An early entry candidate for the 2008 NBA Draft. Originally an early entry candidate for the 2007 NBA Draft before withdrawing his name from consideration.
Career Highlights: Has spent his entire professional career with KK Zagreb in his native Croatia. Has competed four seasons in the Adriatic League and three full seasons in Croatia's A1 League, the country's top domestic competition. A member of the Croatian U20 National Team. Averaged 15.6 points and 8.1 rebounds at the 2007 U20 European Championships held in Nova Gorica, Slovenia. Contributed 5.0 points and 5.5 rebounds at the 2006 U20 European Championships held in Izmir, Turkey. Averaged 12.1 points and 8.1 rebounds at the U18 European Championships held in Belgrade, Serbia.
2007-08: Averaging 14.6 points and 7.8 rebounds through 15 games in Croatian A1 League regular season, playoff and Kresimir Cosic Cup play. Averaged 13.1 points and 7.2 rebounds in the Adriatic League. Scored 20 or more points four times, recording a high of 26 points on 10-for-14 shooting vs. Cibona. Contributed 14.0 points and 7.6 rebounds in 11 FIBA EuroCup games. Led the competition in field goal percentage (.663) and ranked fifth in rebounding. Posted two double-doubles.
2006-07: Averaged 12.6 points and 6.4 rebounds in Croatian A1 League regular season, playoff, and Kresimir Cosic Cup play. Registered a high of 22 points on perfect 8-for-8 shooting vs. Svjetlost. Averaged 12.3 points and 5.4 rebounds in the Adriatic League. Scored 20 or more points four times, recording a high of 23 points twice. Was named to Adriatic League All-Star Game.
2005-06: Averaged 10.9 points and 5.6 rebounds in 21.2 minutes in Croatian A1 League regular season, playoff and Kresimir Cosic Cup play. Posted a high of 22 points vs. Borik. Scored 21 points vs. Svjetlost. Averaged 5.2 points and 4.4 rebounds in 18.9 minutes a contest in the Adriatic League. Scored in double figures four times, with a high of 15 points at Zadar.
2004-05: Averaged 2.2 points and 1.1 rebounds in 6.8 minutes a contest in his first season with KK Zagreb in the Adriatic League. Appeared in one Croatian A1 League game, scoring two points.
Strengths: Grew up playing as a guard until a growth spurt moved him to the frontcourt. Skilled with short jumpers and baby hooks in his arsenal. Lacks strength though he is willing to throw his body around. Solid athlete.