Niko-Basket Mykolaiv (Higher League) agreed terms with 28-year old forward Maxim Nikitin (201-102kg-89). He started the season at Kryvbas (Superleague). In 20 games he had 4.5ppg and 2.3rpg this season. The last season Nikitin played also at Kryvbas (SL Favorit Sport) where in 42 games he recorded 5.5ppg and 2.5rpg. 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.
Nikitin has played previously professionally also in Russia (Elbrus Cherkessk) and Ukraine (BC Donetsk, DniproAzot and Khartsyzsk).