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Flagler star goes pro in Europe

Mar 29, 2016

Former Flagler College men’s basketball player Ante Gospic signed with the prestigious KK Cibona (or Cibona Zagreb) club team located in Zagreb, Croatia earlier this year.??Gospic, a 6-foot-8 forward, played two seasons (2011-13) at Flagler where he earned second-team All-Peach Belt Conference honors in 2013. He is in his third season playing professional basketball.

Gospic started the season playing for KK Zabok where, in 10 games, the Zadar, Croatia-native averaged 9.8 points and 4.5 rebounds per game. Last year, Gospic was selected to the Eurobasket.com Danish Ligaen All-Bosmans Team while playing for Horsens IC. In 39 games, he averaged 10.0 points, 3.5 rebounds and 1.4 assists per game. Gospic played his first season of professional basketball for the Spanish League’s Cocinas.com.  ?

Cibona Zagreb has won 42 titles in its history, which includes two Euroleage championships (1984-85 and 1985-86). Between 1980 and 1988, Cibona won 14 major trophies (three Yugoslav League titles, seven Yugoslav Cups, the two Euroleagues and a pair of FIBA Saporta Cups.)

At Flagler, Gospic played in 46 games and averaged 14.6 points and 8.2 rebounds per game. Prior to Flagler, he played at Polk State College for two seasons. Gospic graduated from Zion Lutheran High School in Deerfield Beach, Florida.

“It means a lot to me, especially to be a part of a team like this one, which had a huge success throughout their history after a long time being out of Croatia,” he told the Flagler College Gargoyle. “It feels great to be back and play in my country.”

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