The Ukrainian Ruslan Otverchenko, former player of Bàsquet Manresa, dies at the age of 33


The Ukrainian shooting guard Ruslan Otverchenko has died at the age of 33 due to heart problems, his former team, Bàsquet Manresa, and the ACB have confirmed.

“Ukrainian journalist Oleksandr Proshuta reports the death of Ruslan Otverchenko. We are shocked. Rest in peace, Ruslan,” the Catalan entity said.

“This Sunday, January 15, the sad news of the death of Ruslan Otverchenko at the age of 33 due to a heart problem has been known. The ACB wishes to convey its deepest condolences to the family, as well as to the many friends he left behind. during his career”, added the ACB.

Otverchenko, born in Ulan Bator (Mongolia) in 1990, spent almost his entire sports career in Ukraine, which he only left in the 2015-16 season to play for Bàsquet Manresa; He played 32 games with the Manresa team, in which he averaged 5.3 points, 1.4 rebounds and 0.8 assists.

The escort also played for BC kyiv, BC Donetsk, Budivelnyk, Cherkaski Mapvi, kyiv-Basket and Promety.