Artem Pustovyi

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Artem Pustovyi
FC Barcelona Lassa
Position Center
League Liga ACB
EuroLeague
Personal information
Born (1992-06-25) June 25, 1992 (age 26)
Kiev, Ukraine
Nationality Ukrainian
Listed height 7 ft 1 in (2.16 m)
Listed weight 196 lb (89 kg)
Career information
NBA draft 2014 / Undrafted
Playing career 2009–present
Career history
2009–2015 Khimik
2015–2018 Obradoiro
2018–present FC Barcelona Lassa
Career highlights and awards

Artem Pustovyi (Ukrainian: Артем Пустовий, born June 25, 1992) is a Ukrainian professional basketball player for Barcelona of the Spanish Liga ACB and EuroLeague. He also represents the Ukrainian national team.

Professional career[edit]

Ukraine[edit]

Pustovyi started his professional basketball career for BC Khimik (Yuzhne, Ukraine) in 2009.

In season 2014-15 of the Ukrainian Basketball Superleague he averaged 10.5 points and 4.8 rebounds per game and BC Khimik won the championship. Despite such success, Pustovyi decided to leave the SuperLeague of Ukraine and continue his professional basketball career abroad.

Spain[edit]

On June 18, 2015[1] he signed with Spanish club Obradoiro CAB of the Liga ACB.

In 28 games of the Liga ACB in season 2015-16 Ukrainian center averaged 3.9 points and 2.6 rebounds per game.

The next 2016-17 season Pustovyi significantly improved his skills. In 31 games for Obradoiro CAB of the Spanish Basketball League he averaged 9.5 points and 3.4 rebounds per game.

After that season he made a decision to extend the contract with the Spanish club.

National team career[edit]

Pustovyi played for Ukraine's Under-20 team during the FIBA Europe U-20 Championship in 2011 and 2012.

In 2011 he averaged 9.4 points and 2.8 rebounds per game and in 2012 it was 14.9 points and 6 rebounds per game.

His debut for the Ukraine national basketball team was in 2013 at the EuroBasket 2013 in Slovenia. He also played at EuroBasket 2015, 2014 FIBA Basketball World Cup.[2] and EuroBasket 2017.

The most successful performance for the national team of Ukraine at this time is considered to be his play at the European Basketball Championship 2017. Pustovyi averaged 22.5 minutes on the court with 15.3 points and 6.5 rebounds per game. He ranks 9th place in the Effiency rating among all players of EuroBasket 2017 and 5th place among the centers.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Obradoiro lands Artem Pustovyi". Sportando. Retrieved 2017-09-24. 
  2. ^ "FIBA profile". fiba.com. Retrieved 30 August 2014.