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Marko Gujanicic commits to George Mason

George Mason Basketball: Marko Gujanicic commits to George Mason

Sunday, January 29, 2012

Marko Gujanicic commits to George Mason

Recruiting prospect Marko Gujanicic recently attended a George Mason home game and with him currently being in California we knew it was probably a big deal. Turns it out he has verbally committed to come play for Paul Hewitt next season. A few people close to the program have emailed me this and there is talk at CAAZone as well. Gujanicic is a 6'8" forward currently playing at Stoneridge Prep in California but is originally from Serbia. He caught the coaching staff's eye when he played against the USA U19 team that Paul Hewitt coached over the summer. He isn't a post player but has great shooting range and excellent passing skills. He also drives to the basket with authority and certainly seems like he would fit into what the Patriots are doing now. Here is a video from one of his recent high school games, Marko is #40:

He could definitely create some interesting mismatch problems in the CAA, especially if he is an effective outside shooter at the Division I level. With him playing professionally overseas he will be a bit older than your average freshman, he turns 20 this September. This situation reminds me of when the Patriots brought in Vlad Moldoveanu, a Euro player with similar type experience. I felt Larranaga and his staff really didn't use Vlad properly and as a result he transferred to American. Hopefully Paul Hewitt has a better plan in place for this kid.



Anonymous GMURULES said...

I like this pick up.  We are going to have really good height next year.  We have usually played with no center and 3 guards.  Now with Okoloji and Gujanicic, both at 6'8",  Gray, Arledge, Williams, Copes, we will can play with 3 forwards and will create a lot of mismatches, esp. in the CAA.  I like the height, athletic and shooters coming to Fairfax.  Hewitt has done well recruiting. 

2:57 PM  
Anonymous Dan said...

If Bryon Allen, Corey Edwards, Marko Gujanicic, Anali Okoloji and Erik Copes are ever on the floor together, that's got to be the All-CAA vowel team

3:34 PM  
Anonymous Taylormade703 said...

Anali will be NCAA Vowel Player of the Year next season.

4:03 PM  
Anonymous gmuhoops said...

Thank god for YouTube or else I wouldn't know how to pronounce Anali or Marko's last name haha

5:46 PM  
Anonymous Good said...

Do not forget the sharp shooter coming from Fairfax, Patric Holloway. In addition, S. Wright is also a very talented player, he is capable of doing clutch plays.

8:29 PM  
Anonymous hugh said...

Have we used up all the scholarships for next year? If so, does that mean we have no more scholarships to offer for the following year as well?

9:42 PM  
Anonymous Flex said...

I'm really excited for this pick. He's great with the ball and seems to do a lot of things well. He will have to get much better at coordinating his feet when he has the ball so that he doesn't travel though. Watch at 8:35 and again at 1:01:15 on the video. I had a good laugh

10:55 PM  
Anonymous Someguy said...

The two transfers (Luke and Wack) were used up by Anali and Copes.  3 graduating and two commitments (Patrick and Marko).  1 scholarship left, assuming nobody else transfers.

8:05 AM  
Anonymous gmuhoops said...

They might hold on to that last scholarship and use it for 2013 recruit, since they won't have any seniors next season.

8:24 AM  
Anonymous Dsnead44 said...

This guy is a average at best. He doesn't hustle back on defense, he can't rebound, he almost got dunked on and didn't hit many shots in this highlight that I watched. I hope they teach him how to use his body in the post and that inform him that he won't be bringing the ball up the court.

4:58 PM  

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