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Nikita Mescheriakov
Nikita  Mescheriakov

Hometown:
Minsk, Belarus

High School:
St. John's Catholic Prep (Md.)

Last College:
Georgetown University

Height / Weight:
6-8 / 220

Position:
Forward

Birthdate:
06/16/1988

Major:
Economics

Graduated:
2012

04/18/2012

Video: 2011-12 Individual Basketball Highlights

Watch the Deacons' top plays from this past season

04/12/2012

One-on-One with Nikita Mescheriakov

Senior forward sits down to talk about this season and his future plans

04/04/2012

2011-12 Wake Forest Basketball Season in Review

A look back on the Deacons' 2011-12 season

03/08/2012

Wake Forest Falls to Maryland 82-60 in ACC Tournament

Nikita Mescheriakov finished with 16 points and four assists in his final game as a Demon Deacon

03/03/2012

Wake Forest Falls 69-62 at Georgia Tech in Regular Season Finale

Deacons to open ACC Tournament on Thursday in Atlanta

04/04/2012

Nikita Mescheriakov Action Photos

Nikita Mescheriakov Action Photos

03/08/2012

2012 ACC Tournament, Wake Forest vs. Maryland :: March 8, 2012 (AP Photos)

2012 ACC Tournament, Wake Forest vs. Maryland :: March 8, 2012 (AP Photos)

02/28/2012

Wake Forest vs. Duke - Feb. 28, 2012

Wake Forest fell to Duke 79-71 at Joel Coliseum

02/28/2012

Wake Forest vs. No. 4 Duke

Wake Forest vs. No. 4 Duke - AP Photo Gallery

02/25/2012

Wake Forest vs. Boston College - 2/25/12

AP photos from today's game

Nikita Mescheriakov Photo Gallery
Mescheriakov's 2011-12 Video Highlights
Mescheriakov's 2010-11 Video Highlights
Mescheriakov's Career StatsGet Acrobat Reader

Finished his career as a two-year letterwinner from 2011-12 ... Started every game as a senior in 2011-12 ... Transferred from Georgetown University in January of 2010 and sat out the remainder of that season and the fall semester games of the 2010-11 season ... Made his Wake Forest debut after the completion of the fall 2010 semester in mid-December ... Tough, athletic forward who was able to guard different positions ... Lefty who possessed the ability to knock down medium to long-range jumpers ... Wake Forest's first foreign-born player since Jamaal Levy (Panama) and Vytas Danelius (Lithuania) in 2004-05.

Nikita Mescheriakov


2011-12 (Senior)
Started all 31 games in his final season at Wake Forest ... Averaged 8.0 points, 3.9 rebounds and 1.8 assists in 25.5 minutes per game ... Ranked third on the team in assists and fourth in both scoring and rebounding ... Went 62-for-84 from the free throw line for 73.8 percent on the year ... In conference play, averaged 8.2 points, 3.9 rebounds and 1.6 assists in 25.8 minutes per game ... Ended the season on a strong note, averaging 15.3 points, 4.7 rebounds and 3.0 assists while shooting 58.1 percent from the field over the final three games of the year ... Scored in double figures in 12 games, including eight in conference play ... Finished in double figures scoring in five of the final seven games of the year ... Led the team in assists seven times, including each of the final three games of the year ... Led the team in rebounding three times ... Ranked second on the team with six charges drawn on the year ... Converted 4-of-6 3-point play opportunities on the season ... Received the team's Most Improved Player Award.

2011-12 Season Highlights
Scored 15 points, went 3-for-3 from 3-point range and had four rebounds and three assists vs. N.C. Central (Nov. 20) ... Pulled down a then career-high six rebounds to go along with two assists and nine points vs. Texas Tech (Nov. 27) in the Old Spice Classic ... Increased his career-high rebounding total with seven at High Point (Dec. 7), also finishing perfect from the field (4-of-4) and hitting a key 3-pointer late to put the Deacons up six with 2:30 left ... Scored 13 points and hit a pair of 3-pointers vs. UNC Wilmington (Dec. 21) ... Dropped another 13 and added a career-high two blocks to go with seven free throws vs. Yale (Dec. 29) ... Snagged a career-high 10 rebounds in the Deacons' ACC-opening win over Virginia Tech (Jan. 7) ... Played a career-high 34 minutes vs. Florida State (Jan. 25), finishing with 13 points ...Scored 10 points at NC State (Feb. 4) ... Scored 12 points and went 5-for-6 at the free throw line vs. Clemson (Feb. 11) ... Scored 11 points and tallied a career-best four offensive boards vs. Georgia Tech (Feb. 15) ... Finished the season strong with three straight double-figure scoring outputs ... Began the streak with a career-high 18-point performance on Senior Night vs. Duke (Feb. 28), also setting career marks in field goals (7) and field goal attempts (13) ... Scored 12 and dished out a career-high seven assists in the regular season finale at Georgia Tech (Mar. 3) ... Poured in 16 points on 6-of-10 shooting in his final game as a Deacon to go along with four assists and four rebounds against Maryland (Mar. 8) in the ACC Tournament.

2010-11 (Junior)
Played in 23 games with five starts after becoming eligible following the completion of the fall 2010 semester ... Made his Wake Forest debut on Dec. 12 against UNC Wilmington ... Averaged 4.5 points and 1.8 rebounds in 14.1 minutes per game ... Ranked third on the team in field goal percentage, shooting 46.8 percent (37-of-79) from the floor ... Shot 71.9 percent (23-of-32) from the free throw line ... Played well down the stretch, averaging 9.8 points and 3.0 rebounds and shooting 55.2 percent from the field over the team's final four games ... Scored a season-high 13 points vs. Boston College in the ACC Tournament ... Scored in double figures twice on the season, with both performances coming in the final four games of the year ... Received the school's King Fisher Society Student-Athlete of the Week Award on Feb. 11.

2010-11 Season Highlights
Per NCAA transfer rules, was not eligible to play in games until the end of the 2010 fall semester ... Scored seven points and pulled down four rebounds in his first action as a Deacon vs. UNC Wilmington (Dec. 12) ... Made his first start at Wake Forest vs. UNC Greensboro (Dec. 15), scoring seven points and bringing down four rebounds ... Started for the second straight game, scoring four points on a perfect 4-for-4 from the free throw line at Xavier (Dec. 18) ... Scored seven points in his ACC debut at NC State (Jan. 8) ... Had seven points on 2-of-4 shooting vs. Maryland (Jan. 12) ... Scored seven points on 3-of-4 shooting vs. NC State (Feb. 13) ... Scored 11 points on 5-of-9 shooting and pulled down four rebounds at Clemson (Feb. 26) ... Scored eight points and went 2-for-3 from 3-point range vs. Georgia Tech (Mar. 3) ... Scored seven points on 3-of-4 shooting at Boston College (Mar. 6) ... Finished with 13 points on 6-of-12 shooting vs. Boston College (Mar. 10) in the ACC Tournament.

2009-10 (Sophomore)
Appeared in seven games with Georgetown before leaving the school after the fall semester ... Announced his intentions to transfer on Dec. 22 ... Announced his decision to join the Deacons on Jan. 11 ... Played on the scout team in practice after enrolling at Wake Forest ... Averaged 6.3 minutes per game with the Hoyas ... Scored a season-high three points against Lafayette (Nov. 28).

2008-09 (Redshirt Freshman)
Played in 23 games and made nine starts at Georgetown ... Started each of the final nine games of the season for the Hoyas ... Averaged 13.9 minutes, 2.7 points, 1.5 rebounds per game ... Averaged 3.6 points and 2.0 rebounds in 19.9 minutes per game after entering the starting lineup ... Went 11-for-42 for 26.2 percent from three-point range ... Recorded 13 assists, nine steals and a pair of blocks ... Earned his first career start at Syracuse on Feb. 14 ... Scored a season-high 11 points in a win at No. 10-ranked Villanova (Feb. 28) ... Grabbed a season-high seven rebounds at Cincinnati (Jan. 28).

2007-08 (True Freshman)
Did not see any game action ... Redshirted his first season at Georgetown.

High School
Graduated from St. John's Catholic Prep in Frederick, Maryland in 2007 ... An honorable mention All-Met selection as a senior in 2006-07 ... Earned second team All-Gazette honors as a senior ... Averaged 14.4 points, 4.4 rebounds, 2.1 assists and 2.0 blocks per game for the Vikings, while shooting 50 percent from the floor and 78 percent from the free throw line ... Named Most Valuable Player at the Skippy Thompson Tournament, averaging 17 points, five rebounds and three assists per game ... Played for head coach Silas Cheung at SJCP ... Came to the United States from his native Belarus prior to his senior year of high school in September of 2006.

Personal
Born on June 16, 1988 in Minsk, Belarus ... Son of Valera and Lorisa Meshcharakou ... Has an older brother, Yegor, who played basketball at George Washington from 1996-99 ... Yegor also played professionally in Europe and was a member of the Belarus national team ... Fluent in Belarusian, Russian and English ... Name is also spelled "Meshcharakou" which is the Bela-Russian form; Mescheriakov is the Russian form ... Wore No. 55 in high school ... Wore No. 5 at Georgetown ... Graduated in May 2012 with a degree in economics ... Last name is pronounced "muh-SHARE-uh-kov".

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