Liam Potter Signs to BC Khimik-Yuzhny -

Liam Potter Signs to BC Khimik-Yuzhny

Liam Potter

Liam Potter will be taking his game to Ukraine this season

GB U23 big man Liam Potter has signed with Ukrainian Superleague side BC Khimik–Yuzhny. The Ukrainian side reversed the decision that saw them releasing him after a 7 day tryout at the beginning of this month.

The 7’0″, 230lbs center has just finished his college career at NCAA Division 1 Sacred Heart University where he averaged 9.5 points and 8.3 rebounds whilst shooting 50.5% from the field in his Senior year.

Hoopsfix got a chance to catch up with Potter from Ukraine earlier today, and he explained how he is looking forward to the challenge of playing in Europe:

“I am just looking forward to getting into the swing of things and developing as a player in europe. I feel with the right coaching and team I will develop my game tremendously over here. Our season starts tomorrow against Odessa which is the derby game for our club-they are a huge rival so I’m looking forward to that, the crowd should be crazy!”

Off the court, there will of course be some serious cultural adjustments, something Liam thinks may take a while to get used to:

“I only got here 3 days ago so it is hard to say how the lifestyle is here although from what I have seen so far and talking to the guys it is going to be a tough place to get adjusted to. Not many people speak good English and it is a very quiet town. I am just grateful for this opportunity I have been given and I plan on making the most of it. I am taking everyday as it comes and trying to play my best-that’s all I can do right now.”

Hoopsfix wants to wish Liam all the best with his season in Ukraine. Expect regular updates on his progress on here!


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