Mykhailiuk with the Ukraine U16 team, in 2012
|Los Angeles Lakers|
June 10, 1997 |
|Listed height||6 ft 8 in (2.03 m)|
|Listed weight||212 lb (96 kg)|
|NBA draft||2018 / Round: 2 / Pick: 47th overall|
|Selected by the Los Angeles Lakers|
|2018–present||Los Angeles Lakers|
|Career highlights and awards|
Sviatoslav "Svi" Mykhailiuk (Ukrainian: Святосла́в Михайлю́к, pronounced [sʋʲɑtɔˈslɑu̯ mɪxɑjˈlʲuk]; born June 10, 1997) is a Ukrainian basketball player for the Los Angeles Lakers. He played in college at the University of Kansas. Prior to playing at Kansas, he played for Cherkaski Mavpy in the Ukrainian Basketball SuperLeague from 2012 to 2014. He also played for the Ukrainian national team in the 2016 FIBA Europe Under-20 Championship.
Born in Cherkasy, Ukraine, Mykhailiuk's mother, Inna, a high school biology teacher, and his father, Yuriy, a college history professor. He attended high school at Cherkasy First City Gymnasia.
Ukrainian national team
Mykhailiuk played for the Ukrainian under-20 national team in the 2016 FIBA Europe Under-20 Championship in Helsinki. During the tournament Mykhailiuk led his team in scoring at 14.9 points per game in seven tourney games. He hit 36.8% of his floor shots. Mykhailiuk shot 47.2% from two and 19% from three point territory. He made 85.7% of his free throws and also grabbed 5.6 rebounds a game with 2.7 assists and 4.7 turnovers with 2.1 steals per game.
In the summer of 2013 he played with the Ukrainian national team in the 2013 FIBA Europe Under-16 Championship. He was selected in the All-Tournament Team, after completing an outstanding championship, averaging 25.2 points, 8.0 rebounds and 3.4 assists per game.
Mykhailiuk received offers from Virginia, Iowa State, Oregon, and Kansas. On May 21, 2014, Mykhailiuk committed to play basketball at the University of Kansas and played for the team during their 2014–2015 season. During his freshman season, he started five of the first seven games of the season, averaging 21.3 minutes a game, but his playing time since then was significantly curtailed. He scored 11 points while playing 32 minutes in the Orlando Classic Championship game against Michigan State on November 30, 2014. He was the youngest player in Big 12 Conference history at 17 years old.
Returning to Kansas in his sophomore year Mykhailiuk has averaged 5.4 points, 1.3 rebounds, and 0.9 assist per game in 35 games of the 2015-2016 basketball season, while hitting 40.2% of his three point shots. On November 23, 2015, Mykhailiuk scored 18 points against Chaminade University. In the first round of the 2016 NCAA basketball tourney, on March 17, 2016, Mykhailiuk scored 23 points, setting his personal college career scoring record, with 9 of 11 field goals and 4 of 5 threes against the Austin Peay Governors.
Mykhailiuk returned to the Kansas Jayhawks for his junior year in college. On December 22, 2016, in game against UNLV Mykhailiuk scored 20 points with 6 rebounds, 2 assists, and 2 steals, assisting KU in a 71 to 53 win in Las Vegas. In the UNLV game, Mykhailiuk made 4 of 6 three point attempts. In the 2016-2017 season, Mykhailiuk has averaged 10.6 points a game, 3.5 rebounds a game, and 1.6 assists per game, while shooting 41.5% from three point territory. On April 12, 2017, Mykhailiuk decided to enter the 2017 NBA Draft, but did not hire an agent, allowing him to return for his senior year if he wanted to.
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- Dodd, Rustin. Ukrainian teenager Sviatoslav Mykhailiuk signs to play for KU basketball team, Kansas City Star, May 22, 2014.
- Ukrainian wing Mykhailiuk chooses KU, Lawrence Journal-World, May 21, 2014
- "10 Sviatoslav Mykhailiuk". KU Athletics Department. Lawrence, Kansas. Retrieved April 14, 2016.
- Bedore, Gary (July 17, 2016). "Mykhailiuk unloads for 14 in U-20 tourney". Lawrence Journal-World. Lawrence, Kansas. Retrieved July 18, 2016.
- "Junior Male Team (U20)". Ukrainian Basketball Federation (in Ukrainian). Kiev, Ukraine. Retrieved July 18, 2016.
- "Game Story". FIBA. Mies, Switzerland. July 17, 2016. Retrieved July 18, 2016.
- Bedore, Gary (July 25, 2016). "Mykhailiuk scores 21 in final loss". Lawrence Journal-World. Lawrence, Kansas. Retrieved July 25, 2016.
- Bedore, Gary (August 25, 2014). "Chillin' out: 'Svi' excused from Challenge". Lawrence Journal-World. Lawrence, Kansas: The World Company. Retrieved August 25, 2014.
- fiba.com 2013 U16 All-Tournament Team
- fiba.com Sviatoslav Mykhailiuk 2013 U16 stats
- Saat, James (February 18, 2015). "The American Dream". Rock Chalk Weekly. 1 (24). Lawrence, Kansas: Kansas Athletics, Inc. Retrieved February 18, 2015.
- "Kansas adds Ukrainian star Sviatoslav Mykhailiuk". CBS.com.
- Bedore, Gary (April 12, 2016). "Mykhailiuk reveals on Twitter he's coming back for junior season". Lawrence Journal-World. Lawrence, Kansas. Retrieved April 14, 2016.
- Keegan, Tom (March 17, 2016). "Svi Mykhailiuk puts on show in first-round blowout". Lawrence Journal-World. Lawrence, Kansas. Retrieved March 25, 2016.
Caught fire catching-and-shooting from deep in the corner, dribbled into buckets, got up high on a slam and generally showed off the tools that NBA scouts find intriguing on his way to career-high 23 points (9 of 11 field goals, 4 of 5 threes).
- Bedore, Gary (December 22, 2016). "Kansas rolls past UNLV in Las Vegas". The Kansas City Star. Kansas City, Missouri. Retrieved January 30, 2017.
- "Kansas 71 UNLV 53". University of Kansas. Lawrence, Kansas. December 22, 2016. Retrieved January 30, 2017.
- "10 Sviatoslav Mykhailiuk". University of Kansas. Lawrence, Kansas. Retrieved January 30, 2017.
- Keegan, Tom. Josh Jackson moves to second in season standings by putting on first-half show in Vegas, Lawrence Journal-World, December 22, 2016.
- "Mykhailiuk to enter NBA Draft without an agent". KUAthletics.com.
- Chasen, Scott (November 17, 2017). "Svi Mykhailiuk catches fire, sparks blowout win over South Dakota State". KUsports.com. Retrieved November 19, 2017.
- "Lakers Select Sviatoslav Mykhailiuk With Draft's 47th Pick". NBA.com.
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