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Ukrainian Basketball Players Anxiously Watching Homeland

Utah State center Trevin Dorius (32) looks to shoot the ball as then-Weber State forward Dima Zdor, right,  defends during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game Friday, Nov. 8, 2019, in Logan, Utah. Zdor now plays for Grand Canyon. Ukrainians playing college basketball in the United States have tried to keep up their routines as Russia invades their home country. One of a handful of Ukrainians playing college basketball in the United States, Zdor can only watch from afar as Russian troops roll through his home country, hoping his family and friends remain safe. (AP Photo/Eli Lucero, File)
Utah State center Trevin Dorius (32) looks to shoot the ball as then-Weber State forward Dima Zdor, right, defends during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game Friday, Nov. 8, 2019, in Logan, Utah. Zdor now plays for Grand Canyon. Ukrainians playing college basketball in the United States have tried to keep up their routines as Russia invades their home country. One of a handful of Ukrainians playing college basketball in the United States, Zdor can only watch from afar as Russian troops roll through his home country, hoping his family and friends remain safe. (AP Photo/Eli Lucero, File)

Phoenix (AP) -- Grand Canyon junior center Dima Zdor has tried to maintain a routine, a mix of schoolwork, practice and games. His attention for all the other hours in the day is halfway across the world.

One of a handful of Ukrainians playing college basketball in the United States, Zdor can only watch from afar in Phoenix as Russian troops roll through his home country and hope his family and friends remain safe.