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Famous Basketball Players from Ukraine

Updated June 14, 2019 11.5k views15 items

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.

The list you're viewing is made up of different players like Sergiy Gladyr and Oleksiy Pecherov.

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.
  • Photo: Washington Wizards / Instagram
    Oleksiy "Alex" Len (born June 16, 1993) is a Ukrainian professional basketball player for the Washington Wizards 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: Washington Wizards

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  • Alexander Anatolevich Volkov (Russian: Александр Анатольевич Волков; born March 29, 1964), commonly known as Sasha Volkov, is a retired Soviet-Ukraine professional basketball player of Russian ethnicity. He was born in Omsk, Russian Soviet Federative Socialist Republic, Soviet Union. At 6'10" (2.08 m) tall, he played at the power forward and center positions. He was versatile with the ball and quick on his feet, which made him a very sought after player....  more
    • Position: Power forward
    • Nationality: Ukraine
    • Teams: Atlanta Hawks
  • Alexander Mikhaylovich Belostenny (Ukrainian: Олександр Михайлович Білостінний; Russian: Александр Михайлович Белостенный; February 24, 1959 – May 25, 2010) was a Ukrainian professional basketball player. He was a member of the senior Soviet national team, from 1977 to 1992, except for an absence during a single competition, EuroBasket 1987. At a height of 2.14 m (7'0 ​1⁄4") tall, and a weight of 118 kg (260 lbs.), he played at the center position. Alexander Belostenny died on May 25, 2010, from lung cancer....  more
    • Nationality: Ukraine
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    Grigorij Khizhnyak

    Grigorij Khizhnyak (Ukrainian: Григорій Хижняк; July 16, 1974 – October 5, 2018) was a Ukrainian professional basketball player. Standing at 7 ft 1 in (2.16 m), he played as center and was the EuroLeague blocks leader two consecutive times, in 2001 and 2002....  more
    • Position: Center
    • Nationality: Ukraine