USI MBB signs Horiuk

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Horiuk joins USI

EVANSVILLE, Ind. – University of Southern Indiana Men’s Basketball announced the signing of junior forward Oleksandr (Alex) Horiuk (Chernivtsi, Ukraine) for the 2024-25 season. Horiuk is the eighth player to sign with USI and Head Coach Stan Gouard this spring.

“We are excited to welcome Alex to the Screaming Eagle family, anticipating his significant contributions to the team and community,” Gouard commented. Alex’s future at USI promises to be both impactful and inspiring.”

Horiuk transfers to USI after playing the last two seasons at the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley. He played in 39 games over two seasons for UTRGV, averaging 2.0 points and 1.8 rebounds per contest.

Last season, Horiuk posted 1.8 points and 2.2 rebounds per outing in a two-year high 22 games, making one starts. He recorded a season-high four points on the road versus Utah Valley University and six rebounds on the road against the University of Texas Arlington.

During his freshman season in 2022-23, the 7-foot-0 forward recorded 2.4 points and 1.4 rebounds per game. He recorded a career-high 16 points and nine rebounds versus Southwestern Adventist University.

Prior to beginning his collegiate career, Horiuk finished his prep career by averaging 13.0 points, 8.0 rebounds, 3.0 blocks, and 3.0 assists per game at College Prep Academy in 2021-22. The native of Chernivtsi, Ukraine, and Citrus Heights, California, also played three seasons at Jesuit High School (Carmichael, California), posted 4.5 points and 4.8 rebounds per game as a junior and helped the Marauders to a 16-0 perfect mark in 2020-21.

The Screaming Eagles reached the Ohio Valley Conference Championship post-season in 2023-24 marking the second-straight season since USI made the transition to NCAA Division I. USI appeared in the 2023 College Basketball Invitational during its first transition year.

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