Denys Lukashov spent most of his pro-career playing behind big-name imports, seeing limited minutes and never given a chance to reach his potential. This, together with injuries that plagued the guard over the course of Fratello's time as head-coach, resulted in him being selected to represent Ukraine only at EuroBasket 2011 in Lithuania and being left out completely the following three years. 2014/15 was a breakthrough season in Lukashov's career, who was Budivelnik's most consistent player, pushing the team to its maximum during the season. He averaged an impressive 15.4 points, 6.3 rebounds, 5.7 assists and 1.7 steals per game, shooing a phenomenal 59.2% of his field-goals including a League-best 49% from beyond the ark. Expect Lukashov to have a major role both offensively and defensively on Murzin's squad.