LAWRENCE, Kan. — Kansas basketball got a national letter of intent on Wednesday from 16-year-old Ukrainian phenom Sviatoslav Mykhailiuk, a 6-8, 195 pound shooting guard/small forward.
The addition of Mykhailiuk adds more luster to an already impressive recruiting class for KU that will comprise next season’s freshman class.
“Obviously, this is great news for us,” head coach Bill Self said. “He is 16 years old and will turn 17 in June, but his skill level, knowledge and aptitude for the game are way beyond his years. I think that he will be an immediate impact guy. He is a guy that can play all three positions on the perimeter. At 6-8, he can play point, play the No. 2 (guard) or the No. 3 (guard). He allows us to be more versatile next year and certainly, there would be few people that would shoot it better than him.”
Mykhailiuk will turn 17 years old in June, and will not be on campus at KU until the fall, being eligible to play in the fall semester.