MSUB men sign California juco player

2014-04-17T16:30:00Z 2014-04-18T00:12:06Z MSUB men sign California juco playerGazette Staff The Billings Gazette
April 17, 2014 4:30 pm  • 

Momir Gataric, a 6-foot-5 wing from West Valley College (Calif.), has signed to play men’s basketball for Montana State Billings, Yellowjackets coach Jamie Stevens announced Thursday.

Gataric is Stevens’ first recruit for the 2014-15 season.

“We feel like Momir is a great fit for what we need right now in our program,” Stevens said. “Statistically, he had a great sophomore season. He plays to his strengths, rebounds very well for his size and is an above average shooter.”

Gataric was named to the California Community College Athletic Association’s all-conference team after averaging 19.2 points per game. He also averaged 6.6 rebounds and shot 49.9 percent from the floor, including 32.9 percent from the 3-point line.

A native of Sarajevo, Bosnia, Gataric grew up in California. He will be a junior at MSUB, carrying a 3.5 GPA.

“I chose MSUB because on my trip the coaches and players made the visit very comfortable and easy,” Gataric said. “I can see myself living here for two years.”

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