George Blagojevic commits to the University of Hartford

George Blagojevic, the 6'8 forward out of Geelong, has committed to the University of Hartford.

George Blagojevic | Photo Credit: Militia Media

Blagojevic is expected to arrive at the West Hartford, Connecticut campus at the beginning of the 2015/2016 season and will join fellow Australians Taylor Dyson and Dougal Weir.

As a member of the Australian U19 Emus squad, Blagojevic averaged 14.4 ppg, 6.6 rpg and 1.8 apg while shooting 60.8% from the field at the FIBA Oceania U19 Championships. He is expected to be in contention to make the squad for the 2015 FIBA U19 World Championships in July.

Australian U19 Emus Squad

Blagojevic had been receiving interest from the likes of Boise State, St Mary's and Grand Canyon University but settled with Hartford University - who have been very assertive with their recruitment of Australian talent.

At 6'8, Blagojevic has great size for the small forward position and is a very capable 3-point shooter. He was one of the senior members at Basketball Australia's Centre of Excellence last year, averaging 8.8 ppg and 3.2 rpg in SEABL competition.