS  Games started  MPG  Minutes per game
 FG%  Field-goal percentage  3P%  3-point field-goal percentage  FT%  Free-throw percentage
 RPG  Rebounds per game  APG  Assists per game  SPG  Steals per game
 BPG  Blocks per game  PPG  Points per game  PIR  Performance Index Rating
 Bold  Career high

Note: Euroleague is not the only competition in which player participated for the team during the season.


Led the league
Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG PIR
2000–01 Žalgiris Kaunas 12 12 29.8 .539 .000 .840 7.2 .8 .7 3.2 12.1 18.8
2001–02 Žalgiris Kaunas 14 14 32.2 .508 .333 .888 8.1 1.4 .9 3.2 14.4 21.6
Career 26 26 31.1 .520 .167 .865 7.7 1.2 .8 3.2 13.3 20.3

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