Yevgen Sakhniuk will play in 1st division of NCAA!

Key player of GBA Sparta team in this past season, member of Ukrainian U20 national team, Yevgen Sakhniuk will play ball and study in very good university La Salle in Philadelphia in the USA. The best rebounding player of U19 national championship and the best scorer of Final 4, which took place in May 2014, is going to offer its abilities to the university, which has tradition of more, than 150 years. Yevgen, who also used to play for Ukrainian team BC Kiyv, will play for university´s team of Explorers, which belongs to a very good conference Atlantic 10, which is a part of 1st division of NCAA. University of La Salle already won the NCAA tournament in the past, which is a great achievement. In last year (2013), Explorers got into regional semifinals (so called „Sweet 16“), where they were beaten by Wichita State. Local team of Shockers played Final Four that year, where it was beaten in semifinal by latter winner of the Final 4, Louisville University.

You can be pretty sure, that La Salle and Explorers team are very good university and team to play for. There are some players, who went through team of Explorers and later played in the NBA. From the active ones you will probably know Rasual Butler, Indiana Pacers player, who just became short in the Eastern conference finals in the matchup with Miami Heat. Another one is sharpshooter Gary Neal, who spent 2 years in La Salle. He spent three seasons in San Antonio Spurs and now has played for Charlotte Bobcats – now Hornets again. In the past, some other notable players used to play for La Salle. It´s Joe Bryant, father of Kobe Bryanta or Tim Legler, who has become known for his great shooting abilities beyond the arc or NBA winner, Tom Gola.

We are planning to stay with Yevgen in contact and we will inform you about his life and hopefully also about his basketball achievements in the USA. We will also bring you in a few days an interview, where Yevgen will tell you more about his life in GBA and about his new challenge in the USA.