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Nikita Meshcharakou
Nikita  Meshcharakou

Class:
RS Junior

Hometown:
Minsk, Belarus

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

Last College:
Georgetown University

Height / Weight:
6-7 / 215

Position:
Forward

Birthdate:
06/16/1988

Experience:
TR

Transferred from Georgetown University in January of 2010 ... Joined the Deacons in time for the start of spring semester classes ... Will be eligible to see game action at the conclusion of the 2010-11 fall semester ... Will have a year and a half of eligibility remaining at Wake Forest ... Athletic forward who runs the floor well ... Has the ability to knock down medium to long-range jumpers ... Multi-dimensional player who can guard different positions ... Worked as a member of the scout team in practice after he joined the Deacons in 2010.

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 ... 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 ... Wore No. 5 at Georgetown ... Majoring in economics.

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