Kyrylo Fesenko

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Kyrylo Vésicèscoserist Fesenko
Kyrylo Fesenko.jpg
Avtodor Saratov
Position Center
League VTB United League
EuroChallenge
Personal information
Born (1986-12-24) December 24, 1986 (age 27)
Dnipropetrovsk, Ukrainian SSR,
Soviet Union
Nationality Ukrainian
Listed height 7 ft 1 in (2.16 m)
Listed weight 280 lb (127 kg)
Career information
NBA draft 2007 / Round: 2 / Pick: 38th overall
Selected by the Philadelphia 76ers
Pro career 2003–present
Career history
2003–2006 Azovmash Mariupol (Ukraine)
2006–2007 Cherkaski Monkeys (Ukraine)
20072011 Utah Jazz
2007–2009 Utah Flash (D-League)
2012 Indiana Pacers
2013 Donetsk (Ukraine)
2014 Delaware 87ers (D-League)
2014 Canton Charge (D-League)
2014–present Avtodor Saratov (Russia)
Career highlights and awards
  • NBA D-League All-Star (2008)

Kyrylo Fesenko (Ukrainian: Кирило Фесенко; born December 24, 1986) is a Ukrainian professional basketball player who currently plays for Avtodor Saratov of the VTB United League. He is a 7'1" and 280 lb center. He wears a size 18 shoe and has a 7'4" wingspan and 9'4" standing reach (same standing reach as Greg Oden).[1]

Basketball career[edit]

Early career[edit]

Born in Dnipropetrovsk, Fesenko began his basketball career in the Ukrainian Basketball SuperLeague, first with the second division team of BC Azovmash in 2003 then to its first division from 2004 to 2006. He then played for the Cherkasky Monkeys for a season.[1]

NBA[edit]

After playing four seasons in native Ukraine, Fesenko was selected 38th overall in the second round of the 2007 NBA Draft by the Philadelphia 76ers and then traded to the Utah Jazz, signing a three-year contract with the Jazz on August 15, 2007.[2] In 2010 he turned down a multiyear deal with the Houston Rockets and resigned with the Jazz for 1 year. He became an unrestricted free agent in 2011.[3] He spent most of his rookie season with the NBA Development League Utah Flash.

On November 30, 2007, Fesenko made his NBA debut against the Los Angeles Lakers. He was recalled from the Utah Flash due to the absence of Carlos Boozer (sprained ankle) and Mehmet Okur (back spasms). Fesenko scored 6 points, had 7 rebounds and managed 1 assist.[4]

Fesenko spent part of the 2011-12 NBA season with the Indiana Pacers. In October 2012, he joined the Chicago Bulls.[5] Later that month he was waived.[6]

Return to Europe[edit]

In January 2013, Fesenko signed with BC Donetsk.[7] In November 2013, he signed with Śląsk Wrocław.[8] He later left Wrocław before appearing in a game for them.

D-League[edit]

In January 2014, Fesenko was acquired by the Delaware 87ers. On March 8, 2014, he was traded to the Canton Charge.[9]

Return to NBA[edit]

On September 18, 2014, Fesenko signed with the Minnesota Timberwolves.[10] However, he was later waived by the Timberwolves on October 20, 2014.[11]

Return to Europe[edit]

On November 5, 2014, he signed with the VTB United League and EuroChallenge team Avtodor Saratov.[12]

NBA 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  Bold  Career high

Regular season[edit]

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2007–08 Utah 9 0 7.8 .375 .000 .500 2.8 .2 .0 .3 1.6
2008–09 Utah 21 1 7.4 .583 .000 .333 1.8 .2 .3 .7 2.3
2009–10 Utah 49 5 8.3 .547 .000 .421 1.8 .3 .1 .4 2.6
2010–11 Utah 53 1 8.6 .440 .000 .391 2.0 .3 .1 .3 2.0
2011–12 Indiana 3 0 5.7 .400 .000 .667 3.0 .3 .7 .0 2.7
Career 135 7 8.2 .496 .000 .410 2.0 .3 .1 .4 2.3

Playoffs[edit]

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2009–10 Utah 10 9 18.1 .433 .000 .333 3.9 1.2 .0 .5 3.3
Career 10 9 18.1 .433 .000 .333 3.9 1.2 .0 .5 3.3

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Kyrylo Fesenko". NBA.com.  Query Wayback Bibalex Wayback WebCite Wikiwix
  2. ^ Hamilton, Linda (August 16, 2007). "Sleepless Fesenko inks Jazz contract". Deseret Morning News. Retrieved January 15, 2008.  Query Wayback Bibalex Wayback WebCite Wikiwix
  3. ^ Marc Stein (September 27, 2010). "Sources: Kyrylo Fesenko back to Jazz". ESPN.com. Retrieved November 17, 2010.  Query Wayback Bibalex Wayback WebCite Wikiwix
  4. ^ "Lakers at Jazz Game Info". NBA.com. November 30, 2007.  Query Wayback Bibalex Wayback WebCite Wikiwix
  5. ^ "Bulls add Ryan Allen, Vance Cooksey, Andre Emmett, Kyrylo Fesenko, Marko Jaric to training camp". Inside Hoops.  Query Wayback Bibalex Wayback WebCite Wikiwix
  6. ^ "Bulls waive center Kyrylo Fesenko". Inside Hoops.  Query Wayback Bibalex Wayback WebCite Wikiwix
  7. ^ "BC Donetsk announced Kyrylo Fesenko". Sportando.net. April 1, 2013. Archived from the original on January 10, 2014. Retrieved May 2, 2013. 
  8. ^ "Fesenko signs with Slask Wroclaw". Sportando.net. August 11, 2013. Archived from the original on January 10, 2014. Retrieved November 8, 2013. 
  9. ^ "Charge Acquire Buford, Fesenko". NBA.com. Retrieved March 9, 2014.  Query Wayback Bibalex Wayback WebCite Wikiwix
  10. ^ Timberwolves Sign Kyrylo Fesenko and Brady Heslip
  11. ^ "Timberwolves Waive Kyrylo Fesenko". NBA.com. October 20, 2014. Retrieved October 20, 2014. 
  12. ^ Avtodor Bring In Big Man Fesenko

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