TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (seminoles.com) – Boris Bojanovsky, who averaged 22.0 points, 13.3 rebounds and 4.2 blocked shots in 2011 Under 18 European Championships, has signed a National Letter of Intent to attend Florida State University and play basketball for head coach Leonard Hamilton. He becomes the fifth member of the Seminoles’ nationally ranked recruiting class.
Bojanovsky (Slovak Republic) joins Florida State’s already-heralded class of guard Devon Bookert (Anchorage, Ak./West), guard Montay Brandon (High Point, N.C./Wesleyan Academy), forward Robert Gilchrist (London, England/Polk State Junior College), guard Aaron Thomas (Cincinnati, Ohio/Brewster Academy) to form one of the most well-rounded and top rated recruiting classes in the nation.
At 7-3, Bojanovsky is believed to be the tallest player ever to sign with the Seminole basketball program.
“We feel that Boris is a tremendous addition to our recruiting class,” said Hamilton who was named the 2012 ACC Coach of the Year. “We are very fortunate to have the opportunity to add a player from the Canarias Basketball Academy (CBA) to our program. His experiences at the CBA will allow Boris to become an asset to our team early in his career.”
Bojanovsky graduated from The Oakley School which is rated as one of the top academic institutions in Spain. He will enroll at Florida State and begin taking classes in the fall semester of 2012.
The CBA specializes in the skill development of its students and currently has 25 student-athletes enrolled at American colleges and universities. That number will grow to 39 when Bojanovsky and members of his class enroll this coming fall as members of the class of 2013.
“We couldn’t be more excited for Boris,” said Rob Orellana, Director of the CBA. “He is going to a great institution to study and play for one of the great coaches – Leonard Hamilton – in all of college basketball. Coach Hamilton and his staff have had tremendous success coaching big men. Florida State is a terrific place for Boris to flourish as a basketball player on the collegiate level.”
In averaging a double double of 22.0 points and 13.3 rebounds in the 2011 U-18 European Championships, Bojanovsky recorded a double double in all six games he played for the Slovak Republic. He led his team in field goal shooting percentage (.583 percent), field goals made per game (10), defensive rebounds (9.7), double doubles, and blocked shots (4.2). Bojanovsky totaled a high of 34 points against Switzerland and a high of 22 rebounds against Sweden during the 2011 European Championships.