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Aleksandar Popovic
Aleksandar Popovic

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Novi Sad, Serbia

High School:
Laza Kostic

Last College:
Weatherford C.C.

Height / Weight:
6-10 / 240

Position:
C

2007-08: Started 14 of 16 games played...Averaged four points and 6.2 rebounds per game...Is the team's top returning rebounder, having grabbed 99 as a junior...Led the team in rebounding on four occasions, tallying a career-high 17 on Dec. 11 against Kennesaw State...Scored a season-high 12 points at Wagner on Dec. 12.

2006-07: Started 29 of 31 games...Averaged 5.1 points, 4.8 rebounds, and 0.7 blocks per game...Led team in total blocks (23) and field-goal percentage (48)...Scored a career-high 15 points at Kansas State on Dec. 19...Pulled down a previous career-high 12 rebounds against Charleston Southern on Dec. 23.

Previous School/Club: Played in 10 games and made 66.7 percent of his field goals at Weatherford College (Texas)...Spent a year at Notre Dame Prep. before playing at Weatherford...Averaged 12 points and six rebounds per game with the KK Voivodina club team.

Personal: Born May 12, 1985 in Vrbas, Serbia...Son of Mira and Djuro Popovic...Has two sisters, Lidija and Aleksandra, and one brother, Boris...Major is Business Marketing...Hobbies outside of basketball include eating, sleeping, and going to the weight room...Best sports moment is winning the Bolyai Cup Tournament in Hungary...Best non-athletic accomplishment is maintaining a 3.4 GPA at Weatherford College...Athletic goal for the season is to win the MEAC Championship.

Career Highs

Points: 15 (at Kansas State, Dec. 19, 2006)

Rebounds: 17 (Kennesaw State, 12/11/07)

Steals: 3 (at FAMU, Feb. 17, 2007)

Assists: 2 (at FAMU, Feb. 17, 2007)

Blocks: 3 (Stony Brook, Nov. 28, 2006)

Minutes: 40 (at Old Dominion, Dec. 8, 2007)