33 - Duro Bjegovic|
|Previous School:||Highland JC|
Appeared in all 28 games, including 14 starts…finished with averages of 9.2 points, 5.4 rebounds and 0.5 steals per game while shooting 40.9 percent (97-237) from the field and 36.2 percent (38-105) from the three-point line…was the team’s third-leading scorer, and second-leading rebounder…the 38 three-pointers were also second most on the squad…scored in double figures 12 times, including each of the first five games of the season…had a team-high two double-doubles, including an 11-point, 15-rebound performance at Idaho State…the 15 rebounds were a career high and tied for the sixth best single-game output in Sacramento State’s Div. I history (1991-pres.)…played at least 20 minutes in all but one game…scored a career-high 21 points, including five three-pointers, on Senior Night against Weber State…converted at least one three-pointer in 12 straight games (Dec. 21-Feb. 3), the longest stretch by any Hornet during the season…improved his numbers to 9.9 points and 5.7 rebounds per game against Big Sky Conference competition…the rebounds were the 13th best mark in the league…his career .395 three-point percentage is the third best mark in school history.
Appeared in 28 games, including four starts…averaged 7.4 points and 4.0 rebounds per game while shooting 48.7 percent (74-152) from the field, 46.8 percent (22-47) from the three-point line and 69.1 percent (38-55) from the free throw line…the three-point percentage was the best mark on the team, and the best single-season mark (min. 20 makes) in Sacramento State’s Div. I history (1991-pres.)…if he had enough attempts to qualify, the three-point percentage would have ranked as the best mark in the Big Sky Conference…after scoring in double figures just once in the team’s first 13 games, he tallied double figures in 10 of the last 15 games…during that 15-game stretch, which coincided with the start of the new year, Bjegovic averaged 9.9 points and 4.4 rebounds per game while shooting 51.9 percent (54-104) from the field and a blazing 53.1 percent (17-32) from the three-point line…posted a double-double (17 points, 12 rebounds) in win at Idaho State…the 17 points were tied for a season high and the 12 rebounds were a season best…scored at least 16 points on five occasions, including 17 at Portland State, 16 vs. Seattle, 16 at Northern Arizona, and 16 at Montana State…thrived on the road during the season, averaging 9.4 points on .563 (45-80) shooting from the field and .571 (16-28) from the three-point line when playing on an opponent’s home floor.
Prior to Sacramento State
Played his sophomore season (2008-09) at Highland Community College in Freeport, Ill., and his freshman year (2007-08) at Missouri State-West Plains…as a sophomore, he was the starting power forward for a Highland team that went 31-6 overall, placed seventh at the NJCAA Men’s Div. I National Basketball Tournament and won the District IV, Region IV and Arrowhead Conference championships…one of four players from that Highland team to sign with an NCAA Div. I program…a first team all-conference selection after averaging 11.1 points and 5.9 rebounds per game…in addition, the left-hander shot 58.6 percent (143-244) from the field and 40.5 percent (15-37) from the three-point line…named to the region all-tournament team…as a freshman at Missouri State-West Plains (where he backed up Paul Carter, who played for Minnesota), Bjegovic appeared in 26 games while averaging 12.1 minutes, 4.0 points and 2.7 rebounds per game…shot 45.6 percent (36-79) from the field and 39.1 percent (9-23) from the three-point line.
A 2007 graduate of Decatur Christian High School in Illinois…played one year of basketball at Decatur after moving from Croatia to the United States in 2006…missed a good portion of the season with injury.
Born March 1, 1988…parents are Milan and Ljiljana Bjegovic…a communication studies major who is on pace to graduate in the summer of 2011…played five years for the KK Split club team in Croatia, and won a Croatian national championship with that squad in 2003…was also a member of both the under-16 and under-18 Croatian national teams.