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Andrei Fetisov - SF, 6'10, 220
Retired - Retired in 2007
       Date of birth: 01/19/1972
       Country: Russia
     Drafted (NBA): 36th pick, 1994
     Out of: Forum Valladolid (Spain)
  NBA Experience: 0 years
  Hand: Right

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Andrei Fetisov (36th pick, 1994)

- Fetisov retired in 2007 at the age of 35. He never did make the NBA.

Could he have done if he'd tried harder? Perhaps. Fetisov had NBA calibre athleticism, and could block anything, as evidenced by the following video, in which he blocks anything.

He did enough of that sort of thing to inspire a fan to create this website, which features the longest and most fawning tribute to a player that has ever been written. Unfortunately for that fan, though, Fetisov's career is now over. According to the Russian version of Wikipedia, he is now a director for the Russian national basketball academy's rehabilitation centre. And if that's not right, check this video for further information.

Chances of making the NBA expressed as an arbitrary percentage: 0%

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Bucks draft pick Andrei Fetisov is retired from basketball. He was last time we covered. And the time before that. He's been retired since February 2007. We probably won't cover him again.

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   Bookkeeping The Retired Guys, 2013 Edition

Andrei Fetisov - Fetisov is now the Director of Sport at a school in St. Petersburg.

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