ORONO, Maine --University of Maine men's basketball head coach Ted Woodward has announced that Marko Pirovic, a 6'7" forward from Bolton, Ontario, has signed a National Letter of Intent to attend the University of Maine in the fall and play for the men's basketball team.
"We are very excited to have Marko join our basketball program," said Woodward. "Marko is a tremendous player and a great student! He has played on the elite level of Canada basketball including the Canadian Junior National team, and representing Team Canada in World competitions. He is a highly versatile player with a variety of skills on both ends of the court, shoots it, and rebounds at a strong level. He has the skills to cause mismatches on the offensive end of the floor, and the size to provide a defensive and rebounding presence across the frontline. We look forward to his addition to our program in the fall!"
Pirovic was a member of the Canadian Junior National team that finished third in the FIBA Americas Tournament last summer in Brazil. He has been a representative for Team Canada for the FIBA 3-on-3 World Cup in both 2011 (finished seventh in the world), and 2012 (finished fourth in the world) where he was the tournament's second leading scorer. Pirovic was a member of Team Ontario at both the 15U and 17U level, winning the National Championship in 2009 and 2011. He averaged a double-double and broke the finals record for rebounds in a game with 26. He recently averaged 21.7 ppg and 8.4 rpg playing for Thornlea Prep this past season.
The eligibility of all student-athletes is contingent upon admission to the University of Maine and compliance with all NCAA rules, including registration with the NCAA Clearinghouse.