Joel Embiid to be replaced at Kansas by 16 year old Euro prodigy

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The Kansas Jayhawks are set to lose some of their biggest names to the NBA this summer with both Andrew Wiggins and Joel Embiid preparing to be drafted June 26 after one year with the team.

The Division I school is not sitting back and admiring their handy work however, with Kansas today confirming 16-year-old prodigy Sviatoslav Mykhailiuk has committed to play for the school next season.

Before you think that the soon to be freshman is unlikely to be seen around the starters roster anytime soon, Jayhawks' head coach Bill Self is confident the 6' 8" shooting guard can make an immediate impact:

"He is 16 years old...but his skill level, knowledge and aptitude for the game are way beyond his years.

"I think that he will be an immediate impact guy," explained Self Thursday.

Mykhailiuk will not arrive in Kansas until the fall semester as he plans to compete for his native Ukraine this summer, but he is predicted to make a big impact when he does with one ESPN analyst rating him as a top 10 high school prospect should he have been competing in the US.

The young prodigy will turn 17 before he first takes to the hardcourt for UK but will have to spend at least two years in college before contemplating the pro league due to his age.

You can check out his highlights in this video courtesy of City League Hoops TV.

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