Alex Dragicevich Names Early Leaders

As one of the tallest junior shooting guards in the nation standing at 6'6" and 200 pounds, Alex Dragicevich has no trouble getting noticed on the court. His height and ballhandling skills make him one of the premier wing players in Illinois.

As one of the tallest junior shooting guards in the nation standing at 6'6" and 200 pounds, Alex Dragicevich has no trouble getting noticed on the court. His height and ballhandling skills make him one of the premier wing players in Illinois.

Dragicevich has helped lead Chicago's Glenbrook North High School to a great start to the season. Despite the loss of 6'8" Tyler Ponticelli (Brown University commit) to injury, Glenbrook North is still a formidable team. Dragicevich said, "We are a good team. Good talent. Really, really, really good coach. We are 10-4 and are going to keep rolling."

Dragicevich says he learned to be a good perimeter ballhandler playing guard his whole life. Dragicevich explains, "I was 5'10" in eighth grade and started growing. I always played point guard. I would definitely like to play guard in college, the 2 or the 3. I want to stay on the perimeter."

Dragicevich is a decent outside shooter, but can also score on the drive. Dragicevich said, "I play shooting guard. I like to make plays both as a slasher as well as a shooter. It separates me from other guys. I am a versatile guard. I have a quick release. I can pull up on guys and score in the midrange too."

A player Dragicevich aspires to play like is Nick Calathes of Florida. "I watch him a lot," Dragicevich explained. "He is 6-6 and can shoot the rock."

Dragicevich did not know his exact averages, but said he has had a lot of games over 20 points and guesses his average would be around 20 points per game. He also makes free throws 90% of the time.

Dragicevich said the schools interested in him are Miami(OH), Utah, Colorado, Oregon State, Michigan, Wake Forest, California, Marquette, Virginia, Notre Dame, St. Louis and Valparaiso. Of those, Utah, Colorado, St. Louis, and Valparaiso have offered him a scholarship.

Dragicevich indicated that he has been in contact with Miami RedHawk assistant coach Ryan Pedon.

Dragicevich said his leaders are Utah and Colorado, but he is wide open.

He has taken unofficial visits to Utah before the season started and DePaul last spring. Dragicevich said DePaul is no longer in the mix.

Dragicevich is looking for a school with a strong basketball tradition, a coaching staff he likes, and also is a good academic school. He also wants a place he feels comfortable on and off the court.

Dragicevich said he will make a decision when the timing is right. "I am not afraid to make a decision too early."

When Dragicevich is not playing basketball or sleeping, he is playing video games. Dragicevich explained, "I am a regular kid who plays video games. I am big in my gaming. Right now I am playing FIFA Soccer '09 and NHL '09."

Dragicevich maintains a G.P.A. of 2.85 and has earned a 20 on the ACT. He does not know what he would like to major in when he gets to college, but can see himself coaching basketball someday.

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