Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Player Profile: Bogdan Bliznyuk (#32) Freshman Forward

Bogdan Bliznyuk (#32) Freshman Forward, 6’6” 215lbs
Lutsk, Ukraine - Todd Beamer High School class of 2014

Bogdan is one of the most highly recognized high school players in the state of Washington from last year. With 7 forwards and a center on the roster, he may red shirt this season.

Far from a red shirt season, Bogdan "The Blizzard" Bliznyuk is the only Eastern player through 31 games to have appeared in every contest. He has proven himself the team's key "6th Man" and won recognition as the Big Sky Freshman of the Year.

Named EWU Eagle Eye Player of the Week:
Week 8 2014-2015
Week 10 2014-2015

Freshman Forward Bogdan Bliznyuk
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Stats 2014-2015

Games 31
MIN 18.5
PPG 8.4
FG% 59.3
3PTPG 0.6
3PT% 54.1
TOPG 1.4
PFPG 2.4

From, Hayford on Bliznyuk: “Bogdan is an excellent addition to our roster.  He's a skilled player who can play multiple positions.  He's as an accomplished a player in terms of honors and recognition received that we've had here since probably signing Rodney Stuckey, Marc Axton and Alvin Snow - some of our all-time great Eastern players.  It's great to sign a really good in-state talent who fits our style of play.  We're excited to have him here the next four or five seasons.”

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