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Flyers' Gavrilovic To Earn His Degree, Will Decide About Transferring Or Turning Pro In France

DAYTON – University of Dayton forward/center Alex Gavrilovic will graduate this summer with the intention of either transferring and playing immediately at another Division I institution or playing professionally in France, the University announced today.
If Gavrilovic, a political science major from Strasbourg, France, chooses to play collegiately next year he will be taking advantage of the NCAA graduate transfer waiver that permits a student-athlete who has earned his degree to complete his eligibility at another institution without sitting out.
In his three years at Dayton, the six-foot-nine big man played in 67 games, averaging 3.0 points and 1.9 rebounds while shooting .571 (84-147) from the field.  In 2013-14, he played in 15 games, with numbers of 2.3 points and 1.4 rebounds a game, and a .625 FG% (15-24).  He played a critical four minutes in the first half in UD’s Sweet Sixteen win over Stanford, grabbing two rebounds after missing the previous seven games.
“Alex and I met this week regarding basketball and his future in general,” Flyer head coach Archie Miller said.  “After obtaining his degree this summer he is going to explore all options for his basketball career, whether that would be at another university or deciding to turn pro back in France.
“Alex leaves our program on great terms.  He is a special, special person.  Someone who loves his teammates, classmates and coaches.  We are excited he is earning his degree from the University and ready to help him in any way we can in his future endeavors.”
Dayton just finished a 26-11 season that landed the Flyers in the NCAA Elite Eight.  UD returns three starters from that team, including leading scorer Jordan Sibert (12.2 ppg.) and forward Dyshawn Pierre (11.2).Flyers' Gavrilovic To Earn His Degree, Will Decide About Transferring Or Turning Pro In France

Friday, April 4 2014, 03:25 PM EDT

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