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Dejan Kravic Signs To Play Basketball For Red Raiders




Dejan Kravic

Dejan Kravic has signed a scholarship to play basketball at Texas Tech University.

Aug. 31, 2011

LUBBOCK, Texas - Dejan Kravic has signed a scholarship to play basketball at Texas Tech University, announced Red Raider basketball coach Billy Gillispie.

Kravic, who holds dual citizenship in both Canada and Boznia-Herzegovina, is a 6-11, 230-pound transfer from York University in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. He has also been a part of the Canadian Basketball developmental program.

"I am excited about being at Texas Tech. I think it is a good fit for me and I am glad to be here," said Kravic. "I look forward to working with one of the top coaches around in coach Gillispie and improving my skill level."

He averaged 15.6 points, 9.6 rebounds and 2.3 blocks as a sophomore at York, which has an enrollment of 48,000 students. He ranked first in the conference in blocks and second in rebounding. Nationally in Canada, Kravic ranked second in blocks and fifth in rebounding. His efforts earned him second team Ottawa University Athletics (OUA) East Division All-Star honors.

As a freshman, Kravic averaged 13.2 points, 8.8 rebounds and 1.9 blocks for the Lions. He was selected to the OUA All-Rookie Team and named the York University all-sports Rookie of the Year. Kravic finished first in blocks and fourth in rebounding in the league. Nationally, he finished second in blocks and ninth in rebounding.

Kravic was a three-time most valuable player at Westminster High School in London, Ontario. In 2009, he led Westminster to Class AA finals of the OFSAA Championships. He was the leading scoring in the tournament. He earned All-Ontario honors for his efforts as a senior.

Kravic had been receiving interest from California, Tulane, Rice, Nevada, South Florida, Louisiana Tech, Washington and Texas before signing with Texas Tech.

Due to NCAA transfer rules, Kravic will sit out the 2011-2012 season and then have two years of eligibility remaining at Texas Tech.



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