Jazz Re-Assigns Fesenko to D-League's Flash

Jazz Re-Assigns Fesenko to D-League's Flash



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SALT LAKE CITY (December 27, 2007) - Utah Jazz general manager Kevin O'Connor announced today that the team has re-assigned rookie center Kyrylo Fesenko to the Utah Flash of the NBA Development League (D-League). Fesenko joins fellow rookie Morris Almond who is already on assignment with the Flash and was recently named D-League Player of the Week.

Fesenko, a 7-1, 288-pound center was assigned to the Flash twice previously this season, from November 10-30 and again from December 6-13. He has appeared in six games (all starts) for the Flash, averaging 16.3 points, 7.2 rebounds and 2.67 blocks while shooting .625 from the floor. Fesenko appeared in two games for the Flash during his most recent stint, averaging 21.5 points, 7.5 rebounds and 3.50 blocks while hitting 18-28 shots (.643).

The 21-year-old native of the Ukraine has appeared in seven games for the Jazz, averaging 1.4 points and 3.3 rebounds in 9.1 minutes per game. He scored six points and grabbing seven rebounds in 17 minutes in a 120-96 Jazz win over the Los Angeles Lakers in his NBA debut on November 30.

Originally selected by Philadelphia in the second round (38th overall selection) of the 2007 NBA Draft, the Jazz acquired Fesenko's rights in a draft night deal that sent the draft rights to Herbert Hill (55th overall pick) and trade considerations to the 76ers.

The NBA Development League also includes the Albuquerque Thunderbirds (N.M.), Anaheim Arsenal (Calif.), Austin Toros (Texas), Bakersfield Jam (Calif.), Colorado 14ers (Broomfield), Dakota Wizards (Bismarck, N.D.), Fort Wayne Mad Ants (Ind.), Idaho Stampede (Boise), Iowa Energy (Des Moines), Los Angeles D-Fenders, Rio Grande Valley Vipers (Texas), Sioux Falls Skyforce (S.D.) and Tulsa 66ers (Okla.).

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