Bronco Men's Hoops Signs Three
BOISE, Idaho – Boise State men’s basketball head coach Leon Rice announced the signing of three student-athletes to valid National Letters of Intent, Wednesday. Kenny Buckner, Jarrell Crayton and Igor “Iggy” Hadziomerovic will each join the Broncos for the 2011-12 season.

“We are very excited to coach and develop this class,” Rice said. “Although this is a very diverse group, they share a common love for the game and a desire to improve. They are high-character young men who care about their teammates and this program. Bronco Nation will enjoy watching them in the years to come.”

Buckner, a 6-foot-9, 250-pound post from Washington, D.C., played for the College of Southern Idaho each of the last two seasons and will join Boise State for his junior season.

As a sophomore, Buckner played an instrumental role in leading the Golden Eagles (33-4) to the National Junior College Athletic Association National Championship, averaging 10.8 points and 10.0 rebounds per game during the tournament. During the 2010-11 season he ranked third on the team in scoring (11.7 ppg) and led the team in rebounding (9.5 rpg) en route to first-team All-Region 18 honors. He was also named to the NJCAA All-Tournament Team and was listed among Van Coleman’s top NJCAA prospects. During Buckner’s freshman campaign, he led the Golden Eagles in field goal percentage (.593) and ranked second in rebounding (8.2).

Crayton, a 6-7, 210-pound power forward from Omaha, Neb., played for Sheridan College (Sheridan, Wyo.) each of the last two seasons, and will join the Broncos as a junior.

During his sophomore season, Crayton led the Generals in scoring (15.4 ppg) and rebounding (7.6 rpg), leading his squad to the championship game of the Region IX Tournament. He was named All-Region IX First Team as a sophomore, and was also named first-team all-conference as a freshman. During his debut campaign Crayton started each of the Generals’ 34 games, scoring 11 points per game and pulling down seven rebounds per game, ranking third and second on the team, respectively.

Hadziomerovic, a 6-4, 200-pound guard from Melbourne, Australia, will join the Broncos as a freshman.

He was a scholarship holder at the Australian Institute of Sport, and will represent Australia’s U19 National Team at the World Championships in Latvia this summer. Hadziomerovic averaged 23 points and five assists per game for the Victoria State squad that won the U20 National Tournament.

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