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Josip Petrusic
Josip Petrusic

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Metkovic, Croatia

Last College:
Treasure Valley (Oreg.) CC

Height / Weight:
6-10 / 245

Position:
F/C


2004-05 Highlights: Was limited during his senior season after suffering a torn right ACL over the summer...appeared in eight games as a reserve center...averaged 0.6 points and 1.3 rebounds per contest...made his season debut versus Saginaw Valley State on Dec. 23rd, tallying two points and a season-high three rebounds...totaled two points and two rebounds in the Flames' win over Cleveland State on March 1st in the opening round of the Horizon League Tournament.

2003-04 Highlights: Appeared in 29 games for UIC...averaged 1.6 points and 1.8 rebounds per game in a back-up center role...scored four points and pulled down a pair of rebounds in the first round of the NCAA Tournament versus Kansas on March 19th...gave UIC a solid effort off the bench in its Horizon League Tournament title game win over UW-Milwaukee with three points, four rebounds and two assists...scored a career-high eight points and grabbed two rebounds in UIC's win over Cleveland State on Jan. 17th...pulled down a career-high seven rebounds versus Loyola on Jan. 9th, seeing a career-high 20 minutes of action...totaled two points and five rebounds versus UW-Green Bay on Jan. 24th...recorded four points and a rebound in the Flames' loss to #19 Illinois on Dec. 30th...grabbed three rebounds and picked up a steal at Detroit on Jan. 15th...tallied two points at UW-Milwaukee on Dec. 23rd...scored two points off the bench in UIC's win over Northwestern on Dec. 20th...tallied two rebounds at Texas-San Antonio on Nov. 29th...notched a season-high five points and two rebounds versus Oakland on Nov. 16th...grabbed two rebounds and dished out an assist versus Mercer on Nov. 17th...scored two points and grabbed one rebound in six minutes off the bench versus UC-Irvine on Nov. 15th.

2002-03 Highlights: Redshirted the 2002-03 season retaining two years of eligibility.

Prior to UIC: The Zagreb, Croatia, native played two seasons of junior college basketball at Treasure Valley CC in Oregon...last season at TVCC, averaged 12 points and five rebounds per game while leading the team with a .590 field goal percentage...earned all-conference honorable mention accolades in 2002.

Prep/Personal: Played on Croatian National Team though younger levels of competition, teaming with current NBA centers Bruno Sundov of the Boston Celtics and Dalibor Bagaric of the Chicago Bulls...helped Traffic School Zagreb prep team to a first-place finish in Croatia 1st League in his freshman year while aiding his squad to a third-place finish in his senior year...son of Ivanka and Vladimir Petrusic..born on July 12, 1980...majoring in math and computer science.

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