LONDON,ON–The former York Lion, 6’11 F Dejan Kravic willl officially be heading to Rice University, joining fellow Canadian commit, Dylan Ennis.
Due to NCAA transfer rules, Kravic will sit out the 2011-2012 season, and have two years of eligibility, beginning play in 2012-2013.
“They told me they can’t wait for me to come,” said Kravic.
Rice has secured an absolute gem in Kravic, as many will witness in the near future. Last year in the CIS (Canadian University basketball) the big man posted averages of 15.6 PPG, 9.6 RPG, 2APG and 2.3 BPG.
“I think I’m going to be able to make an immediate impact especially since I have experience at the university level,” Kravic told NPH.
Kravic is a very unique talent in that he stands at 6’11 and has great court vision & passing ability. Couple this with his size, length and versatility, and you have a deadly weapon on both ends of the floor.
“My biggest strengths are rebounding and shot blocking, while on the offensive end, I’ll be able to create for others with my passing but also be able to create for myself.”
He will use his off year to further develop his perimeter game including an already solid jumper and offensive repetoire
However, Kravic understands what he’s getting into and is ready to rise to the occasion.
“The level of competition is much tougher so it will definitely be a challenge…I have to put in a lot of work to succeed at this level,” he explained.
NPH has had the pleasure of tracking this stud from his high school days and have witnessed his impressive development. What excites me most about Kravic is that he is still yet to reach his potential. With a year to refine his skills, big D will certainly engrain his name in Conference-USA with the Rice Owls when it’s all said and done!
“Sitting out the year will be beneficial for me because I can get better, stronger, faster and get used to this level without losing a year of eligibility.”