Leading up the season we are doing a countdown of the Top 100 players in college basketball. These rankings are based on a poll made up of 14 CPP writers. These writers span from UCLA to Seton Hall so there is very little bias. Each day we will release the latest player on our ranking with a small write-up. Be sure to check out the rest of the Top 100 articles!
2016-2017 Stats: (Junior) 9.8 Points, 1.3 Assists, and 3 Rebounds per game.
Why They Are Here
Svi is returning for Kansas, to team up with Devonte’ Graham, and attempt another tournament push with hopes of at least reaching the Final Four this season. Mykhailiuk comes in at #48 in our ranking because of his ability to be a terrific role player/ dominant scorer for the Jayhawks. He is a prominent shooter and has the ability to lead alongside Graham as seniors.
Role on This Year’s Team
As I mentioned above, Svi is a great role player for his team. He is an electric shooter, and when called upon to come off a screen to hit a big shot in a big game he is more than likely going to be dead accurate. Svi is on this team to be the pure shooter, and so far he has lived up to his role. Mykhailiuk can get inside and score if he chooses to, but he has shown that he favors spreading the floor to get the defense out of the lane for the slashing scorers of the team. Svi and Devonte’ being shooters last year were the main reason why the lane was clear for the team’s leading scorer Frank Mason III to get into the paint to make plays. Look for Svi to continue to do what he can to better the team.
College Season/NBA Prospects
Mykhailiuk will have to show more this year to up his draft stock. However, I think if Svi can make it to the NBA he can be a great plug-in off the bench for a team who needs a pure shooter. Only Svi has the power to show us what kind of player he can be in the league, so by the end of the year I am sure his position heading into the draft will be defined.
Be sure to check out tomorrow’s Top 100 player.