Posts tagged with Svi Mykhailiuk

Devonte’ Graham talks about Svi’s game-winning shot, “great” win at Nebraska

LINCOLN, Neb. — Having lost two consecutive games, Devonte’ Graham was happy to see things bounce the way of the Jayhawks down the stretch at Nebraska.

“We just needed this win, period,” Graham said after KU’s 73-72 win. “It’s a great win for us to get that monkey off our back.”

The Jayhawks trailed by 2 with less than 30 seconds left, setting the stage for the biggest shot of the game. Svi Mykhailiuk sprung open in the corner and fired off a 3-pointer.

Graham, who made the pass to Mykhailiuk, never had any doubt of what would happen.

"I had all the confidence in the world in him,” Graham said. “I’ve been around him a long time and seen him shoot a lot of shots.”


Svi Mykhailiuk talks about record-setting night, Udoka Azubuike’s dunk

Moments after Kansas' 114-71 win over Texas Southern, senior guard Svi Mykhailiuk spoke to the media about the record-setting performance.

Mykhailiuk hit five 3-pointers in the win, helping the Jayhawks reach their final total of 19. That mark broke the school's 3-point record for a game, while the 12 3s they hit in the first half was also a school record.

"We did not miss a lot," Mykhailiuk said. "It's just great to make history."


Mykhailiuk breaks down the first day of boot camp, losing 20 pounds in offseason

After the first day of the Kansas basketball team's annual Boot Camp, senior guard Svi Mykhailiuk discussed the start of Boot Camp and his offseason, which included losing 20 pounds since the end of season in March.

In order to cut the 20 pounds, Mykhailiuk said he changed his diet and cut out soda.

Why the change?

"I feel like now I'm faster with the light weight, and I'm more athletic," Mykhailiuk said. "It just helped me overall with the game."

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Jayhawks discuss what went wrong in Big 12 loss to TCU

Kansas basketball players Frank Mason III, Landen Lucas, Svi Mykhailiuk and Carlton Bragg Jr. get into what went wrong for the Jayhawks in a Big 12 quarterfinal loss to TCU at Sprint Center, in Kansas City, Mo.

The KU players discuss the impact of playing without freshman star Josh Jackson, and Mykhailiuk shares the explanation he received following his foul in the final seconds, which led to TCU’s 85-82 upset.


Postgame Pressers: KU 90, K-State 88


Highlight reel: Jayhawks beat Texas Tech, grab another Big 12 title


Svi Mykhailiuk dabbles as KU’s point guard

Kansas sophomore guard Svi Mykhailiuk, who handled KU’s point guard duties late during a blowout victory over Montana, says he first played as a lead guard a “maybe three, four years” ago, in his native Ukraine.

Mykhailiuk adds he tries to get time as a point guard during Kansas practices as much as he can.

The stint at point guard allowed Kansas to see how Mykhailiuk could fill in if regulars Frank Mason III or Devonté Graham were ever unavailable.

“I think they are better than me at the point guard position,” Mykhailiuk says, smiling, “but, you know, if I need to step up, I will step up.”

In order to be a complete player, the sophomore explains, he has to be more than just a shooter.


Highlight reel: Kansas vs. Loyola Maryland

Watch from various angles, as Wayne Selden Jr. finishes an alley-oop pass from Devonté Graham, Cheick Diallo scores his first Kansas basket on a dunk and Svi Mykhailiuk drives to the paint in the Jayhawks’ 94-61 home victory against Loyola Maryland.

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Jayhawks react to 123-point display at Maui Invitational

Kansas basketball players Landen Lucas and Svi Mykhailiuk discuss the Jayhawks' 123-point showing after KU's rout of Chaminade at the Maui Invitational.

Kansas coach BIll Self also weighs in, and provides his daily take on Cheick Diallo's eligibility.


Svi Mykhailiuk: Confidence keyed hot shooting night

Kansas sophomore guard Svi Mykhailiuk says he doesn’t let a missed three-pointer derail his confidence.

The 18-year-old from Ukraine nailed 5 of 8 from deep Tuesday night in KU’s 95-59 exhibition victory over Fort Hays State.