Fesenko with Lokomotiv Kuban in 2015
|No. 44 – BC Dnipro|
|Born||December 24, 1986|
Dnipropetrovsk, Ukrainian SSR, Soviet Union
|Listed height||2.16 m (7 ft 1 in)|
|Listed weight||137 kg (302 lb)|
|NBA draft||2007 / Round: 2 / Pick: 38th overall|
|Selected by the Philadelphia 76ers|
|Career highlights and awards|
Kyrylo Fesenko (Ukrainian: Кирило Фесенко; born December 24, 1986) is a Ukrainian professional basketball player. Standing at 2.16 m (7 ft 1 in), he plays the center position. He wears a size 18 shoe and has a 7'4" wingspan and 9'4" standing reach (same standing reach as Greg Oden).
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 Cherkaski Mavpy for a season.
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. In 2010, he turned down a multiyear deal with the Houston Rockets and re-signed with the Jazz for 1 year. He became an unrestricted free agent in 2011. 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.
Return to Europe
D-League / NBA
On June 9, 2015, Fesenko signed a one-year contract with Lokomotiv Kuban. On January 5, 2016, he parted ways with Lokomotiv, and the following day he was hired until the end of the season by Pallacanestro Cantù. On May 6, 2016, he left Cantù and signed with AS Monaco Basket for the rest of the 2015–16 LNB Pro A season.
NBA career statistics
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|RPG||Rebounds per game||APG||Assists per game||SPG||Steals per game|
|BPG||Blocks per game||PPG||Points per game||Bold||Career high|
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- "Charge Acquire Buford, Fesenko". NBA.com. Archived from the original on March 12, 2014. Retrieved March 9, 2014.
- Timberwolves Sign Kyrylo Fesenko and Brady Heslip
- "Timberwolves Waive Kyrylo Fesenko". NBA.com. October 20, 2014. Retrieved October 20, 2014.
- Avtodor Bring In Big Man Fesenko
- "Kyrylo Fesenko joined Loko". lokobasket.com. 9 June 2015. Retrieved 9 June 2015.
- "Кирилл Фесенко уходит из "Локо", Никита Зверев отправляется в аренду". lokobasket.com (in Russian). 5 January 2016. Retrieved 5 January 2016.
- "LA PALLACANESTRO CANTU' INGAGGIA KYRYLO FESENKO" (in Italian). Pallacanestro Cantù. 2016-01-06. Retrieved 2016-01-06.
- AS Monaco lands Kyrylo Fesenko
- Avellino signed Kyrylo Fesenko
- Kyrylo Fesenko re-sign with Avellino