UPEI men’s basketball adds recruit from Serbia to roster


Sheila Kerry

April 11, 2013, Charlottetown, PEI (ISN) – UPEI men’s basketball Head Coach Tim Kendrick is pleased to announce that 6’9″, 230lb, Serbian centre Stefan Vujisic has committed to attend the University of Prince Edward Island for the 2013–2014 basketball season and beyond.

“Stefan is a perfect fit for our program. His skills are solid, he has great hands and competes at a high level,” said Kendrick. “He comes to us with tremendous potential and will be a fixture in our program for years to come. He possesses a great attitude about education.”

Vujisic, whose hometown is Kragujevac, is currently attending the Luxembourg Basketball Academy (LBBA) in Germany. The academy is a development program where young talent develop their basketball skills, improve their physical capabilities, as well as strengthen their mental abilities in order to help them reach the next level. Vujisic is having a strong year, playing in nine exhibition games averaging 15.2 points per game, along with 10.3 rebounds.

“We are pleased that Stefan will become a Panther,” said UPEI Athletics and Recreation Director Bill Schurman. “We will do everything possible to have Stefan excel both academically and athletically.”

“I’m very excited and thankful for the opportunity that Coach Kendrick and UPEI have given me,” said Vujisic. “I’m really looking forward to becoming a better basketball player, as well as becoming a solid student and person. It’s my pleasure to commit to the UPEI Panthers.”