TORONTO, August 24, 2015 – Slan Sports Management is pleased to announce that Dejan Kravic has signed a one-year contract with Dutch club SPM Shoeters Den Bosch. The team will compete in the inaugural season of the 56-team FIBA Europe Cup league.
Kravic is coming off of his rookie professional season playing for A.G.O. Rethymno Aegean (AGOR) in the Greece A1 League. The 6’11’’ center/power forward helped AGOR to a 6th place finish in the regular season and the quarter finals of the playoffs. Kravic averaged 6.5 points, 4.7 rebounds, and 0.8 blocks in 16.2 minutes per game on the season.
Kravic was born in Mostar, Bosnia, and also holds a Serbian passport. At the age of 4, his family moved to London, Ontario, where he later attended Westminster Secondary School before starting his collegiate career at York University in Canadian Interuniversity Sport (CIS). Kravic averaged 15.6 points, 9.6 rebounds and 2.3 blocks in his 2nd year at York, ranking 1st in the Ontario University Athletics (OUA) Conference in blocks and 2nd in rebounding. Nationally, he was ranked 2nd in blocks and 5th in rebounding. That season, Kravic was named to the OUA Conference East Division 2nd Team and was recruited by Texas Tech University, where he transferred to for the remainder of his collegiate career.
In his first season in the NCAA, Kravic posted 9.0 points, 5.3 rebounds, and was 8th in the Big 12 Conference with 1.3 blocks per game. In his final collegiate season in 2013-2014, he again averaged 1.3 blocks, ranking 6th in the conference, to go along with 7.3 points and 4.6 rebounds per game. Kravic’s senior season was highlighted by an 18-point, 12-rebound performance against NCAA tournament team Oklahoma State in his final game of the season.
An excellent student during his time at Texas Tech University, Kravic was named to the Academic All-Big 12 First Team twice, as well as the National Association of Basketball Coaches Honors Court in 2013.
In the summer of 2014, Kravic was named to the Serbian National Team’s 29-man Preliminary Roster for the Federation Internationale De Basketball World Cup. That same year, he attended the Serbian National Team Training Camp.
“I am excited to play for Den Bosch this season,” said Kravic. “I want to thank the team for believing in me and seeing the qualities in me as both a person and a basketball player. I am looking forward to showcasing my talents and I will do whatever is takes to put the team in the best situation to win.”
Kravic joins SPM Shoeters Den Bosch, who were Eredivisie Champions in Holland last year, and also competed in Euro Challenge, making it to the second round.
“We are very happy to have a player like Dejan in Den Bosch,” said Sam Jones, Den Bosch Head Coach. “He’s a dynamic big man who has excellent athleticism and a high basketball IQ. With one year of experience in Europe in such a big league as Greece, this will help him coming to Holland. He’s a rim protector on defense and can score both on the inside and facing the basket on the offensive end. With Dejan’s skill set and our experienced veteran core of dutch players, I’m excited about the possibilities this season.”
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