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Grigorij Khizhnyak

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Nationality  Ukrainian
Position  Center
Listed height  7 ft 1 in (2.16 m)
1994–1995  SC Nikolaev
Listed weight  232 lb (105 kg)
Name  Grigorij Khizhnyak
Pro career  1994–2010

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Born  July 16, 1974 (age 41) Nikolaev, Ukraine (1974-07-16)

Grigorij Khizhnyak (Ukrainian: Григорій Хижняк; born July 16, 1974) is a retired Ukrainian professional basketball player.


Professional career

A dominant defensive force in the paint, the 2.16 m (7'1") tall center, led the EuroLeague in blocks per game for two consecutive years, in 2001 and 2002, while playing with Žalgiris Kaunas. Among his greatest career achievements, was his participation in the 2005 ULEB Cup (now called EuroCup) final, with Makedonikos.

Ukrainian national team

Khizhnyak was a regular member of the senior men's Ukrainian national basketball team.

EuroLeague career statistics

Note: The EuroLeague is not the only competition in which the player participated for the team during the season. He also played in domestic competition, and regional competition if applicable.


Grigorij Khizhnyak Wikipedia

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