Kravtsov is one of the best centres in the whole of the Ukraine. That's good. Then again, the Ukraine isn't known for its output of quality seven footers.
Kravtsov has spent his entire career with BC Kyiv, a team that features no imports and who owe quite a significant debt to Clay Tucker. Last year in the Ukranian Superleague, Kravstof averaged 14.3 points, 6.2 rebounds and a league leading 2.7 blocks in 29 minutes per game; to put that into some context, the league's second best shotblocker was former NBA draft pick and serial Ethiopian adopter, Dan McClintock, at 1.9bpg. And here is one such block of Kravstov's, an emphatic swat of an EWE Baskets Oldenburg player that might or might not be Je'kel Foster:
Unfortunately, Kravtsov's offensive game is not as nice. He scores highly in the Ukraine, but it's born through size advantage alone. Kravs cannot post, shoot or hit foul shots, and while he can pass the ball and make shots around the basket, someone else has to get him the look. (And even then, he might drop the pass.) He shot 70% from the field, but he also turned it over 2.6 times a game, and it wasn't as an offensive creator. Kravtsov is intriguing because of his size, defensive presence and decent athleticism, but the recently signed Erden just took Boston's project centre roster spot.
- Vyacheslav Kravstov - Kravstov has moved from Ukrainian team BC Odessa to Ukrainian team BC Donetsk. Donetsk went bankrupt partway through last season and were thrown out of the Ukrainian Superleague - they were unbeaten league leaders at the time.
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