At Nadezhda sport school the first training collecting a youth team of Ukraine on basketball under the leadership of Denis Zhuravlev and Vladimir Polyakh took place. To the forthcoming superiority of Europe preparation there began inhabitants of Kiev D. Lukashov, A. Novikov and E. Larin, dnepropetrovets M. Vilkhovetsky, A. Shchepkin, S. Timofeenko, Yu. Gorenkov, D. Rykhalsky and I. Belitsky, krivorozhets D. Glebov and I. Zaytsev, виннитчанин V. Shurmel, and also V. Tonchenko and V. Norenko's nikolayevets.
Trainers noted the best physical readiness of players of the back line, and here at forwards this party leaves much to be desired.
After two-week rest "youth team" will gather again in Nikolaev and will continue preparation. Trainers hope that by this time will heal A. Kolchenko's injuries from Youzhny and S. Gladyr (MBK "Nikolaev"). And on August 1 starts the European championship in Riga where the national team of Ukraine will meet at a preliminary stage teams of Lithuania, Greece, Croatia.