Maine Men’s Basketball Adds Two Transfers
Two transfers have signed National Letters of Intent to play for the University of Maine men's basketball team, head coach Richard Barron announced Tuesday.
Sergio El Darwich of Dekweneh, Lebanon and Nedeljko Prijovic of Belgrade, Serbia, who were teammates at Lee Academy, will reunite in Orono.
El Darwich, a 6-4 guard, sent last season at Western Texas College and the 2016-17 season at South Dakota State. In 17 games last season, El Darwich averaged 7.5 points per game while shooting 51 percent from the floor and 42 percent from 3-point range.
"Sergio is a big, strong combo guard with a complete tool set," Barron said. "He sets up his teammates well, shoots with great range, can finish in a variety of ways at the rim and has the ability to post smaller guards. He will make an immediate impact on our team."
Prijovic, a 6-7 forward, averaged 4.2 points and 3.4 rebounds in 29 games at Texas State last season.
"Ned has great versatility with his size and length," Barron said. "He has excellent footwork and a crafty scoring ability. Ned is an excellent rebounder and a willing passer. He has great basketball IQ and will be a tremendous weapon in America East play."
El Darwich is eligible to play as a junior in 2018-19. Priovic will sit out next season due to NCAA transfer rules.