Nikita Mescheriakov
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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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December 10
2:00 PM
La Salle
Miami, Fla.

ESPN2
106.7 FM
December 17
12:00 PM
Syracuse
Syracuse, N.Y.

ESPN
106.7 FM
December 22
6:30 PM
UNC Greensboro
Verizon Center

FS1
106.7 FM
December 28
8:30 PM
Marquette
Milwaukee, Wis.

FS1
99.1 FM
December 31
11:00 AM
Xavier
Verizon Center

FS1
99.1 FM
January 4
7:00 PM
Providence
Providence, R.I.

CBSsn
99.1 FM
January 7
12:00 PM
Butler
Verizon Center

FOX
99.1 FM
January 9
6:30 PM
St. Johns
Verizon Center

FS1
106.7 FM
January 14
12:00 PM
UConn
Verizon Center

FOX
99.1 FM
January 16
9:00 PM
Providence
Verizon Center

FS1
106.7 FM
January 22
2:00 PM
Xavier
Cincinnati, Ohio

CBS
106.7 FM
January 25
7:00 PM
Creighton
Verizon Center

FSN
106.7 FM
January 28
8:00 PM
Butler
Indianapolis, Ind.

CBSsn
106.7 FM
January 31
9:00 PM
DePaul
Rosemont, Ill.

FS1
106.7 FM
February 4
12:00 PM
Seton Hall
Verizon Center

FS1
106.7 FM
February 7
7:00 PM
Villanova
Villanova, Pa.

FS1
106.7 FM
February 11
12:00 PM
Marquette
Verizon Center

FOX
106.7 FM
February 19
3:30 PM
Creighton
Omaha, Neb.

FS1
106.7 FM
February 22
7:00 PM
DePaul
Verizon Center

CBSsn
106.7 FM
February 25
12:00 PM
St. Johns
New York, N.Y.

FSN
106.7 FM