Sviatoslav Mykhailiuk, #10
- Year Junior
- Pos Guard
- H/W 6-8/205
|High game points||20|
|Per-game breakdown||Total||Per game|
|Minutes per game||27.3|
|Points per game||9.8|
Sviatoslav Mykhailiuk, who is still young by college basketball standards, just might be ready to fully blossom during this, his junior year, at Kansas.
Mykhailiuk, who turned 19 on June 10, had his best game as a Jayhawk against Austin Peay in the first round of the 2016 NCAA Tournament.
He scored a career-high 23 points off 9-of-11 shooting while logging 24 minutes in the Jayhawks’ 105-79 rout of the Governors in Des Moines, Iowa. He hit four of five threes, including consecutive treys that opened a 23-6 run that stretched a 12-10 lead to 35-16.
Mykhailiuk played so well, it prompted guard Wayne Selden to say “he’s first-round material” after that game.
That performance indeed had some KU fans worried that Mykhailiuk just might throw his name in the 2016 NBA Draft. It had long been speculated he’d signed up for two years at KU, no more.
However, he did not test the waters and returns still young, but mighty seasoned as far as the college game.
“We know Svi’s ceiling is high, but he hasn’t probably had the opportunity nor the consistency to show that yet,” KU coach Bill Self said.