Ivan Edeshko

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Ivan Edeshko
Personal information
Born (1945-03-25) March 25, 1945 (age 72)
Hrodna district, Grodno Region, Byelorussian SFSR, Soviet Union
Nationality Belarusian
Listed height 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m)
Listed weight 200 lb (91 kg)
Career information
NBA draft 1967 / Undrafted
Playing career 1963–1981
Position Point guard
Number 9
Career history
1963–1970 BC Spartak Minsk
1971–1977 PBC CSKA Moscow
1977–1979 BC CSKA Kyiv
1979–1980 PBC CSKA Moscow
1980–1981 BC CSKA Kyiv

Ivan Ivanovich Edeshko (Belarusian: Іван Іванавіч Ядэшка; Russian: Иван Иванович Едешко; born March 25, 1945 in Stetski village, Hrodna Voblast, Byelorussian SSR[1]) is a retired Belarusian professional basketball player who won gold with the Soviet national team in the 1972 Olympics, in which his all court inbound pass led to Alexander Belov's game-winning basket with no time left in the gold medal game against the American national team, setting the final score to 51-50.[2][3] He trained at Armed Forces sports society in Moscow, and played for CSKA Moscow (1971–1980).


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