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41  Damir Suljagic
Damir Suljagic

Hometown:
Tucson, Arizona

High School:
Salpointe Catholic

Height / Weight:
6-9 / 250

Position:
Forward

Birthdate:
01/18/1986

Experience:
3 years


JUNIOR (2007-2008)

Damir completed his degree requirements for his BS Psychology in May, 2008...played in 25 games and had 17 starts during the 2007-2008 season... averaged over 18 minutes per game for the season...averaged 4.7 ppg for the year...second on the squad with 4.0 rebounds per game...established a career best of 10 rebounds in wins over OSU and at Colorado...contributed points in 20 games and elevated his career scoring performance to 13 points at CU...scored double figures in four games...had 13 blocks for the year with a career best of 4 blocks in the win over Texas A&M...his 118 points tallied this season surpassed his combined output for his freshman and sophomore playing seasons (115)...made 51-of-88 FG attempts (.580) for the season...played in each conference game (16) and had 12 starts...averaged 7.4 ppg and 4.3 rebounds per game in conference play.

Sophomore (2006-2007)

Damir returned to action in the season opener against Sam Houston State after missing the entire 2005-2006 season due to knee surgery and rehab...played 28 games and started six games during the season with an average of 9.8 minutes per game...played at least ten minutes in 11 games...had back-to-back starts at Kansas State and at Baylor - played 24 minutes in each game (season highs) with a combined 5-of-7 FG attempts, nine rebounds, five assists, three steals, and 11 points...averaged 1.5 ppg with five or more points in five games...season best of 10 points against UNLV...contributed points in 11 games.

2005-2006 Season

Redshirt season

Freshman (2004-2005)

Scored his first points as a Red Raider against UNC-Asheville...played 15 minutes, grabbed 5 rebounds, made 5-of-6 FG attempts and dropped in both FT tries for 12 points...played in 25 games...started 4 games - including 3 games in the Phillips 66 Big 12 Tournament...averaged 10.6 minutes-per-game and played at least 15 minutes in 8 games...registered season-best 12 points against UNC-Asheville and Centenary...made 33-of-58 FG attempts (.569)...averaged 2.9 ppg and 1.9 rpg for his freshman season.

High School

The 6-foot-8 senior averaged 18.5 points, 10.2 rebounds, and 2.3 assists per game at Salpointe Catholic High School in Tucson, Arizona...high school coach was Brian Peabody...named Southern Arizona Player-of-the-Year in his senior season...selected to the All-State Second Team in his final season...started four seasons for the maroon and gold Lancers (5A)...recorded personal single-game benchmarks of 24 rebounds as a junior and 30 points as a senior...selected First Team All-City as a junior.

Personal

Born January 18, 1986 in Novi Sad, Yugoslavia...son of Refik and Ruzenka Suljagic...brother is Jasmin (17)...speaks Serbo-Croatian (first language), German, and English...attended school in Austria for grades 1-5 before arriving in the USA...graduated May 2008.

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