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Pusica
From Serbia to Salt Lake City, a basketball journey

As the Kansas Jayhawks prepare for their opening-round NCAA Tournament game against Northeastern on Thursday at Salt Lake City, they are realizing there is no simple way to neutralize Huskies point guard Vasa Pusica.

Put a bigger man on the 6-foot-5-inch Pusica, and he’ll attack the mismatch for a drive to the...


Rebraca
UND's freshman center grew up in NBA locker rooms and yells at refs in Serbian

When UND center Filip Rebraca argues with officials, he makes sure to do so in Serbian.

"I just don't want them to hear me complain in English," Rebraca said. "They can't call (a technical) if they don't understand what I'm saying."

It's perhaps not surprising this wily move...


Balsa
In the news: Talented center lands with Florida State

Always known for having bigs, Florida State landed another good one on Friday night as Balsa Koprivica picked the Seminoles. A native of Serbia, Koprivica has been in the United States for the entirety of his high school career, and after an up and down experience the past few years, the Seminoles stuck with him and...


Simovic
In the news: Recruits to the volleyball program bring optimism

[Southeastern Louisiana University] volleyball team signed an incoming freshman and a transfer player to its 2018-2019 roster.

Junior Tijana “Jo” Simovic from Garden City Community College and freshman Amanda Caluda from Northshore High School have joined the Lady Lions for next fall. According to...


Klimek
In the news: Serbian Klimek wins women’s singles title at Edwardsville Open

Serbian tennis player Tamara Klimek had what she felt was a “solid” effort Sunday morning in winning the women’s singles championship of the Edwardsville Open tennis tournament at the Edwardsville High School tennis complex, defeating Edwardsville’s Chloe Trimpe 6-0, 6-0 to win the title.
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Bozeman
In the news: Serbian exchange student sparks Hawks boys

Andrija Martinovic looked skyward and screamed.

The Bozeman senior’s bellow echoed across Montana State’s Bobcat-Anderson Tennis Complex on Thursday afternoon after his overhead smash slammed into the net. Martinovic, who was competing in the Southern AA Divisional semifinal with partner Jackson...


Mijovic
Milan Mijovic's contribution to Marshall basketball can't be quantified

HUNTINGTON — Forget the numbers, small as they may be. Milan Mijovic’s contribution to the Marshall basketball program has been greater than most followers realize.

The 6-foot-9, 255-pound native of Serbia is playing his final two regular-season games at Cam Henderson Center, as he nears the end of his...


Plavsic
In the news: Cleveland State has a 7-foot-1 Serbian recruit

CLEVELAND, Ohio -- On the day Dennis Felton was hired as Cleveland State's new basketball coach, he said something about adding players from overseas.

I believe he mentioned it at least twice at the March 24, 2017 press conference.

Other than remembering the comment, I didn't pay much attention to it.

Then I...


Gocmanac
In the news: Serbia native now calls Macomb home

Aneta Gocmanac is a Western Illinois University sophomore, who was born and raised in Krusevac, Serbia. It wasn’t until three years ago that she had ever stepped foot in the United States. That day, which she remembers clearly, was the best and the worst day of her life.

Gocmanac had left the only life she had...


Nikolicstefanoviclakovic
In the news: Breaking down barriers with basketball

Niksa Nikolic was starting to wonder what he had gotten himself into.

Nikolic, a native of Belgrade, Serbia, was looking to further his education and improve his basketball skills. So he packed his bags and moved to Iowa, where he enrolled at Southeastern Community College.

And then it hit him like a ton of bricks....