Vujovic Signs NLI, Elorriaga Placed on Scholarship
BOISE, Idaho – Boise State men’s basketball head coach Leon Rice announced the signing of Vukasin Vujovic (VOO-kuh-sin / vu-JOY-uh-vic) to a National Letter of Intent Tuesday, in addition to placing junior Jeff Elorriaga on scholarship.

A 6-foot-9, 220-pound forward from Belgrade, Serbia, Vujovic played for S Beograd in 2011-12, the junior team of Euroleague member Partizan. He averaged 16 points on 53.0 percent shooting, in addition to pulling down 5.8 rebounds per game.

“Vukasin is one of the top power forwards in his age group in Serbia, one of the top basketball playing countries in the world,” Rice said. “We are excited about the impact he will have on our team next season.”

Vujovic played for his country’s U16 team in 2009, leading the squad to a bronze medal at the European Championships. He also played for the country’s U17 and U18 teams in 2010 and 2011, respectively.

Elorriaga, from Portland, Ore., has started 27 of his 56 games played during his first two seasons with the Broncos, including 16 starts as a sophomore in 2011-12. He led the Broncos in 3-point field goal percentage last season (.386), and his 27.9 minutes per game ranked second on the team.

His percentage from beyond the arc in his first two seasons (.385; 67-of-174) ranks 10th on Boise State’s all-time career list.

“Jeff has embodied everything this program wants to be about in his two seasons here,” Rice said. “He has sacrificed for this team, and we feel honored to be able to reward him for his hard work and determination.”

Jarrell Crayton and Drew Wiley will transfer for their final seasons of eligibility to seek more playing time.—

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