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Former FGCU men’s basketball player, Filip Cvjeticanin, signs overseas in Croatia

Former FGCU men’s basketball player, Filip Cvjeticanin, signs overseas in Croatia
Photo courtesy of Linwood Ferguson

Former FGCU men’s basketball sharp shooter, Filip Cvjeticanin has signed with KK Velika Gorica of Croatia’s A-1 Liga.

The club’s greatest success came in 2014 when, after winning the second division title, the club secured promotion to Croatia’s first division.

The 6’9 forward from Zagreb, Croatia is a recent FGCU graduate and was a part of the infamous Dunk City group.

Filip Cvjeticanin signs in Croatia

Photo courtesy of Linwood Ferguson

His junior year, Cvjeticanin utilized his medical redshirt opportunity for back surgery and came back a year later as a redshirt senior for the 2015-2016 season.

Cvjeticanin graduated ranking 3rd in program history with 182 made 3-pointers and 2nd in the Division-I program era. When he graduated he was the only player in program history to play in two NCAA tournaments and was part of three victories (2013 versus No. 2 seed Georgetown and No. 7 seed San Diego State; 2016 versus No. 16 seed Fairleigh Dickinson)

The forward is also a strong 3-point shooter with a .367 3-point percentage (182-496) and was 4th-best in program history at the time of his graduation. He played a total of 131 games which was the 4th-most in program history when he graduated.

Regular season, round one begins for the team, Oct. 8 against Jolly JBS.

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