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Nemanja Zarkovic Signs Men’s Basketball Letter of Intent with Fordham University

International guard to join Rams in 2014-2015

Bronx, NY (April 16, 2014) - Fordham University men’s basketball head coach Tom Pecora announced the signing of guard Nemanja Zarkovic (Na-MON-ya Zar-co-VITCH) (Sherbrooke, Quebec/Collège Jean-De-Brébeuf) to a National Letter of Intent for the 2014-2015 season.

“We are thrilled at Fordham University to have Nemanja Zarkovic become part of the Fordham basketball family,” said Pecora. “His experience, ability to run the offense from the point guard position and his talent to score the basketball will be a huge part of Fordham’s future success.”

A 6'3", 185-pound point guard, Zarkovic  is currently a senior at Collège Jean-De-Brébeuf in Montreal, a school founded by the Jesuits in 1928, where he plays for head coach Mike Chmielewski. Zarkovic, rated sixth among Canadian high school players by Hoopstars Canada, led the team to the provincial championship on April 6, scoring 34 points in the championship game win over Champlain Lennoxville.

Collège Jean-De-Brébeuf played United States prep school powers Bridgeton Academy and Brewster Academy last month in New Hampshire, defeating Bridgeton and falling to Brewster by just eleven points.

Zarkovic, a native of Serbia who migrated with his parents to Canada in 1998 speaks three languages (Serbian, French and English) and has experience playing against NCAA opponents. As a member of the Brockwood Bounce Elite he faced four division one teams during summer tours in 2013, averaging 20.5 ppg against the four, including 26 points versus Sacred Heart and 22 in a game with Siena.

“I’m very excited to have this great opportunity to attend Fordham and help get the basketball program back on track,” said Zarkovic. “I think it’s a very good fit for me both athletically and academically and I really like the coaching staff.