Introducing the Next Euro Phenom - Sviatoslav Mykhailiuk

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Introducing the Next Euro Phenom - Sviatoslav Mykhailiuk 

Post#1 » by JV4MVP » Fri Sep 6, 2013 2:11 am

He just turned 16 in June... Sviatoslav Mykhailiuk! If you think all he can do is shoot then watch at 3:05 and 5:30

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dYU7cDI2SYE[/youtube]

This guy can blow up like Rubio. Incredibly skilled, athletic and already 6-6.
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Post#2 » by Chocobanana » Fri Sep 6, 2013 2:15 am

He looks pretty damn good. And his name just rolls off the tongue.
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Post#3 » by Talent Chaser » Fri Sep 6, 2013 2:18 am

And the legend grows...

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Post#4 » by VinBaker6 » Fri Sep 6, 2013 2:51 am

JV4MVP wrote:He just turned 16 in June... Sviatoslav Mykhailiuk! If you think all he can do is shoot then watch at 3:05 and 5:30

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dYU7cDI2SYE[/youtube]

This guy can blow up like Rubio. Incredibly skilled, athletic and already 6-6.


:lol: :lol: at the guy at 5:30
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Post#5 » by BrooklynBulls » Fri Sep 6, 2013 3:02 am

Based solely on his name, he's going to fail.
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Post#6 » by ndnow » Fri Sep 6, 2013 4:02 am

Every highlight the Ukraine is losing.. The Ukraine is Weak!

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Post#7 » by DoubleLintendre » Fri Sep 6, 2013 4:23 am

Needs a pronounceable nickname before anything can be discussed.
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Post#8 » by Chalk1 » Fri Sep 6, 2013 4:28 am

UKRAINE IS NOT WEAK.
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Post#9 » by sixerswillrule » Fri Sep 6, 2013 4:30 am

Donatas Motiejunas is suddenly easy to pronounce.
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Post#10 » by Kobe8Forever » Fri Sep 6, 2013 5:16 am

Looks good, but how will he play against black guys?
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Post#11 » by nicnac215 » Fri Sep 6, 2013 6:26 am

Wow. He looks like a beast!
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Post#12 » by Euro77 » Fri Sep 6, 2013 6:28 am

Those names are getting ridiculous!
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Post#13 » by Rasheeed!!! » Fri Sep 6, 2013 8:01 am

Hopefully Joey D can draft this guy to make up for Darko.
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Post#14 » by Kabookalu » Fri Sep 6, 2013 8:06 am

There was a thread about this in the draft board and like I said there, as of right now I see him as a Marco Belinelli. He has great all around skills but he doesn't exactly excel at one thing, like Belinelli. In lower competitions Belinelli looked like Kobe too. This guy, I'm just gonna call him Myk for short, looks like a good athlete but not an exceptional one, and his skills aren't too standout.

The difference with him and Rubio is that Rubio had otherworldly court vision and passing skills at a young age. Myk has great all around skills, but it won't be enough at the next level, not like Rubio's court vision. And yes I'm aware he's only 16, but if we imagined we upped his sliders on his skills when he becomes eligible for the draft I still don't think it's enough to make him a great prospect.
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Post#15 » by Mark K » Fri Sep 6, 2013 8:11 am

I can't pronounce his name so im expecting him to fail solely on this.
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Post#16 » by Ultra » Fri Sep 6, 2013 8:24 am

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Post#17 » by eagereyez » Fri Sep 6, 2013 8:45 am

Seriously did his parents just mash a keyboard when coming up with his name?

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Post#18 » by Vinsanity_GOAT » Fri Sep 6, 2013 9:16 am

Kobe8Forever wrote:Looks good, but how will he play against black guys?


Truth hurts. My guess is that he'll end up having (below) average lateral quickness, strength and first step like pretty much any former/current white sg/sf i can think of. Right now his release is slow and his dribbling isn't the best but he has three years to correct that, so shouldn't be a problem. Also, we should keep in mind that european knees rarely are able to sustain that kind of play.

If all goes well i can see him becoming a brent barry type player, which is pretty good imo.
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Post#19 » by jellybean8 » Fri Sep 6, 2013 9:18 am

he does the same move over and over again , he wont do jack **** in the nba lol
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Post#20 » by Johnny Firpo » Fri Sep 6, 2013 9:52 am

Choker wrote:There was a thread about this in the draft board and like I said there, as of right now I see him as a Marco Belinelli. He has great all around skills but he doesn't exactly excel at one thing, like Belinelli. In lower competitions Belinelli looked like Kobe too. This guy, I'm just gonna call him Myk for short, looks like a good athlete but not an exceptional one, and his skills aren't too standout.

The difference with him and Rubio is that Rubio had otherworldly court vision and passing skills at a young age. Myk has great all around skills, but it won't be enough at the next level, not like Rubio's court vision. And yes I'm aware he's only 16, but if we imagined we upped his sliders on his skills when he becomes eligible for the draft I still don't think it's enough to make him a great prospect.



Not sure i agree. After watching the highlights, i looked him up. Apparently he is already 6'6, with extremely long arms, and huge hands, and to me, he definitely looked like an elite athlete. Not a freak, but in the next tier, definitely way above average. Much more explosive than Gallo was at that age for example. And it is very important that he is only 16, because he will not only get stronger, taller, but faster, and more explosive in the next couple years. He could also end up being 6'8 or 6'10. Those highlights are frankly amazing, ball handling, size, shooting mechanics, everything is there. The kid was shooting and making trademark Dirk fadeaways. How many 16 years old could do that? Without the athleticism, i would be a lot more skeptic (like in the case of Saric for example), but this kid is a great athlete, and will get even better.

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