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Nikita Mescheriakov
Nikita Mescheriakov

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Minsk, Belarus

High School:
St. John's Prospect Hall (Md.)

Height / Weight:
6-7½ / 215

Position:
Forward

Experience:
1


2008-09 (Sophomore): Averaging 2.9 points, 1.5 rebounds, 14.3 minutes in 22 games ... Earned his first career start at Syracuse on Feb. 14 ... After moving into the lineup, he started eight times, averaging 3.6 points and 2.0 rebounds in 19.9 minutes per game ... Scored a career-high 11 points in win at No. 10 Villanova ... Grabbed season-high seven rebounds at Cincinnati.

2007-08 (Freshman): Did not see any game action.

High School: An honorable mention All-Met selection as a senior in 2006-07 ... Averaged 14.4 points, 4.4 rebounds, 2.1 assists and 2.0 blocks per game for the Vikings, while shooting 50 percent from the floor and 78 percent from the free throw line ... Named Most Valuable Player at the Skippy Thompson Tournament, averaging 17 points, five rebounds and three assists per game ... Came to the United States from his native Belarus prior to the 2006-07 academic year.

Personal: Born on June 16, 1988 in Minsk, Belarus ... The son of Valera and Lorisa Mescheriakov ... Has an older brother, Egor, who played basketball at George Washington ... Name is spelled on his jersey as "Mescheriakou," which is the Bela-Russian form; Mescheriakov is the Russian form.

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