Monday, July 25, 2016

Mykhailiuk scores 21 in final loss

Kansas guard Sviatoslav Mykhailiuk (10) puts up a three before Kansas State forward Wesley Iwundu (25) during the first half, Saturday, Feb. 20, 2016 at Bramlage Coliseum in Manhattan, Kan.

Kansas guard Sviatoslav Mykhailiuk (10) puts up a three before Kansas State forward Wesley Iwundu (25) during the first half, Saturday, Feb. 20, 2016 at Bramlage Coliseum in Manhattan, Kan.


Kansas University junior guard Sviatoslav Mykhailiuk scored 21 points off 7-of-14 shooting in Ukraine’s 105-103 loss to Czech Republic in the final consolation game of the FIBA Under 20 world championships on Sunday in Finland.

The 6-foot-8 Mykhailiuk hit one of six three-pointers, six of six free throws and also grabbed five rebounds with three assists against three turnovers and one steal in 18 minutes.

Mykhailiuk led his squad in scoring at 14.9 points per game in seven games.

He hit 36.8 percent of his floor shots — 47.2 percent from two and 19 percent from three. He made 85.7 percent 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 contest.

Ukraine placed eighth of 16 teams overall.

Young to clip list soon: Trae Young, a 6-foot-1 senior point guard from Norman (Okla.) North High who is ranked No. 14 in the recruiting Class of 2017 by, tells the Oklahoman he will soon announce his final list of schools.

He has a list of KU, Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, Kentucky, Texas, Texas Tech and Washington. His dad, Rayford, was a standout guard at Texas Tech. One of his best buddies, Mokan Elite AAU teammate Michael Porter, the No. 2-rated player in the class, recently committed to Washington, where his dad accepted an assistant coaching job on Lorenzo Romar’s staff.

Young and Porter this week helped Team USA to a gold medal at the FIBA Americas Under 18 championship.

Preston down to four: Billy Preston, a 6-9 senior guard from Oak Hill Academy in Mouth of Wilson, Va., tells he has narrowed his list of schools to four: KU, Arizona, USC and Maryland. He’s ranked No. 8 in the Class of 2017.


Scott Proch 6 years ago

Just watched the game and Svi really played well. Didn't get in until the 3rd qtr. Svi seems to be one of the best athletes on the floor over there in every game.

Suzi Marshall 6 years ago

21/5/3 was pretty good for 18 minutes. Yes Mykailiuk looks by far the best player on the court. His ball skills and IQ are fantastic. I wish he could have finished a bit better at the rim and hit a higher percentage from deep.

There is no doubt in my mind he will be a lottery pick in the '17 NBA Draft.....unless he shoots 19% from deep.

Marius Rowlanski 6 years ago

I don't like to say negative things about our players but I see absolutely no way that Svi is a lottery choice next season. I would love to be wrong but it's not going to happen.

Jay Scott 6 years ago

Mock drafts either have him late first round or not drafted which seems like in that case they don't think he leaves college....

Marius Rowlanski 6 years ago

Mock drafts already? Wonder if anyone has done any reliability studies from this far out?

Late first round would be tempting, if it was solid w/several of the top predictors.

Tom Longhofer 6 years ago

February 15, 1999 -

Rayford Young's nine minutes of basketball perfection against KU:

"Young obliterated his previous career-high of 28 points by hitting five of seven 3-pointers and every one of 18 free throws he attempted. After a lackluster opening half, Young had just five points. He logged a 3-pointer 3:51 into the second half, but saved most of his assault for the end.

Over the final 8:55, Young jacked in 32 points - four of his treys and 16 foul shots - as the Raiders rallied for their biggest victory since beating North Carolina in the 1996 NCAA Tournament."

Marius Rowlanski 6 years ago

Nice to see us in Preston's final four. I haven't seen too much video but as a 6'9" ball handler, there aren't many teams he couldn't make an immediate impact on.

Rivals has a few videos showing both his range and ball handling skills.

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