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#14 Sergej Vucetic
Position: Center
Height: 7'1"
Weight: 236
Year: Freshman
Hometown: Vrbas, Serbia
High School: AIM [Mich.] Prep
Experience: High School
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Honors & Awards

  • Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll (Spring 2013)

2013-14 (Outlook)
With the graduation of Brandon Ubel and Andre Almeida, there is a significant void in the Huskers' frontcourt to fill, and sophomore Sergej Vucetic (pronounced SIR-gay vu-che-tich) has a chance to be a significant contributor this winter.

At 7-foot-1, Vucetic is the second-tallest player in school history (Rich King at 7-2 was the tallest) and the sophomore has worked hard to remake his body and add much-needed strength to a wiry frame.

Vucetic provided depth to the Huskers as a freshman, appearing in 11 games, but scored just eight points and grabbed two rebounds while logging 18 minutes.  All of his points came against top-10 teams, with six points coming in a pair of appearances against Ohio State and the other basket coming against Indiana. Vucetic is an intriguing prospect, as he is a skilled big man with range that extends beyond the foul line.

2012-13 (Freshman)
Vucetic provided depth in the Husker frontcourt during his first season as a Husker. He appeared in 11 games, totaling eight points and a pair of rebounds in 18 minutes of action. He connected on his only shot and grabbed a rebound against No. 10 Ohio State in the Big Ten quarterfinals on March 15. During Big Ten Conference play, he appeared in seven contests, totaling six points on 3-of-5 shooting. After not playing for nearly a month, Vucetic hit both of his field goal attempts at No. 8 Ohio State on Jan. 3. He also played three minutes against both Illinois and at No. 1 Indiana on Feb. 13, where he scored his other basket. His most extensive action of the year came at Wisconsin on Feb. 26, when he played the final four minutes against the Badgers. He missed two games because of a knee strain suffered on Jan. 28 before returning to action in the win over Penn State on Feb. 9.

Before Nebraska
Vucetic spent the 2011-12 season at AIM Prep in Northville, Mich., where he averaged 19.5 points and 12 rebounds per game. He was a member of the CAPS All-Stars AAU team under Chris Sparks and played with an international all-star team at the Northwest Indiana All-Star Classic in April of 2012.

A native of Serbia, he played in the Nike International Junior Tournament in Paris in April of 2012 and has played for the FMP Belgrade program, considered one of the top youth programs in Europe.

Personal
Sergej is the son of Veselin and Marika Vucetic and was born on Dec. 15, 1992, in Vrbas, Serbia. He has one younger brother, Vasilije, and one younger sister Oksana. Sergej is the first 7-footer to play at Nebraska since NBA first-round draft pick Rich King in 1991. Vucetic selected Nebraska over a host of schools, including Providence, SMU, Illinois, Northwestern and Vanderbilt among others. He has not declared a major.

  Minutes  Total  3-Point  F-Throws  Rebounds   
Year  gp-gs  min  avg  fg  fga  pct  fg  fga  pct  ft  fta  pct  off  def  tot  avg  pf  fo  ast  t/o  blk  stl  pts  avg 
2012-13   11-0  18  1.6  .667  .000  .000  0.2  0.7 
TOTAL  11-0  18  1.6  .667  .000  .000  0.2  0.7 
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