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Vincennes University men’s basketball team adds NCAA Division I transfer

VINCENNES, Ind. – Matija Ilic is transferring to Vincennes University from NCAA Division I Idaho State.

VU Men’s Basketball Coach Todd Franklin has added the 6-foot-7, 230-pound power forward and center to the 2019-20 roster. Ilic will be a freshman in eligibility.

At Idaho State, he redshirted with a foot injury during the 2018-19 season.

Ilic is originally from Belgrade, Serbia. He came to the United States as a high school junior and attended Utah’s Wasatch Academy, one of the top undergrad prep programs in the country.

He was a starter for a Wasatch team that qualified for the GEICO High School Nationals and reached the national quarterfinals before losing to La Lumiere.

“Matija brings real toughness and physicality to the interior for us next season,” Franklin said.

Photo credit: Idaho State

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MARCIA MARTINEZ, Sports Information Director & University Life Reporter
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