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 collecting our team departed to Moscow where on June 28 and 29 I played two matches with the Russian contemporaries. Owners of a platform were stronger - 86:60 and 81:73.
On July 13 "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").