Former Red Raider To Play Professionally for Tortona Orsi Derthona
SENIOR (2007-2008) Esmir returned to the court after a season-ending injury in his first conference game in the 2006-2007 season...played in 28 games in the 2007-2008 season and had eight starts...played an average of 13 minutes per game... averaged 2.9 ppg and 2.1 rebounds per game for the season...had a season high of 31 minutes in the win over Iowa State...scored six points, grabbed five rebounds, and blocked two shots against the Cyclones...contributed points in 20 games...had a season high of nine points against Louisiana Tech and at OSU... grabbed a career high 12 rebounds at OSU...had 12 steals during the season... Played in 15 conference games and started seven times.
Junior (2006-2007) Esmir played his first game as a Red Raider in the season opener against Sam Houston State...played 14 minutes, made 2-of-3 FG attempts, had three rebounds, an assist, a block, and a steal...played 16 games during the season and started 11 times...averaged 14.8 minutes per game with a season high of 34 minutes in his first start (vs. Gardner-Webb)...registered his season high of 17 points against Gardner-Webb making 6-of-8 FG attempts and sinking 5-of-9 free throw tries and had his best rebounding game of the year with seven boards...for the season, Esmir shot .462 from the floor (24-of-52 attempts) and .500 or better in seven games...averaged 3.8 ppg for the season and contributed points in 10 games...injured during the first conference game of the 2006-2007 season and was unable to return the rest of the year...granted one-half season of eligibility by the NCAA as a result of the season ending injury...member of the Bosnian National Team.
Junior College Played for Jim Hatfield at Gulf Coast Community College (Florida)...second player on the 2005-2006 Texas Tech roster from Gulf Coast Community College... will have two seasons with the Red Raiders...second-team all-conference as a freshman...averaged 16 points and 11 rebounds for the Commodores.
High School Graduated from Technical High School in Zenica, Bosnia.
Personal Born January 26, 1982 in Zenica, Bosnia...parents are Husein and Djemka Rizvic...has two younger brothers (Hasan and Ramo)...hobbies are basketball, reading, and soccer...graduated May, 2009.