In the news: Men’s basketball: Serbian standout signs with UTSA
- Created on Tuesday, 03 May 2016 10:39
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New UTSA coach Steven Henson signed 6-foot-7 forward Mitar Stanojevic, the school announced on Monday afternoon.
Stanojevic, who averaged 18 points and seven rebounds for Irving Creating Young Minds Academy last season, also held offers from Drake and Southern Illinois. The forward signed a few days after Bishop Gorman guard Byron Frohnen inked with the rebuilding Roadrunners.
“The coaching staff and I are very pleased to welcome a great student-athlete and person like Mitar,” Henson said in a press release. “He’s a highly focused young man and someone who is very disciplined both on and off the court. Mitar is a very versatile player with great feel for the game and he will help us in many areas.”
Stanojevic’s high school program played in the Texas Christian Athletic League, which is separate from the Texas Association of Private and Parochial Schools, the state’s main governing body for private school athletics.
The Irving prospect and Serbian native could be source of offense next season for a UTSA squad that only won five games last season. From that team, no returning frontcourt player averaged more than five points per game. Junior guard Christian Wilson, who averaged 16.8 points and started in 17 games last season, is the leading returning scorer from last year’s team.
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