Jovan Stefanov
Jovan Stefanov



High School:
Tavares (Fla.)

Height / Weight:
6-9 / 220



Flames Begin Three-Game Road Stint at First-Place Green Bay on Wednesday

UIC led Phoenix with less than three minutes to play in Jan. meeting

2006-07 Highlights: Fifth-year senior was one of two players to start all 32 games...finished second on the team in rebounding (5.7 rpg), while ranking fourth in scoring (9.9 ppg)...enjoyed a career afternoon versus Cleveland State on Jan. 27, finishing with personal bests of 23 points and 11 rebounds...totaled 12 points, five rebounds and three assists in his final collegiate game versus Loyola in the Horizon League Tournament quarterfinals on March 2...pulled down 10 rebounds and added seven points versus UW-Green Bay on Feb. 14...totaled 19 points, six rebounds and four assists at Youngstown St. on Feb. 3...tabbed 14 points and added five rebounds against Akron on Dec. 16...scored 13 points and grabbed eight rebounds versus Wright State on Feb. 7...totaled 14 points, adding six rebounds, in a win over Youngstown State on Dec. 2...recorded 12 points and eight boards at Penn on Dec. 21...tabbed 14 points and a team-high six rebounds at Davidson on Nov. 15...tabbed 11 points, netting a trio of three-pointers, in the Flames' win over #12 Butler on Jan. 10...dished out a season-high five assists versus Murray State on Nov. 28.

2005-06 Highlights: Appeared in 30 games while making 23 starts...averaged 8.0 points and 5.6 rebounds per game...ranked fourth on the team in scoring and third in rebounding...totaled a season-best 19 points on three occasions, including versus UW-Green Bay in the quarterfinals of the Horizon League Tournament...equaled his season high with 19 points while adding eight rebounds versus Wright St. on Feb. 25th...first recorded a season-best 19 points while adding nine rebounds and four assists versus Detroit on Feb. 4th...pulled down 10 rebounds at Murray State on Feb. 18th...tabbed 11 points and six rebounds in win over UW-Milwaukee on Feb. 15th...scored 14 points at Wright State on Jan. 25th...totaled 12 points, six rebounds and a career-high six assists versus UW-Green Bay on Jan. 28th...matched his career best with 11 rebounds versus UW-Milwaukee on Dec. 31st...pulled down a career-high 11 rebounds versus Georgia Tech on Nov. 25th while adding eight points.

2004-05 Highlights: Appeared in all 29 games for UIC, earning the starting nod in 24 of four players to play in every game for the Flames...averaged a personal best 8.8 points and 5.1 rebounds per game while shooting just under 50% from the field...third on the team in total assists with 48...scored in double figures on 11 occasions, including a career-high 20 points at Wright State on Jan. 26th...enjoyed a standout season debut versus then-#3 Georgia Tech with eight points, 10 rebounds and four assists...scored 16 points on a trio of occasions - vs. UNC Wilmington (12/12), Saginaw Valley State (12/23) and Youngstown State (1/3)...netted 15 points at Duke on Dec. 14th...totaled 14 points and eight rebounds in the Flames' home win over Youngstown State on Feb. 10th.

2003-04 Highlights: Saw action in 19 games as a rookie...averaged 2.7 points and 1.7 rebounds in a reserve role...recorded three points and three rebounds in the first round of the NCAA Tournament versus Kansas on March 19th...came off the bench to post five points, three rebounds and two assists versus Butler in the Horizon League Tournament semifinals on March 6th...tabbed two points in the Flames' league tournament title game triumph over UW-Milwaukee on March 9th...made his season debut versus nationally-ranked Illinois on Dec. 30th, tallying six points versus the Illini...tabbed seven points versus UNC Wilmington on Feb. 21st...totaled seven points while pulling down six rebounds at Cleveland State on Feb. 14th...missed the first 12 games of the year due to a serious illness known as Guillain-Barre syndrome...GBS is an uncommon nervous system disorder, affecting less than 1 in every 100,000 people each year...results from nerve damage caused by the body's immune system reacting to a viral or bacterial infection.

2002-03 Highlights: Scored his first collegiate point with a free throw in UIC's loss at #10 Indiana on Dec. 7th...saw one minute of action in the Flames' win over Eastern Illinois on Nov. 24th...played two minutes off the bench in UIC's loss at Evansville on Nov. 22nd, missing his only field goal attempt...saw action in just one exhibition game, pilfering two steals in five minutes of action in the Flames' win over International Select on Nov. 14th...redshirted the rest of the season due to lingering effects of a torn ACL.

Prep/Personal: Played one season of basketball in the United States at Tavares High School in Tavares, Fla., as a foreign exchange student from Belgrade, his lone year of competition, he led the Bulldogs to a 24-5 record, averaging 21 points and 9.8 rebounds per game while shooting nearly 60% from the field...missed the Florida state playoffs after tearing the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) in his right knee late in the regular season...still earned both All-Area and All-State honors from the Orlando Journal Sentinel and Daily Belgrade, his prep team captured the Yugoslavian championship in 1999 and 2000 while finishing second in Serbia in both years....starter on the Yugoslavian Under-16 National Team that captured the European Championship in Slovenia in 1999...son of Vlada and Dragana Stefanov...born on July 22, 1983...earned his bachelor's degree in management and is now working towards his master's degree in real estate.


Total 3-Point Rebounds Year GP-GS Min/Avg FG-FGA Pct FG-FGA Pct FT-FTA Pct Off-Def Tot Avg PF-FO Ast TO Blk Stl Pts/Avg 2002-03 4-0 7/1.5 0-4 .000 0-0 .000 1-2 .500 0-0 0 0.0 0-0 0 0 0 0 1/0.3 2003-04 19-0 206/10.8 15-37 .405 2-5 .400 19-26 .731 15-18 33 1.7 20-0 7 11 2 2 51/2.7 2004-05 29-24 815/28.1 94-190 .495 17-49 .347 49-67 .731 53-94 147 5.1 77-2 48 45 7 23 254/8.8 2005-06 30-23 869/29.0 81-194 .418 13-63 .206 64-89 .719 65-104 169 5.6 73-0 73 53 7 16 239/8.0 2006-07 32-32 973/30.4 114-280 .407 27-96 .281 63-91 .692 68-113 181 5.7 94-1 47 62 10 17 318/9.9 TOTAL 114-79 2870/25.2 304-705 .431 59-213 .277 196-275 .713 201-329 530 4.6 264-3 175 171 26 58 863/7.6