NU denies Mislav Brzoja

Mislav Brzoja was set to attend Northwestern, but that will not be possible. The three-star guard was denied admittance by NU admissions, and will be forced to pursue other opportunities.

Mislav Brzoja will not be a Northwestern Wildcat, as he had planned. The university has denied the three-star guard's transcripts.

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, Brzoja stated he intends to joinDayton if he was denied by Northwestern. However, sources tell that Brzoja may no longer be in the Flyers' plans, given UD filled its class during the lengthy decision process by NU admissions.

Brzoja chose Northwestern over offers from LSU, Marquette, Providence, Utah and Vanderbilt.

"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.

Chris Emma has covered college athletics and professional baseball for FOX Sports since 2009. He covered the Nebraska Cornhuskers for Big Red Report, and currently covers the Northwestern Wildcats and Chicago Cubs.
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