Kyrylo Fesenko

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Kyrylo Fesenko
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Fesenko with Lokomotiv Kuban in 2015
No. 44 – BC Dnipro
PositionCenter
LeagueLBA
Champions League
Personal information
Born (1986-12-24) December 24, 1986 (age 32)
Dnipropetrovsk, Ukrainian SSR, Soviet Union
(now Ukraine)
NationalityUkrainian
Listed height2.16 m (7 ft 1 in)
Listed weight150 kg (331 lb)
Career information
NBA draft2007 / Round: 2 / Pick: 38th overall
Selected by the Philadelphia 76ers
Playing career2003–present
Career history
2003–2006Azovmash Mariupol
2006–2007Cherkaski Mavpy
20072011Utah Jazz
2007–2009Utah Flash
2012Indiana Pacers
2013Donetsk
2014Delaware 87ers
2014Canton Charge
2014–2015Avtodor Saratov
2015–2016Lokomotiv Kuban
2016Cantù
2016Monaco
2016–2018Sidigas Avellino
2018–presentBC Dnipro
Career highlights and awards
  • NBA D-League All-Star (2008)

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).[1]

Basketball career[edit]

Early career[edit]

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.[1]

NBA[edit]

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.[2] 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.[3] 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.[4]

Fesenko spent part of the 2011-12 NBA season with the Indiana Pacers. In October 2012, he joined the Chicago Bulls.[5] Later that month he was waived.[6]

Return to Europe[edit]

In January 2013, Fesenko signed with BC Donetsk.[7] In November 2013, he signed with Śląsk Wrocław,[8] he later left Wrocław before appearing in a game for them.

D-League / NBA[edit]

In January 2014, Fesenko was acquired by the Delaware 87ers. On March 8, 2014, he was traded to the Canton Charge.[9]

On September 18, 2014, Fesenko signed with the Minnesota Timberwolves.[10] However, he was later waived by the Timberwolves on October 20, 2014.[11]

Europe[edit]

On November 5, 2014, Fesenko signed with the VTB United League and EuroChallenge team Avtodor Saratov.[12]

On June 9, 2015, Fesenko signed a one-year contract with Lokomotiv Kuban.[13] On January 5, 2016, he parted ways with Lokomotiv,[14] and the following day he was hired until the end of the season by Pallacanestro Cantù.[15] On May 6, 2016, he left Cantù and signed with AS Monaco Basket for the rest of the 2015–16 LNB Pro A season.[16]

On August 16, 2016, Fesenko signed with Italian club Sidigas Avellino for the 2016–17 season.[17] On July 30, 2017, he re-signed with Avellino for one more season.[18]

NBA career statistics[edit]

Legend
  GP Games played   GS  Games started  MPG  Minutes per game
 FG%  Field goal percentage  3P%  3-point field goal percentage  FT%  Free throw percentage
 RPG  Rebounds per game  APG  Assists per game  SPG  Steals per game
 BPG  Blocks per game  PPG  Points per game  Bold  Career high

Regular season[edit]

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2007–08 Utah 9 0 7.8 .375 .000 .500 2.8 .2 .0 .3 1.6
2008–09 Utah 21 1 7.4 .583 .000 .333 1.8 .2 .3 .7 2.3
2009–10 Utah 49 5 8.3 .547 .000 .421 1.8 .3 .1 .4 2.6
2010–11 Utah 53 1 8.6 .440 .000 .391 2.0 .3 .1 .3 2.0
2011–12 Indiana 3 0 5.7 .400 .000 .667 3.0 .3 .7 .0 2.7
Career 135 7 8.2 .496 .000 .410 2.0 .3 .1 .4 2.3

Playoffs[edit]

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2009–10 Utah 10 9 18.1 .433 .000 .333 3.9 1.2 .0 .5 3.3
Career 10 9 18.1 .433 .000 .333 3.9 1.2 .0 .5 3.3

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Kyrylo Fesenko". NBA.com. Archived from the original on 2009-03-02.
  2. ^ Hamilton, Linda (August 16, 2007). "Sleepless Fesenko inks Jazz contract". Deseret Morning News. Archived from the original on December 11, 2007. Retrieved January 15, 2008.
  3. ^ Marc Stein (September 27, 2010). "Sources: Kyrylo Fesenko back to Jazz". ESPN.com. Archived from the original on September 30, 2010. Retrieved November 17, 2010.
  4. ^ "Lakers at Jazz Game Info". NBA.com. November 30, 2007. Archived from the original on March 6, 2009.
  5. ^ "Bulls add Ryan Allen, Vance Cooksey, Andre Emmett, Kyrylo Fesenko, Marko Jaric to training camp". Inside Hoops. Archived from the original on 2013-10-04.
  6. ^ "Bulls waive center Kyrylo Fesenko". Inside Hoops. Archived from the original on 2012-10-20.
  7. ^ "BC Donetsk announced Kyrylo Fesenko". Sportando.net. April 1, 2013. Archived from the original on January 10, 2014. Retrieved May 2, 2013.
  8. ^ "Fesenko signs with Slask Wroclaw". Sportando.net. August 11, 2013. Archived from the original on January 10, 2014. Retrieved November 8, 2013.
  9. ^ "Charge Acquire Buford, Fesenko". NBA.com. Archived from the original on March 12, 2014. Retrieved March 9, 2014.
  10. ^ Timberwolves Sign Kyrylo Fesenko and Brady Heslip
  11. ^ "Timberwolves Waive Kyrylo Fesenko". NBA.com. October 20, 2014. Retrieved October 20, 2014.
  12. ^ Avtodor Bring In Big Man Fesenko
  13. ^ "Kyrylo Fesenko joined Loko". lokobasket.com. 9 June 2015. Retrieved 9 June 2015.
  14. ^ "Кирилл Фесенко уходит из "Локо", Никита Зверев отправляется в аренду". lokobasket.com (in Russian). 5 January 2016. Retrieved 5 January 2016.
  15. ^ "LA PALLACANESTRO CANTU' INGAGGIA KYRYLO FESENKO" (in Italian). Pallacanestro Cantù. 2016-01-06. Retrieved 2016-01-06.
  16. ^ AS Monaco lands Kyrylo Fesenko
  17. ^ Avellino signed Kyrylo Fesenko
  18. ^ Kyrylo Fesenko re-sign with Avellino

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