In the news: Talented center lands with Florida State 31 Oct 00:13
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 ultimately landed his commitment.
Along with Florida State, Baylor, Seton Hall, and several other schools were involved with Koprivica. Still Florida is the only home in the United States that he has known, and now Koprivica will stay there for college as well.
About his decision to pick the Seminoles, Koprivica said, "I just felt comfortable with this decision. I just thought it was the best opportunity for me, and fir for all aspects."
At roughly 7-feet tall with skill and mobility, Koprivica has all of the tools to be a very effective big man at the college level. He has good hands, can hit shots out to 15 feet, and also has the ability to rebound both in and out of his area. Koprivica has struggled at times with consistency, but Leonard Hamilton and his staff are convinced they are going to be able to get the best out him, and get him to his potential ceiling, which is significant.
Now at Montverde Academy, Koprivica is finally healthy and looking forward to having a big senior season. He previously was at University School in Fort Lauderdale.
This is the fourth commitment for the Seminoles in the class of 2019. Along with Koprivica, Florida State has another four-star prospect committed in wing Patrick Williams. Also junior college guard Nathanael Jack and three-star wing Zimife Nwokeji are committed to Florida State.