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Marin Maric to Transfer to DePaul

Former Northern Illinois big man Marin Maric will transfer to DePaul for his final season.  As a graduate transfer, Maric will be immediately eligible to play for the Blue Demons.

The 6-11, 250 lb. big man averaged 14.4 points and 8.4 rebounds per game for the NIU Huskies last season.

Marin originally hails from Split, Croatia and played his high school ball for one year at La Lumiere in LaPorte, Indiana where DePaul assistant coach Shane Heirman was an assistant coach at the time.

Maric had considered going to play professionally, but decided to withdraw from the NBA draft and will now play his final collegiate season for the Demons.

“(I chose DePaul because of) Coach Shane and Chicago, my host family is in Chicago,” said Maric.  “I’ve always loved the city.  I think the Big East is a perfect fit for me.  When I look at their roster, I’m a big man and I think I’ll be the perfect fit for them.”

Marin will give the Blue Demons some much needed help in the frontcourt next season.  He brings experience and leadership to the table. 

“I will bring some leadership, because I’m a fifth year senior and they’ve got a young team,” Maric said. “My voice is going to be important.  I think my experience of playing basketball in three years of college is going to be important.”

Maric will join star point guard Justin Roberts, forward Jaylen Butz, forward Paul Reed, along with transfers Austin Grandstaff and Max Strus to form next season’s recruiting class.

DePaul still has one open scholarship available for 2017 and are actively recruiting a number of targets. Stay tuned to WeAreDePaul.com for the very latest on the Blue Demons.


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