BK Ventspils (LBL) signed 31-year old Ukrainian ex-international forward Denis Ikovlev (200-98kg-86, college: Nevada). He played recently at Betaland Cdo in Italian Serie A, but left the team earlier this month. In 19 games he had 8.3ppg, 4.2rpg, 1.5apg and 1.0spg this season. Ikovlev also played 15 games in Basketball Champions League where he recorded 6.8ppg, 3.6rpg, 1.5apg and 1.1spg. The last season he played at PGE Turow in Polish TBL. In 31 games he averaged 11.1ppg, 3.3rpg, 3.0apg and 1.0spg. Ikovlev helped them to make it to the Polish Cup Semifinals.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others his team made it to the Polish final in 2015. Ikovlev was also voted Eurobasket.com Ukrainian Superleague All-Domestic Players Team back in 2013. He was a member of Ukrainian Senior National Team back in 2013.
Ikovlev has played also professionally in Romania (Steaua CSM EximBank Bucuresti), Poland (Slask) and Ukraine (Budivelnyk, BC Dynamo-2 Odessa, Zaporizhye, Khimik and BC Donetsk).
He attended University of Nevada until 2007 and it is his eleventh (!!!) season as a professional player.