Sviatoslav "Svi" Yuriyovych Mykhailiuk (Ukrainian: Святосла́в Ю́рійович Михайлю́к, pronounced [swjɐtoˈslɑu̯ mɪxɐjˈlʲuk]; born June 10, 1997) is a Ukrainian professional basketball player for the New York Knicks of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He was selected with the 47th overall pick in the 2018 NBA draft by the Los Angeles Lakers.
|New York Knicks|
|Position||Shooting guard / Small forward|
|Born||June 10, 1997|
|Listed height||6 ft 8 in (2.03 m)|
|Listed weight||205 lb (93 kg)|
|NBA draft||2018 / Round: 2 / Pick: 47th overall|
|Selected by the Los Angeles Lakers|
|Playing career||2012–2014; 2018–present|
|2018–2019||Los Angeles Lakers|
|2018–2019||→South Bay Lakers|
|2021||Oklahoma City Thunder|
|2022–present||New York Knicks|
|Career highlights and awards|
|Stats at NBA.com|
|Stats at Basketball-Reference.com|
Mykhailiuk played college basketball for the Kansas Jayhawks. Prior to playing at Kansas, he played for Cherkaski Mavpy in the Ukrainian Basketball SuperLeague from 2012 to 2014. He also played for the Ukrainian national team at the 2014 FIBA World Cup.
Born in Cherkasy, Ukraine, Mykhailiuk's mother, Inna, is a high school biology teacher, and his father, Iurri, is a college history professor. He attended high school at Cherkasy First City Gymnasia.
Mykhailiuk received offers from Virginia, Iowa State, Oregon, and Kansas. On May 21, 2014, Mykhailiuk committed to play basketball at the University of Kansas and played for the team during their 2014–15 season. During his freshman season, he started five of the first seven games of the season, averaging 21.3 minutes a game, but his playing time since then was significantly curtailed. He scored 11 points while playing 32 minutes in the Orlando Classic Championship game against Michigan State on November 30, 2014. He was the youngest player in Big 12 Conference history at 17 years old.
Returning to Kansas in his sophomore year, Mykhailiuk averaged 5.4 points, 1.3 rebounds, and 0.9 assists per game in 35 games of the 2015–16 season while hitting 40.2 percent of his three-point shots. On November 23, 2015, Mykhailiuk scored 18 points against Chaminade. In the first round of the 2016 NCAA basketball tourney, on March 17, 2016, Mykhailiuk scored 23 points, setting his personal college career scoring record, with 9 of 11 field goals and 4 of 5 threes against the Austin Peay.
Mykhailiuk returned to Kansas for his junior year of college. On December 22, 2016, in a game against UNLV, Mykhailiuk scored 20 points with 6 rebounds, 2 assists, and 2 steals, helping KU to a 71-53 win. In the UNLV game, Mykhailiuk made 4 of 6 three-point attempts. In the 2016-17 season, Mykhailiuk averaged 10.6 points per game, 3.5 rebounds per game, and 1.6 assists per game, while shooting 41.5 percent from three-point territory. On April 12, 2017, Mykhailiuk decided to enter the 2017 NBA Draft, but did not hire an agent, allowing him to return for his senior year. Mykhailiuk opted to return to Kansas for the 2017–18 season.
On November 17, 2017, Mykhailiuk scored a career high 27 points in a game against San Diego State. He set a school record for 3–pointers made in a season during the Jayhawks 2017–18 season with 115.
Cherkaski Mavpy (2012–2014)Edit
Los Angeles Lakers (2018–2019)Edit
On June 21, 2018, Mykhailiuk was selected with the 47th overall pick in the 2018 NBA draft by the Los Angeles Lakers. On July 10, he signed a three-year, $4.6 million rookie scale contract with the Lakers.
Detroit Pistons (2019–2021)Edit
Oklahoma City Thunder (2021)Edit
Toronto Raptors (2021–2022)Edit
New York Knicks (2022–present)Edit
National team careerEdit
Ukrainian junior national teamEdit
In the summer of 2013, Mykhailiuk played with the Ukrainian Under-16 junior national team in the 2013 FIBA Europe Under-16 Championship. He was selected to the All-Tournament Team, after completing an outstanding championship, averaging 25.2 points, 8.0 rebounds and 3.4 assists per game.
Mykhailiuk played for the Ukrainian under-20 junior national team in the 2016 FIBA Europe Under-20 Championship in Helsinki. During the tournament, Mykhailiuk led his team in scoring, at 14.9 points per game, in seven tourney games. He hit 36.8 percent of his floor shots. Mykhailiuk shot 47.2 percent from two-point and 19 percent from three-point territory. He made 85.7 percent of his free throws and also grabbed 5.6 rebounds a game, with 2.7 assists, 4.7 turnovers, and 2.1 steals per game.
He played for the Ukrainian under-20 team again in the 2017 FIBA Europe Under-20 Championship, where he was the leading scorer of the tournament, averaging 20.4 points per game.
Ukrainian senior national teamEdit
|GP||Games played||GS||Games started||MPG||Minutes per game|
|FG%||Field goal percentage||3P%||3-point field goal percentage||FT%||Free throw percentage|
|RPG||Rebounds per game||APG||Assists per game||SPG||Steals per game|
|BPG||Blocks per game||PPG||Points per game||Bold||Career high|
Following Russia's invasion of Ukraine on February 23, 2022, Mykhailiuk along with the only other Ukrainian NBA player, Alex Len, released a statement condemning the invasion. The statement read "A great tragedy befell our dear homeland of Ukraine. We categorically condemn the war. Ukraine is a peaceful, sovereign state inhabited by people who want to control their own destiny. We pray for their families, friends, and relatives and all the people who are in the territory of Ukraine. We hope for an end to this terrible war as soon as possible. Dear fellow Ukrainians, hold on! Our strength is in unity! We are with you!"
- Dodd, Rustin. Ukrainian teenager Sviatoslav Mykhailiuk signs to play for KU basketball team, Kansas City Star, May 22, 2014.
- Ukrainian wing Mykhailiuk chooses KU, Lawrence Journal-World, May 21, 2014
- "10 Sviatoslav Mykhailiuk". KU Athletics Department. Lawrence, Kansas. Retrieved April 14, 2016.
- Saat, James (February 18, 2015). "The American Dream". Rock Chalk Weekly. Vol. 1, no. 24. Lawrence, Kansas: Kansas Athletics, Inc. Retrieved February 18, 2015.
- "Kansas adds Ukrainian star Sviatoslav Mykhailiuk". CBS.com.
- Bedore, Gary (April 12, 2016). "Mykhailiuk reveals on Twitter he's coming back for junior season". Lawrence Journal-World. Lawrence, Kansas. Retrieved April 14, 2016.
- Keegan, Tom (March 17, 2016). "Svi Mykhailiuk puts on show in first-round blowout". Lawrence Journal-World. Lawrence, Kansas. Retrieved March 25, 2016.
Caught fire catching-and-shooting from deep in the corner, dribbled into buckets, got up high on a slam and generally showed off the tools that NBA scouts find intriguing on his way to career-high 23 points (9 of 11 field goals, 4 of 5 threes).
- Bedore, Gary (December 22, 2016). "Kansas rolls past UNLV in Las Vegas". The Kansas City Star. Kansas City, Missouri. Retrieved January 30, 2017.
- "Kansas 71 UNLV 53". University of Kansas. Lawrence, Kansas. December 22, 2016. Retrieved January 30, 2017.
- "10 Sviatoslav Mykhailiuk". University of Kansas. Lawrence, Kansas. Retrieved January 30, 2017.
- Keegan, Tom. Josh Jackson moves to second in season standings by putting on first-half show in Vegas, Lawrence Journal-World, December 22, 2016.
- "Mykhailiuk to enter NBA Draft without an agent". KUAthletics.com.
- Chasen, Scott (November 17, 2017). "Svi Mykhailiuk catches fire, sparks blowout win over South Dakota State". KUsports.com. Retrieved November 19, 2017.
- "Kansas senior Svi Mykhailiuk sets three-point record". 247Sports.com.
- Ramirez, Joey (June 21, 2018). "Lakers Select Sviatoslav Mykhailiuk With Draft's 47th Pick". NBA.com. Retrieved July 18, 2018.
- "Lakers Sign Sviatoslav Mykhailiuk". NBA.com. July 10, 2018. Retrieved July 10, 2018.
- Charania, Shams (July 10, 2018). "Sources: Svi Mykhailiuk finalizing 3-year, $4.6M deal with Lakers". Yahoo! Sports. Retrieved July 18, 2018.
- "Detroit Pistons Acquire Sviatoslav Mykhailiuk". NBA.com. February 6, 2019. Retrieved February 6, 2019.
- "Thunder Acquire Sviatoslav Mykhailiuk". NBA.com. March 13, 2021. Retrieved March 13, 2021.
- "Knicks sign Ukrainian wing Svi Mykhailiuk". New York Post. Retrieved September 20, 2022.
- fiba.com 2013 U16 All-Tournament Team
- fiba.com Sviatoslav Mykhailiuk 2013 U16 stats
- Bedore, Gary (July 17, 2016). "Mykhailiuk unloads for 14 in U-20 tourney". Lawrence Journal-World. Lawrence, Kansas. Retrieved July 18, 2016.
- "Junior Male Team (U20)". Ukrainian Basketball Federation (in Ukrainian). Kiev, Ukraine. Retrieved July 18, 2016.
- "Game Story". FIBA. Mies, Switzerland. July 17, 2016. Retrieved July 18, 2016.
- Bedore, Gary (July 25, 2016). "Mykhailiuk scores 21 in final loss". Lawrence Journal-World. Lawrence, Kansas. Retrieved July 25, 2016.
- Bedore, Gary (August 25, 2014). "Chillin' out: 'Svi' excused from Challenge". Lawrence Journal-World. Lawrence, Kansas: The World Company. Retrieved August 25, 2014.
- Svi Mykhailiuk [@sviat_10] (February 24, 2022). "Ні Війні! (Ukrainian)" (Tweet) – via Twitter.