Kyryl Natyazhko(2.11-C) decided to drop out of the University of Arizona and the Wildcats and start his pro season in Europe. He did mention that the reason of his departure was essentially cashflow. Natyazhko said that he will do whatever it's best for his family and that was to play in one of the teams of his homeland.
Azovmash Mariupol stepped in and grabbed the young prospect and announced via their official website the signing of a 2+1 season contract with Natyazhko. He didn't make an impact on the other side of the Atlantic but he did have a formidable presence playing for the Youth National Teams of Ukraine. He recently participated in the Addidas Eurocamp in Treviso where he had a decent outing with other European prospects.
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