From Canada To The Beach

Brad Brownell's UNC-Wilmington Seahawks are having a fine season on the recruiting trail. Earlier this week, the Seahawks landed their third commitment of the year.

The defending CAA champions are wasting little time in acquiring players from the Class of 2004. There aren't a ton of 6-11 guys hanging out at the beach these days, so for his third commitment of the season, he went north.

Vladimir Kuljanin, a 6-11 big man from Toronto (ONT) Forest Hills, picked the Seahawks. Kuljanin had been receiving interest from Central Michigan, Butler, Pepperdine, Wyoming, Ball State, Toledo and UC-Irvine.

"Vladimir is a hidden gem that just burst onto the Canadian scene about a year ago," Lorne Clark, of Hooprecruits.ca said. "At this time last year he was very raw, but has made tremendous strides. He is physically ready to play at the next level. He provides good size and strength, and plays the role of a bully in the paint. Kuljanin will have a real impact at UNC-W."

The big man ran with the Ontario Cyclones at the adidas Big Time in July. He's a fairly aggressive big man who will fight you for real estate in the paint.

Kuljanin joins a very good Seahawks recruiting class. Daniel Fountain, a scorer from Virginia is already in the mix. Dylan Grimsley, a forward from Iowa, was the first commitment in the Class of 2004.


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