Player Profile: F Sasa Borovnjak

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Not Much of a Past

Sasa Borovnjak as a freshman only played in 18 games and had a high of 6 points and 13 minutes. He mainly played as a distant option behind Jeff Brooks, Andrew Jones, David Jackson, and Andrew Ott. Basically I am trying to say that we can’t glean much information about his play from his young Penn State career. He was mainly used as a third-string bench player whose bulk minutes came during temporary injuries or in garbage time. What we do know about is Sasa’s celebrated high school career. Sasa played his high school ball in North Carolina and finished his senior season averaging 26.1 points per game, while scoring 41, 33, and 27 points against some of the best high schools in the nation including the 33 point effort coming against Oak Hill Academy. If you couldn’t tell by his name, Sasa is from Belgrade, Serbia, and spent a year playing in the Adriatic League in 08-09 for Vojvodina Srbijagas (try saying that one time fast). The Adriatic League can be considered part of the Euroleague, which has enticed some players away from the NBA and produced such players as Manu Ginobilli and Vlade Divac. Not saying Sasa will be them or that the Adriatic League is the top of the heap, but you get the idea of the competitiveness of the leagues. In the Adriatic League, Sasa averaged over 12 points and 6 rebounds.

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