Djurisic is from Connecticut by way of Montenegro, a small country located between Bosnia, Serbia and Albania. He speaks fluent Serbian and English while averaging 15 points and 10 rebounds a game in high school according to Chip Towers.
The kid claims offers from NC State, Arizona State, Oklahoma State, Utah and possibly Texas...which means Fox was in the right living room. He's described as a skilled European big man who can play inside and out.
More to the point, this is what interested me. Last summer, he played with the Montenegro U-18 team in the European Championships. His team wasn't very good, but his stat line isn't too shabby across 8 games:
- 24.1 minutes / game
- 14.1 points / game
- 7.0 rebounds / game
- 54.5% on 3 pointers
- 66.7% on FTs
Not every recruit needs to be a lottery pick, but they all need to contribute. The 2003 team that was pulled from the NCAA tourney in Harrick's last season had an RPI of 5 before the NCAA Tourney. That team had:
- 1 Lottery Pick (Jarvis)
1 2nd Round Pick (Rashad)
1 Undrafted Free Agent with a solid NBA career (Damien)
1 2nd Team All-SEC player (Ezra)
As for the prime time guys like Caldwell-Pope..from what I've been reading I like our chances with Evan Nolte (SF), Jordan Adams (SG/SF) and Jarmal Reid (SF/PF). That's two guys with brothers on the team and another guy (Adams) who was deciding between us and a UT program that's about to lose their coach. If we add Shaq Goodwin (PF) and another big man to that mix, I'll be thrilled.
-- Dawgs get Verbal - ABH