An early entry candidate for the 2006 NBA Draft.
Career Highlights: Started his professional career in his native Ukraine, first with BK Politekhnik Kharkov in the Higher League in 2003-04 and 2004-05, before moving up to BC Kyiv in the Ukranian Superleague. Also played in two EuroCup games with BC Kyiv in 2004-05. Moved to France this past season, playing with Paris Basket Racing in France Pro A, the countryís top league. A member of the Ukranian National Team. Participated in the 2005 European Championships, averaging 6.0 points and 4.0 rebounds in three games. In the 2005 U20 European Championships, averaged 12.7 points and 9.4 rebounds in seven games. At the 2004 U20 European Championships, averaged 12.0 points and 6.3 rebounds in seven games. Participated in the Global Games in Dallas, Texas in the summers of 2003, 2004, and 2005, earning Tournament MVP honors in 2004 after averaging 23.8 points and 10.0 rebounds.
2005-06: Averaged 11.2 points and 6.3 rebounds in 21.0 minutes a contest for Paris Basket Racing in France Pro A. Ranked third on the team in scoring and rebounding. Set season-highs of 26 points and 13 rebounds vs. Bourg. Posted five double-doubles.
2004-05: Averaged 7.4 points and 4.4 rebounds in 21 games for BC Kyiv in the Ukranian Superleague. Also appeared in two EuroCup games. Scored a total of 14 points, all against BC Fersped in 15 minutes played.
2003-04: Played for BK Politekhnik Kharkov in Ukraineís Higher League (statistics unavailable).
Strengths: Skilled big man who is an outstanding outside shooter. Active on the boards and isnít afraid to play physical.