Utah State Basketball Signs Ukrainian Guard Max Shulga
May 20, 2020, 1:10 PM | Updated: 1:13 pm
(Courtesy of Utah State Athletics)
LOGAN, Utah – Utah State men’s basketball announced the addition of Ukrainian guard Max Shulga to the Aggies’ incoming class for the 2020-21 season.
The Kiev, Ukraine native signed his National Letter of Intent and was declared as the newest Aggie by USU head coach Craig Smith on Wednesday, May 20.
“We are thrilled to announce that Max Shulga will be joining the Aggie family,” Smith said in a statement. “As witnessed by his numbers, Max is a versatile player that does a lot of things well on both ends of the court,” Smith said. “He’s tough, gritty, highly skilled and has a very good feel for the game. Max has great passion and energy. When you combine that with his character, he will thrive at Utah State.”
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Prior to his commitment to Utah State, Shulga played for Ukraine at the 2019 U18 FIBA European Championships. He scored in double figures in nearly every game of the competition.
Shulga finished the tournament averaging 13.3 points, 7.3 rebounds, 2.6 assists and 2.0 steals per game.
He was also the top shooter in the tournament, connecting on 61.9 percent on field goals and 52.9 percent from three-point range.
Shulga attended high school at the Basketball School of Excellence in Torrelodones, Spain. He led his league in scoring with an average of 16 points per game.
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