Despite the fact that Ivan's first season at CSKA (2018-19) brought all possible team titles to the basketball player, it was the third season that became the most individually successful for him. Last season, the native of Solikamsk became the solid rotation player and set personal bests in all the most important statistical categories. Particularly impressive was the guard’s progress as a long-distance shooter: his efficiency beyond the arc almost doubled, reaching an impressive 44.7%, and, as a result, there was a serious jump in the number of three-pointers made - 63 in the past season, after 31 in the previous two years in total.
Dimitris Itoudis, CSKA head coach:
In three years with us Vanya achieved a lot, he became EuroLeague champions, won other titles. But most importantly, he is a player whose progress on the court is obvious. He is ready to put limitless hours to improve, to open up every side of his talent. Whenever he gets minutes on the floor, he earns every second. This was a special year for Vanya and he showed highest professionalism. I wish him to stay healthy and continue to grow together with the team.
Ivan Ukhov, CSKA guard:
It is a great honor and great responsibility to be part of CSKA. I know that I have not yet reached my full potential, and I am ready to work to reach a new level. I am grateful to the club and coaching staff for the opportunity to prove myself and help the team fight for titles.