Brzoja, a 6-foot-5 combo guard from Croatia, maintained a 4.0 grade point average as a student at Traders Point Christian Academy in Whitestown, IN., but had a weak GPA in his native Croatia and also had sub-par test scores.
Brzoja gave his verbal commitment to Northwestern in mid-May, but had yet to be admitted. NU's review took weeks longer than anticipated. Sources say there was much deliberation in the process.
In a May interview with PurpleWildcats.com, Brzoja stated he intends to joinDayton if he was denied by Northwestern. However, sources tell Scout.com that Brzoja may no longer be in the Flyers' plans, given UD filled its class during the lengthy decision process by NU admissions.
"I think that (Northwestern) would be a good fit for me," Brzoja said after his verbal commitment. "Their style of play is good for me. I want to play in the Big Ten."
Northwestern's current roster features seven players set for their first action with the team. Brzoja would have been the eighth.