Vitaly Nikolaevich Potapenko (born March 21 1975 in Kiev, Soviet Union, now Ukraine) is a professional basketball player in the NBA, originally from the Ukraine. He played college basketball at Wright State University and was selected 12th overall by the Cleveland Cavaliers in the 1996 NBA Draft. Nicknamed "The Ukraine Train", he has played for the Cavaliers, the Boston Celtics and the Seattle SuperSonics.
Potapenko's career scoring average is 6.8 points per game.
On February 23, 2006, he was traded to the Sacramento Kings.