ND transfer Dragicevich could land at NU
Alex Dragicevich is leaving Notre Dame and may consider a transfer to Northwestern. (US Presswire Photo / March 29, 2012)
But the school and player did not really connect during Dragicevich’s career at Glenbrook North.
High-level schools such as Colorado, Oklahoma State, Oregon State and Utah offered scholarships to Dragicevich, who chose Notre Dame. But Dragicevich is transferring after two seasons, largely because of the Irish’s bevy of impressive shooting guards.
“Based on the numbers game,” Dragicevich told the Tribune, “it’s tough to want to come back.”
Dragicevich plans to huddle with his family next week and then formulate a list of possible destinations.
Northwestern appears to have interest. If that’s the case, Dragicevich will investigate.
He knows associate head coach Tavaras Hardy but was recruited more strongly by Mitch Henderson, now Princeton’s head coach.
By the time Dragicevich was ready to commit, Northwestern had John Shurna, Drew Crawford and Alex Marcotullio plus a commitment from JerShon Cobb.
If the 6-foot-7 Dragicevich were to sit out a year and enroll at Northwestern, he’d join point guard Dave Sobolewski’s class. Guard Tre Demps and forward Mike Turner redshirted.
Dragicevich had a decent sophomore season at Notre Dame that included a 22-point effort against Pittsburgh. He averaged 20.9 minutes and 6.6 points, shooting 39.2 percent from the field and 34.2 percent from deep.
He said NU’s proximity to home is not a plus or minus.
“I’m trying to look for the best situation,” he said. “If it’s across the country, it’s across the country. If it’s closer, then it’s closer.”