2016 Australian guard Dejan Vasiljevic, of the Centre of Excellence, has narrowed his list of college suitors to California, Louisville, Miami, LSU and Stanford.
"Making my list of top five schools was not easy," Vasiljevic told Scout. "I have received almost 50 formal offers from D1 and D2 colleges. Bringing it down to a feasible number was a really difficult task."
To go with cutting his list to a working number, Vasiljevic has also set visit dates to all five of his finalists.
Vasiljevic will start things off with an official visit to Louisville from December 9th to the 11th. He'll then fly from Louisville to California to visit Cuonzo Martin's program and watch them play against St. Mary's on the 12th.
Vasiljevic will take his other three visits from January 8th to the 16th. He'll visit Miami from the 8th to 10th. LSU will have him on their campus from the 12th to the 14th. Vasiljevic will then close things out at Stanford from the 14th to the 16th.
"Throughout my entire recruiting process many college coaches have been flying in and out of Australia to come and visit me," Vasiljevic said. "LSU was the first, after the U17 World Championships, to fly out and see me. Coach [Johnny] Jones and coach [David] Patrick came and visited me. In the last few months I have had assistant coaches from Stanford and Miami come out."
Vasiljevic said he's been in contact with the head coaches of each school.
"Unfortunately due to the head coaches’ busy schedule and their family commitments they have not been out to Australia to visit me," he said. "However, head coaches from all five programs have called me at least once a week to check in and see how I am going. I appreciate them taking the time in checking in because this shows that I am important to not only them but their entire program."
Shortly after taking his official visits, Vasiljevic wants to make his college decision.
"I have set official visit dates and will make my college decision after the last visit is complete," he said. "I am hoping to return from Australia and have a long discussion with my family what the best fit for me is and how will it affect my family as well."
Vasiljevic competed in the 2015 FIBA U19 World Championships with Australia and averaged 13.3 points and 3.1 rebounds a game.