Photos from the game against Humbolt State at the McKale Center.
General: Anchors the Wildcat frontline and is a solid face-up shooter ... Great hands and mobility for someone of his build ... Needs to boost his strength and to continue to refine his low post fundamentals ... Elevated his physicality during UA's NCAA Tournament run in 2011 ... Speaks four languages (Ukrainian, Russian, Lithuanian, English) ... Name is pronounced KAH-rill Naht-YAHZ-ko.
Junior (2011-12): Announced his intention to turn professional and play overseas on April 11 ... Plans to complete his degree requirements by December 2012 ... Made a brief appearance on 3/9 vs. Oregon State ... Played five minutes vs. UCLA on 3/8 in Pac-12 Tournament, hitting an FG and grabbing two boards ... Suspended for the Feb. 23 game vs. USC due to a violation of team rules ... Snapped a streak of three straight DNPs with a brief appearance at Washington State on 2/16 ... Pulled down a rebound on 2/2 at California ... DNP vs. the Washington schools on 1/26-28 ... Collected one rebound at Colorado on 1/21 ... Tallied three points and three boards at Utah on 1/19 ... Grabbed a rebound and missed two FG attempts on 1/12 vs. Oregon State ... Had a rebound and a put-back on 1/8 at USC ... Missed lone FG attempt at UCLA on 1/5 ... Pulled down one board vs. Arizona State on 12/31 ... Collected an assist and steal on 12/22 vs. Bryant ... Had a block vs. Oakland on 12/20 ... Shared team-high honors with six boards in a season-high 20 minutes on 12/17 vs. Gonzaga ... Played four minutes vs. Clemson on 12/10 ... Made a brief appearance at Florida on 12/7 ... DNP for the first time in his career on 12/3 vs. Northern Arizona ... Collected four points on 11/29 at New Mexico State ... Tallied two boards on 11/23 vs. San Diego State ... Grabbed a season-high six rebounds on 11/18 vs. Mississippi State to go with two assists ... Tallied two boards and an assist on 11/17 vs. St. John's ... Posted five points and three rebounds vs. Ball State on 11/13 ... Had a FG and a rebound in limited action vs. Duquesne on 11/9 ... Collected three boards, a block and steal on 11/7 vs. Valparaiso.
Sophomore (2010-11): Saw action in all 38 games ... Grabbed a rebound in 12 minutes vs. Connecticut on 3/26 in NCAA West Regional Final ... Garnered six minutes of playing time vs. Duke on 3/24 ... Played 16 quality minutes vs. the Texas frontline on 3/20 and managed an offensive board ... Passed out an assist in three minutes vs. Memphis in NCAA Tournament on 3/18 ... Played five minutes vs. Washington on 3/12 ... Posted two boards and a block on 3/11 vs. USC ... Collected two offensive rebounds on 3/10 vs. Oregon State at Pac-10 Tournament ... Posted six points, four boards and an assist on 3/5 vs. Oregon, his highest point total in 17 games and his highest rebound total in 18 ... Grabbed three boards and blocked a shot on 3/3 vs. Oregon State ... Totaled two points, three rebounds and an assist in what Coach Miller called "his best game at Arizona" on 2/26 at UCLA ... Grabbed one board on 2/24 at USC ... Collected a tip-in vs. Washington on 2/19 ... Played three minutes vs. Washington State ... Tallied two points in four minutes at Arizona State on 2/13 ... Hit only FG attempt in triple OT win at California on 2/5, but those were his first points in eight games ... Logged three minutes at Stanford on 2/3 ... Attempted two treys vs. USC on 1/29 ... Played three minutes vs. UCLA on 1/27 ... Tallied one rebound on 1/22 at Washington State .. Grabbed three boards on 1/20 at Washington ... Pulled down two boards vs. Arizona State on 1/15 ... Had an assist vs. Stanford on 1/9 ... Posted two boards, an assist and a steal on 1/6 vs. California ... Collected three boards at Oregon State on 1/2 ... Hit 4-of-4 FTs and added a steal on 12/30 at Oregon ... Grabbed a career-high eight rebounds on 12/22 vs. Robert Morris to go with five points and a block ... Hit two nice mid-range jumpers at N.C. State on 12/19 that helped keep momentum on UA's side ... Registered a pair of rebounds on 12/16 vs. Northern Arizona ... Collected four points and six rebounds vs. BYU on 12/11 ... Grabbed four boards and added an assist on 12/8 vs. Cal State Fullerton ... Hit both FG attempts on 12/5 vs. Oklahoma ... Registered thee points (a trey), two boards and a block on 12/1 at Rice ... Tallied two points, four boards and an assist in 16 minutes vs. Kansas on 11/27 ... Collected a team-high five rebounds on 11/26 vs. Santa Clara ... Grabbed six rebounds in just 13 minutes on 11/23 vs. Bethune-Cookman ... Posted career-high totals of nine points, seven rebounds and three blocks on 11/21 vs. Northern Colorado ... Hit all three FG attempts vs. New Mexico State on 11/18 ... Tallied five points, including a trey, four boards and a block on 11/14 vs. Idaho State.
Freshman (2009-10): Guided his native Ukraine to an eighth-place finish at the U-20 European Championships, July 8-18 in Zadar, Croatia, where he averaged 17.2 points, 8.4 rebounds and 1.1 blocks per game ... Sports Illustrated's Luke Winn rated Natyazhko as the top U.S. collegiate player in the tournament ... Scored his first two points in four games on 3/11 vs. UCLA in Pac-10 Tournament ... Collected a rebound and a steal on 3/4 vs. UCLA ... Saw five minutes of action on 3/6 vs. USC ... Played nine minutes on 2/27 at Stanford ... Posted four points and two boards on 2/25 at California ... Registered one rebound on 2/21 vs. Arizona State ... Hit one FG vs. Oregon State on 2/13 ... Registered four points, five boards and a steal on 2/11 vs. Oregon ... Collected one offensive rebound on 2/16 at Washington State ... Equaled a season high with seven boards at Washington on 2/4 ... Grabbed one board in six minutes vs. California on 1/31 ... Played eight minutes vs. Stanford on 1/28 ... Collected three rebounds at Arizona State on 1/23 ... Garnered seven minutes of action at Oregon on 1/16 ... Posted two points and two boards on 1/14 at Oregon State ... Had a bucket and a board in 11 minutes vs. Washington on 1/10 ... Registered four points, five boards an as assist on 1/8 vs. Washington State ... Managed a rebound in 12 minutes at UCLA on 1/2 ... Collected a block and a bucket on 12/31 at USC ... Played seven minutes vs. BYU on 12/28 ... Collected a steal on 12/23 vs. North Carolina State ... Notched two blocks on 12/21 vs. Lipscomb in second career start ... Dropped in one FG at San Diego State on 12/12 ... Tallied a season-high seven FG attempts on 12/9 vs. Louisiana Tech ... Tallied five boards and a block on 12/6 at Oklahoma ... Knocked down his first trey and hit all three FGs en route to seven points and three offensive rebounds vs. UNLV on 12/2 ... Registered nine points and six rebounds on 11/25 vs. Vanderbilt ... Tallied four points in 15 minutes vs. Colorado on 11/24 ... Dropped in two FTs and grabbed a rebound on 11/23 vs. Wisconsin ... Collected four boards and a steal vs. Rice on 11/19 ... Posted seven points, seven boards and a block on 11/15 vs. Northern Arizona.
High School: Ranked as the No. 75 overall prospect in the country and the No. 9 center by rivals.com ... Averaged 21.0 points and 9.0 rebounds per game as a senior for coach Vince Walden at IMG Academy in Bradenton, Fla. ... Posted per game averages of 16.0 points and 11.0 rebounds as a junior ... Competed in the 2009 Wazzo Sports Derby Festival Classic in Louisville, Ky., scoring eight points on 4-of-8 shooting, as his gold team posted a 151-145 victory ... Earned highest achievement accolades in physics.
Kyryl Natyazhko's Career Highs
Points 9, twice, last, vs. Northern Colorado, 11/21/2010
Rebounds 8, vs. Robert Morris, 12/22/2010
FG 4, vs. Northern Colorado, 11/21/2010
FGA 7, vs. Louisiana Tech, 12/9/2009
3PT 1, six times, last, vs. Ball State, 11/13/2011
3ATT 2, twice, last, vs. Ball State, 11/13/2011
FT 5, twice, last, vs. Vanderbilt, 11/25/2009
FTA 8, vs. Vanderbilt, 11/25/2009
AST 2, twice, last, vs. Mississippi State, 11/18/2011
STL 1, 11 times, last, vs. Bryant, 12/22/2011
BLK 3, vs. Northern Colorado, 11/21/2010
MIN 23, vs. Northern Arizona, 11/15/2009