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By Paul Delaney
Staff Reporter 

The Bliznyuk's brotherly love


March 29, 2018

Contributed photo EWU

Dima Bliznyuk, mother Lyudmila Bliznyuk, Bogdan Bliznyuk and girlfriend Ashlee Vaoifi and EWU mascot, Swoop at Senior Day at EWU. It was the completion of one incredible journey for the Eagles and Big Sky Conference's all-time leading scorer.

One of the best basketball stories in recent times at Eastern Washington University might never have happened had it not been for some true brotherly love.

Bogdan Bliznyuk needs no reminders of what brother Dima has sacrificed to see him come from off most everyone's recruiting radar to becoming both EWU's and the Big Sky Conference's all-time leading scorer with 2,169 points.

On the March 5 EWU Coaches Show in Cheney, hosted by broadcaster Larry Weir, Dima Bliznyuk shared a tale that if it did not bring at least some semblance of a tear to one's eye then nothing will.

He not only stole the...

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