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How would Sviatoslav Mykhailiuk affect UVA's rotation?

I know this is a BIG if at this point, but it definitely looks like UVA has a pretty decent chance of landing Ukrainian superstar talent Sviatoslav Mykhailiuk. If he decides to go to college, it seems its between UVA and Kansas with UVA having a head start on the recruiting process. Mykhailiuk, a 6'6'' combo guard who seems to be extremely athletic, is said to be the quality of a 5-star, top-10 recruit who has serious NBA potential. Here's some more info on him for those interested: http://bleacherreport.com/articles/2063313-kings-court-offseason-musings-and-the-best-2015-cbb-recruit-youve-never-heard

If we were to get Mykhailiuk, he would have to get immediate playing time coming in. Going into next year the expected starting lineup as of now is:

PG: Perrantes, SG: Brogdon, SF: Anderson: PF: Gill, C: Tobey.

If Mykhailiuk came, he would bring too much talent and potential to not be playing the majority of the game. Our front court would remain unaffected so that Gill and Tobey would start with Atkins and someone else coming off the bench. As Malcolm Brogdon is Malcolm Brogdon, would also definitely still start as he is too good and should only be better than last year. Given that Mykhailiuk is 6'6" and Brogdon 6'5" I could see UVA playing with a smaller lineup with Perrantes, Brogdon, and Mykhailiuk all starting. However, as Brogdon and Mykhailiuk both have previous experience and ability at the point, I could also see Brogdon and Mykhailiuk sliding in at the 1 and 2 in some order with Anderson at the 3. Perrantes demonstrated himself to be a great point guard last year and game manager, but he nor Anderson have the offensive ability and potential that Mykhailiuk has to over.

Which option do you guys think would be a better fit (Brogdon, Mykhailiuk, Anderson, or Perrantes, Brogdon, Mykhailiuk)? If Mykhailiuk were to come, it would upset some of UVA's chemistry and could lead to a crowded backcourt. Players like Devon Hall, BJ Stith, and others who expect to get more playing time would probably see shorter minutes. However, given his potential if planned well, it could really solidify UVA as a top 10 team that would be hard to beat.

I'm hoping Tony Bennet comes through with this recruit as it would be a major coup for his program after losing out on Devonte Graham and Seth Allen. I'm sure Tony will make the best out of the situation, how do you think this will play out?

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