NBPA: Varied options await Sehic

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. — He didn't arrive in Virginia expecting to dominate, nor did anyone expect him to do so, but Sehic has been steady and reinforced why he holds high Division I offers.

Managing a recruiting process can work out beautifully for the talented student, but it's rarely easy to parse the choices. More than merely choosing one program over the next, that type of prospect must assess his collegiate objectives from a far broader perspective.

Such is the case for Samir Sehic, a power forward in the process of determining his best life fit — not just basketball.

Sehic (pronounced "Say-hick") sports a 3.9 GPA and understands the dilemma he faces.

"I love basketball but I also love school," Sehic said. "What I'm looking for in a college is the best of both worlds for basketball and academics."

He's well on his way to producing numerous options. Sehic doesn't rank near the top of the camp in terms of quicks or leaping ability, but he's a strong and hard-nosed big man who scores with his back to the basket and hits some facing jump shots as well. He doesn't stand out at a camp like this yet has played within himself and limited his mistakes.

High-major programs have taken notice and appreciate his no-nonsense approach to the game.

"Iowa and New Mexico have offered," he said. "Wake Forest has been calling a lot, UConn called two weeks ago, and Stanford has also called."

Princeton and Brown are on his trail as well, presenting an Ivy League path should he opt to take it. Between those programs and Big Ten members such as Iowa — he said the Hawkeyes are the only school that definitely will receive a visit — he has his bases covered. He also has a tentative plan in mind from here on out.

"My goal right now is to set up visits after July and commit by November," he said.

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