Official confirmation can not come from the University or the coaching staff until details have been finalized, but it is believed that an official announcement will come sometime Saturday afternoon. Coaches cannot comment on recruits, but one player let it slip that "help" was on the way.
While speaking to reporters Channing Frye was asked about the possibility of getting some help on the front line and said that he'd "welcome anything positive for our team." He quickly backtracked and kept referring to Radenovic as "him" or "help" while making quotation marks with his hands.
Radenovic played club ball in Serbia and wants to come to America to bolster his chances of getting to the NBA. Not only does playing for Lute Olson aid one in getting noticed by NBA scouts, but it allows him to avoid signing a pro contract overseas that would postpone his entrance to the pros.
He attended high school in Serbia where he graduated with a 3.4 GPA. He took the TOFEL, a test for international students, but also passed both the SAT and ACT in October. He's been described as being very intelligent and speaks English very well.
As a player he's a somewhat typical European big man. He can stroke the three-pointer, but also has a nice array of post moves. Unlike some big men from overseas, we've been told that he's not afraid to bang down low.
One scout compared him to former Wildcat Rick Anderson in terms of offensive ability. Unlike Anderson he's much quicker and can get out and guard players on the perimeter. He's got very quick feet and is quite athletic.
We've been told that he is good enough to come in and make an impact by the end of the season. He's been well coached and should have little trouble picking up the system.
Expect Radenovic to make his debut on December 28th. We've learned that he will have to sit out the San Diego State game due to his participation in a tournament in Serbia. Although he played for a club team that fed to a pro team in Serbia, Radenovic has never signed a pro contract that would affect his eligibility.
His father is an importer back in Serbia and apparently imports fish from all over the world into Serbia.
We've heard that Radenovic will arrive in Tucson Wednesday evening but cannot move into on-campus housing or join any team functions until Saturday.
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