Broncos Score Big Down Under

Head Coach Leon Rice has been on the recruiting trail trying to put together his first full recruiting class at Boise State. Many already consider this class the best in program history and the commitment of SG Igor Hadziomerovic (Canberra, Australia) on Thursday may have solidified that. The newest Bronco spoke to BroncoCountry.com and offered his thoughts on why he committed to Boise State.

Head Coach Leon Rice has been working tirelessly on the recruiting trail in recent months as he tries to put together his first full recruiting class at Boise State. Many already consider this class the best in program history and the commitment of SG Igor Hadziomerovic (Canberra, Australia) on Thursday may have helped it fully solidify its spot at the top.

Numerous schools in the United States showed interest in Hadziomerovic throughout the process.

"I visited Seton Hall, Boise State, and Portland. I also spoke to UCLA, Arizona State, and St. Mary's over the phone and all of them were interested in offering me a scholarship, however, my family and I decided that Boise State was the best option for me."

Assistant Coach Jeff Linder did an excellent job of recruiting Igor and showed him exactly where he'll fit in the program. The Bronco coaching staff also flew out to Australia to visit Igor and that meant a lot to the future Bronco.

"Coach Linder recruited me. His interest level in me was real high and genuine, and they flew out all the way to Australia to see me, so that really impressed me. He was also really honest about where the coaching staff saw me fitting in the program and the way he went about things was really good."

Hadziomerovic took an official visit to Boise State in October and he believes big things are on the horizon for Bronco Basketball. He and the other commits are looking to take the program to the next level.

"My official visit to Boise State was pretty exciting, the coaching staff took me down a canoe on the Boise River, which I enjoyed, and gave me a chance to see what the city is like and what a great vibe it has! We have a lot of freshmen coming in the 2011 class so the chance to play with those guys for four years and build chemistry means we will have a chance to achieve some special things. That's what had me really excited when I was deciding that Boise State is the program for me."

Hadziomerovic (6'5, 209) put up some unbelievable numbers while playing for the Melbourne Tigers. He averaged a double-double (27.8 PPG, 8.3 APG, 11.5 RPG) and the Tigers came up just short in their quest for a state championship as they lost by only two points in the finals.

Igor will arrive in Boise following the World Championships in July. His ability to rebound and distribute the ball presents a match-up problem for opposing defenses. He can also step back and shoot the three which further adds to his versatility.

BroncoCountry.com will continue to have updates on Igor Hadziomerovic.

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