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7-foot Ukrainian center Volodymyr Markovetskyy signs with Kyle Smith, Washington State

Theo LawsonMay 16, 2019

PULLMAN – When the Cougars take the basketball court next season, a 7-foot, 230-pound center from Ukraine will be in their midst.

Volodymyr Markovetskyy of Truskavets, Ukraine, signed a letter of intent with Washington State Wednesday, giving new coach Kyle Smith his sixth recruit in two weeks, since Colorado State graduate transfer Deion James inked with the Cougars on May 9.

“Vova’ is a traditional back to the basket center who also has the ability to play out on the floor like most European players,” Smith said. “He is someone we have tracked closely since his performance for the Ukrainian U18 National Team where he averaged a double-double in the A Division.”

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