Budivelnyk Kyiv (Superleague) added to their roster 30-year old Australian international power forward Daniel Kickert (208-113kg-83, college: St.Mary's, CA). He is a dual citizen owning also Dutch passport. Kickert started the season at Dnipro (Superleague). In 28 games he recorded very impressive stats: 17.6ppg, 5.7rpg and 1.5apg this season. The last season he played at PGE Turow (TBL) in Polish league. The team played in three different competitions (!!!) that year, and Kickert was exposed to basketball on different levels. In 43 TBL games he averaged 14.8ppg, 4.3rpg and 1.0apg. He helped them to make it to the semifinals. A very spectacular season in his career as he was voted to Eurobasket.com All-Polish League Honorable Mention, All-Bosmans Team and to the All-Star Game. Kickert also played 1 game in Euroleague where he had 10 points and 1 steal. He also played 6 games in Eurocup where he averaged 14.0ppg and 3.3rpg. The list of the past achievements is quite long as Kickert played in the final of Polish League in 2011. He was also voted NABC All-NCAA District 14 2nd Team back in 2005 at his college time. Kickert represented Australia at the World Championships in Japan seven years ago. His stats at that event were 4 games: 2.3ppg, 1.0rpg. Kickert has played also professionally in Italy (Livorno), Spain (Leche Rio Breogan and Herbalife Gran Canaria 2014) and Australia (Australian Institute Sport). He attended Saint Mary's College of California until 2006 and it is his seventh season as a professional player. The scouts decsribe him following way:
He is a true post player who will thrive in the American collegiate system. provide a strong scoring prescence inside as well as contributing heavily in both defence and rebounding. Daniel is working extensively on increasing his size, strength and power in the gym and his offensive skills on the court.
BC Kremen Kremenchuk - MBC Mykolaiv 59:81 (14:21, 13:29, 12:11, 20:20) Pre-season tournament Havrilov's memorial is going on. This time MBC Mykolaiv destroyed BC Kremen Kremenchuk with 22 points. MBC Mykolaiv showed a great team work, where Oleksandr Kushnirov (208-C-92) made 14 and Olexiy Onufriyev (200-F-82) 13 pts Artem Shvets (202-F/C-85) also added 9 rebounds in the win. This is second lost game for BC Kremen Kremenchuk in this tournament. Even 16 pts+8 reb from Kristian Luhovtsov (1... [read more]
SC Kryvbas Kryvyi Rih clinched the victory at the pre-season tournament Hovorunov's memorial. Henry Dugat (183-PG-87, college: Baylor) nailed amazing 27 pts, 5 reb, 4 as, Pavlo Krutous (195-G/F-92, agency: Stanislav Ryzhov) added 13 pts and Vitaliy Zotov (186-PG-97, agency: Stanislav Ryzhov) 10 pts. But it was not enough to win. Budivelnyk Kyiv lost 74-80. On the other hand Vitali Malchevskiy (204-F-87) gived 15 pts, Dmytro Tykhonov (205-F/C-92) added 10 pts, 8 reb and Mykola Vilkhovetsk... [read more]
MBC Mykolaiv - Avantazh-Politekhnik Kharkov 87:93 (19:30, 21:26, 27:24, 20:13) Gavrilov memorial had started in Ukraine. In first game Avantazh-Politekhnik Kharkov overcomes MBC Mykolaiv. They got win thanks to a powerful end in a first quarter 19-30. Anton Rochnyak (206-F/C-91) made an amazing double-double 22 pts, 13 reb, 4 as, 4 st. Roman Kozlov (191-G-90) added 21 pts and Anton Mikhailov (197-F-91) 15 pts, 6 reb in the win. Oleksandr Kushnirov(208-C-92) with 21 pts, 10 reb couldn't... [read more]
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