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Sviatoslav Mykhailiuk, a 16-year old from Ukraine, a key recruit for next season

May 15, 2014, 12:49 PM EDT

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There are still a handful of recruits on’s top 150 list that have yet to commit to a college, and there are still a number of transfers that could be eligible immediately to play next season, but perhaps the most highly-regarded Class of 2014 recruit in the country is a kid whose name you can’t pronounce.

Sviatoslav Mykhailiuk.

Mykhailiuk is a 6-foot-6 combo-guard from Ukraine that Fran Fraschilla calls “one of the 10 best prospects in the Class of 2015”. But here’s the thing: Mykhailiuk, despite being just 16 years old, is eligible to play in college in America next season so long as he is able to get a qualifying test score. According to Bleacher Report’s Jason King, in Ukraine, students graduate high school in 11th grade. Mykhailiuk is the son of a professor and speaks good english. There’s a very real chance that he will end up on a campus this season.

He’s supposed to be visiting Kansas this weekend, according to a report from The Shiver, and will follow that up with a trip to Virginia. Those two schools are considered leaders for Mykhailiuk’s services, although Michigan appears to be in the mix as well.

  1. babybull12 - May 15, 2014 at 3:04 PM

    UVA all the way Sviatoslav!!!! I hear he enjoyed watching Joe Harris play, he can take Joes place in the starting line up immediately at the 3 position. With perrantes running point, brogdon at the 2, Anthony gill at the 4 and mike Tobey at the 5. ACCs 6th man of the year Anderson off the bench, there’s no doubt UVA will be a top 5 team for the next 2 years.

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