Team 2012-13: Detroit Pistons (USA-NBA) Career: BC Kyiv (Ukraine-Superleague, 2005- 10); BC Donetsk (Ukraine-Superleague, 2010-12); Detroit Pistons (USA- NBA, 2012-13)
Slava Kravtsov is team Ukraine's only active NBA player who, after being benched by the Detroit Pistons for most of 2012/13 season, is hungry for game action and is expected to have a breakthrough campaign under coach Fratello and use the momentum in the NBA. Kravtsov is Ukraine's most athletic big man, who can run the floor and finish in transition. He is also an intimidating force on defence, as his help side shot-blocking ability will provide Fratello's team with several igniting defensive stops-per-game. EuroBasket 2013 in Slovenia is, as for the majority of the players, going to be Kravtsov's third straight summer coached by the Czar.