NIU host Rockford University to tipoff 2013-14 season
Summer 2014: Appeared in all 10 games for Croatia at the FIBA Europe Under-20 Championships in Greece ... Helped Croatia to a fourth-place finish ... Averaged 7.1 points and 4.8 rebounds per game ... Shot 61.7 percent from the field (29-of-47) and 72.2 percent (13-of-18) from the free-throw line ... Scored 22 points and grabbed 17 rebounds in a second round victory over Israel (July 14).
2013-14: Appeared in six games ... Averaged 3.0 points and 2.5 rebounds per game ... Shot 66.7 percent (8-of-12) from the field ... Scored a season-high 12 points with a season-best seven rebounds against St. Joseph's (Ind.) (Nov. 24) ... Suffered a broken foot prior to the Dartmouth game (Dec. 5) and missed the remainder of the season.
International: Competed for Croatia at the 2013 FIBA U19 World Championships in Prague, Czech Repbulic ... Averaged 6.1 points, shooting 55.6 percent from the field, and 3.6 rebounds per game while appearing in all eight games for Croatia ... Scored 18 points, including 8-of-8 shooting from the field, against China in the final game of the tournament as Croatia finished eighth.
Prep: Spent one season at La Lumiere School in LaPorte, Ind., averaging 10.2 points and 6.3 rebounds per game ... Helped La Lumiere to a top-five national academy ranking from MaxPreps ... LaLumiere earned a bid to the National High School Invitational and finished the season with a 27-6 record.
Personal: Born on February 21, 1994 in Split, Croatia ... Son of Sinka and Zdravko Maric ... Majoring in Kinesiology.