Team Member Information
Oleksiy Pecherov was born on December 8, 1985 in Donetsk, in the Soviet Union. Oleksiy Pecherov stands at 7 feet tall and weighs in at 232 pounds making him the ideal size for professional basketball. Oleksiy Pecherov started his basketball career in the European Leauges playing for 2 teams in the Ukraine before playing with the Paris Basket Racing for the 2005-2006 season.
In 2006 Oleksiy Pecherov came to the United States to play in the NBA. In the 2006 NBA Draft, the Washington Wizards selected Oleksiy Pecherov with the 18th overall pick. In July 2007, Oleksiy Pecherov signed his contract with the Washington Wizards and officially became an NBA player.
On June 23, 2009 Oleksiy Pecherov along with other players and a first round pick were traded to the Minnesota Timberwolves for 2 other players. Oleksiy Pecherov officially was added to the Minnesota Timberwolves roster for the 2009-2010 season. The Minnesota Timberwolves are eager to see him develop his skills as a rebounded and a force under the hoop.
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