Died a famous Ukrainian basketball player Grygoriy khyzhnyak

Умер известный украинский баскетболист Григорий Хижняк

Khizhnyak was one of the best defensive center of European basketball, the beginning of 2000-ies.

On 45-m to year of life died a famous Ukrainian basketball player Grigoriy Khizhnyak. According to unconfirmed reports, the former athlete suffered a heart attack, reports the website of the FBU.

Khizhnyak was one of the best defensive center of European basketball, the beginning of 2000-ies. Playing for Zalgiris Kaunas became the champion of Lithuania in the 2000-2001 season. Also played in Spain, Russia and Latvia. Grygoriy khyzhnyak played for the Ukraine national team in two European Championships, in 1997 and 2003.

At the end of a player’s career and the championship of the Ukrainian Superleague 2009/2010 became coach of the reserves team Dniproazot, then worked in Budivelnik.

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