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#41 Nikola Dragovic
Position: Forward
Height: 6'9"
Weight: 225
Year: Senior
Hometown: Belgrade, Serbia
High School: Second Secondary School of Economics
Experience: 3 Letters

 

2007-08
Nikola Dragovic made 25 appearances with no starts and played 230 minutes on the season (9.2 mpg) ... he averaged 2.5 points, 1.4 rebounds, 0.2 assists and 0.2 blocks and 0.1 steals per game ... he shot 33.9 percent (20-for-59) from the field and 23.8 percent (10-for-42) from three-point range ... also shot 100.0 percent (12-for-12) from the free-throw line ... scored a career-high 12 points against Youngstown State (Nov. 12) in the opening round win of the CBE Classic ... also registered eight points, four rebounds, two assists and one block in a season-high 23 minutes in the Bruins' NCAA Tournament first-round victory over Mississippi Valley State (Mar. 20) ... tallied seven points, three rebounds and one steal in the Bruins' win over Yale (Nov. 23) ... scored five points and hauled in a career-high five rebounds and added one steal in the win over George Washington (Nov. 28) ... came off the bench at the 3:55 mark to hit a huge three-pointer at Oregon (Jan. 24) with UCLA down 71-67 with 3:21 left in the game ... the long-range basket sparked the Bruins to an 11-2 run and ultimately an 80-75 victory.

2006-07
Appeared in his first collegiate game against Michigan (Dec. 23) after missing the first 10 games of the season due to an NCAA suspension ... played in six minutes, scoring three points (1-for-3 from the field, all three-point attempts) ... played in a season-high 12 minutes in the blowout win over Oregon State (Feb. 3) registering eight points, six rebounds and an assist while draining 2-of-3 from downtown ... shot 30.0 percent (3-for-10) from three-point range on the season ... appeared in just six of the 25 games after becoming eligible, playing in a total of 26 minutes (4.3 minutes per game).

High School
Nikola Dragovic attended the Second Secondary School of Economics in Beglrade, Serbia ... SSSE did not sponsor any athletic teams ... while in high school, he was a member of three different Serbia-Montenegro National Teams ... as a member of the Under 20 Team, Dragovic averaged 11.6 points, 5.4 rebounds, 1.1 assists and 1.0 steals per game ... the Under 20 Team captured its first gold medal at the European Championships since 1998 when it beat tournament hosts Turkey 64-58 on July 23, 2006 ... he tallied 11 points and 10 rebounds (his only double-double) in the semifinal-win over Italy ... in a quarterfinal win over Slovenia, Dragovic scored 10 of his 14 points in overtime to lead Serbia-Montenegro to an 85-78 victory ... he scored 20 or more points in three of his eight European Championship games (20 vs. Latvia, 22 vs. Croatia, and 20 vs. Lithuania) ... he is very adept at shooting from three-point range ... while with the three Serbia-Montenegro national teams, he shot a combined 39.5 percent (17-of-43) from three-point range and an outstanding 84.1 percent (37-of-44) from the free-throw line ... in 2005 with the Under 18 Team, Serbia-Montenegro won gold at the 2005 European Championships ... his best game was a 19-point effort in a quarterfinal win over Israel ... he won his third gold medal at the European Championships in 2003 with the Under 16 team ... his best game again came in the quarterfinals when he had 12 points, six boards and three steals in a win over Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia ... also played club volleyball for one year.

Personal
Full name: Nikola Dragovic ... he is right-handed ... born on Dec. 20, 1987 in Podgorica Serbia-Montenegro ... his parents are Vitomir and Svetlana Dragovic ... has one younger brother, Danilo (14) and one younger sister, Ksenija (10) ... lists Kevin Garnett of the Boston Celtics as his favorite professional athlete and playing tennis as something he likes to do in his spare time ... says he chose UCLA because, "UCLA has a great basketball program and it is a great academic school in a great location" ... majoring in pre-business/economics.

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