SK Cherkasy Monkeys (Superleague) strengthened their roster with addition of 22-year old point guard Igor Boyarkin (182-84kg-95, agency: New Trend Agency). He started the season at Kryvbas (Superleague), but the team withdrew from the league in Jan.'17. In 21 games he recorded 12.4ppg, 3.1rpg, 5.6apg and 2.0spg this season. The last season Boyarkin played also at Kryvbas (SL Favorit Sport) where in 44 games he averaged 8.8ppg, 4.0rpg, 5.3apg (top 4) and 1.8spg (in top 3). He helped them to end the regular season as a second best team in the league. They also played in the Cup final. They also advanced to the league semifinals. Great season indeed as he was voted to Eurobasket.com All-Ukrainian SL Favorit Sport Honorable Mention.
Boyarkin represented Ukraine at the European Championships U20 in Lignano Sabbiadoro (Italy) two years ago. His stats at that event were 9 games: 4.3ppg, 3.0rpg, 3.0apg, 1.8spg.
Boyarkin has played previously for four other teams: BC Donetsk, Hoverla, BK Donetsk 2nd team and BK Dnipro-2 Dnepropetrovsk.