NIU looks to repeat last season's first round upset of the Eagles
2012-13: Redshirted following transfer from Sacramento State.
2011-12 (at Sacramento State): Appeared in 16 games, including three starts...averaged 1.3 points, 1.0 rebounds and 5.1 minutes per game...started the first three games of the season...had a season-high four points and two rebounds in 13 minutes at Washington State...had five blocked shots, including two against Cal Maritime...shot .714 (5-7) from the free throw line.
2010-11 (at Sacramento State): Appeared in 17 games, including one start...posted season averages of 1.9 points and 1.5 rebounds per game...shot 46.2 percent (12-26) from the field...picked up his lone start of the season at Washington State...season high of 12 points came against Bethany, and season-high six rebounds came against William Jessup.
Prior to College: A 2009 graduate of Saint Laurence High School in Burbank, Ill...also played one season (2009-10) for Wilbraham & Monson Academy in Wilbraham, Mass., a one-year, postgraduate private school...was a third team all-Western New England Conference selection after averaging 12.1 points and 8.2 rebounds for a Wilbraham & Monson team that posted a 15-7 record in 2009-10...played four years for Saint Laurence High School...as a senior in 2008-09, he was a first team all-area, all-Chicago Catholic League and team MVP after averaging 18.4 points, 9.1 rebounds and 2.5 blocked shots per game...that season, he averaged 6.2 trips to the free throw line per game, and converted on 111 of those 167 opportunities...scored in double figures in 22 of 27 games, including five games with at least 20 points...also had eight double-doubles, and blocked at least three shots on 16 occasions.
Personal: Born Sept. 15, 1991...parents are Momo and Denise Rakocevic.