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The Best Basketball Players from Ukraine

List of famous basketball players from Ukraine, listed alphabetically with photos of the players when available. Ukraine has produced some very talented basketball players over the years, including centers, guards and forwards. These are some of the best Ukrainian basketball players to ever live, so if you're a native of Ukraine and are aspiring to play ball professionally then these people should be your idols. If you're searching for a particular popular basketball player from Ukraine then you can use the "search" box to find who you're looking for.

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This list answers the questions, "Who are the greatest Ukrainian basketball players?" and "Which basketball players are from Ukraine?"

You can click on the names of these legendary basketball players of Ukraine in order to get more information about each one. If you play basketball or just love the sport then use this list of talented Ukrainian basketball players to find some athletes you haven't heard of before.
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    Oleksiy "Alex" Len (born June 16, 1993) is a Ukrainian professional basketball player for the Sacramento Kings of the National Basketball Association (NBA). Before being drafted, he played two seasons for the Maryland Terrapins of the Atlantic Coast Conference, as well as a season with Dnipro in his home nation's top professional basketball league. On April 7, he scored a career-high 33 points, including a career-best six 3-pointers, in a 115–107 loss to the Milwaukee Bucks.  ...more
    • Position: Center
    • Nationality: Ukraine
    • Teams: Sacramento Kings
  • Photo: user uploaded image
    Stanislav "Slava" Medvedenko (Ukrainian: Станіслав "Слава" Медведенко, born April 4, 1979) is a Ukrainian former professional basketball player, who last played with the Atlanta Hawks and the Los Angeles Lakers in the National Basketball Association. His position was power forward.  ...more
    • Position: Power forward
    • Nationality: Ukraine
    • Teams: Atlanta Hawks, Los Angeles Lakers
  • Victor Vladimirovich Khryapa (also trans. Viktor; Russian: Виктор Владимирович Хряпа; born August 3, 1982) is a Russian professional basketball player who last played for CSKA Moscow of the VTB United League. A versatile forward standing at 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m), he is a three-time All-EuroLeague selection and won the EuroLeague Best Defender award in 2010. A regular member of the senior Russian former national basketball team, he was instrumental in their triumph at the EuroBasket 2007, where they won the gold medal. He also won two bronze medals at the EuroBasket 2011 and at the 2012 Summer Olympics.  ...more
    • Position: Small forward, Power forward
    • Nationality: Ukraine, Russia
    • Teams: Portland Trail Blazers, Chicago Bulls
  • Photo: user uploaded image
    Vitaly Nikolaevich Potapenko (Ukrainian: Віталій Миколайович Потапенко, pronounced vee-TAH-lee poe-TAH-pen-koe, born March 21, 1975) is a Ukrainian former professional basketball player. He played college basketball at Wright State University and was selected 12th overall by the Cleveland Cavaliers in the 1996 NBA draft. Nicknamed "The Ukraine Train", he played for the Cleveland Cavaliers, the Boston Celtics, the Seattle SuperSonics, and the Sacramento Kings of the NBA, as well as MMT Estudiantes in the Spanish ACB.Since retiring as a player, Potapenko has served as an assistant coach with the Fort Wayne Mad Ants, the Indiana Pacers, the Dakota Wizards, and the Santa Cruz Warriors. In June  ...more
    • Position: Center
    • Nationality: Ukraine
    • Teams: Sacramento Kings, Boston Celtics, Cleveland Cavaliers, Seattle Supersonics