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by: Kris Gardner, United States Basketball Writers Association member. Credentialed media member since 1997. USBWA approved online journalist. Voter of Katrina McClain, Naismith, USBWA, and Wooden awards.

Dejan Kravic to transfer to the Rice Owls

News and info about the Rice Owls from 2011

August 31, 2011 --

Dejan Kravic, a 6'11" big man, has decided to transfer from Toronto's York University to play Division I basketball at Rice University.

The Houston Chronicle and website Flagrant Fouls reports Kravic will join the Owls this season; however, due to the NCAA's rules regarding transfers, Kravic will sit out the 2011-2012 season. Kravic will have two years of basketball eligibility after this season.

Kravic played two seasons at York University; and, he 15.6 points, 9.6 rebounds, 2.3 blocks, and 2.0 assists per game last season for the York Lions.

"What stood out with Rice was that it's an emerging basketball program and a top notch academic school,” said Kravic. “When I went on my visit, I felt a good vibe with the coaches and players, and I really enjoyed the campus and the city of Houston."

Kravic and his family moved to Canada (London, Ontario) from Bosnia in 1995 when he was four years old. Miodrag Rakic of EuroHopes.com writes Kravic "has some unique ball-handling and passing skills and the ability to shoot from the outside despite a quite strange shooting mechanics."

Rakic adds Dragan "works out an hour and a half per day (including warms-up and cool-down), 6 times a week, focusing on developing size, explosiveness and quickness, varying his program to fulfill each of those needs."

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