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Drafted by: Chicago, Round: 1, Pick: 24
Weight: N/A lbs.
BirthDate: Feb. 7, 1980
An early entry candidate for the 2000 NBA Draft. Began career playi ng for Karlovac in 1995-96 as a 16-year-old. Switched to Benston Zagreb for the 1996-97 season and stayed two seasons with the team. Played the 1998-99 season for Cibona Zagreb before returning to Benston for 1999-00 season. A member of the Croatian Junior National Team at the 1998 European Junior Championship, where his team earned a silver medal. At the 1999 World Junior Championship, helped Croatia earn a bronze medal. Highlights in Croatia
In first season of meaningful playing time in Croatian League, averaged 18.3 ppg and 10.4 rpg. Shot 59 percent from the field. Had 37 steals in 22 games. Played in the Croatian All-Star Game. Playing for Cibona Zagreb in 1998-99, helped team to Croatian League championship.