BEFORE MARYLAND: A standout player for the Ukraine national team at the U-18 European Championships in 2010... Averaged 16.0 points, 11.4 rebounds and 4.3 blocks in nine games in the tournament... Nearly posted a triple-double in a game against Germany with 20 points, 17 rebounds and nine blocks.
PERSONAL: Mother is Julia Len... His mother ran track... Has a sister, Anna Shaposhnikova... Grew up as a gymnast because he liked Jackie Chan movies... Started playing basketball at age 10... At his first Maryland Madness, did a cartwheel before being passed a ball and slam-dunking during his introduction... Major is Family Sciences.
- Recipient of the Gary Williams Men's Basketball Scholarship