into the starting lineup midway through the season, playing in all 33 games and
starting 19...aveaged 8.1 points and 3.0 rebounds a game in 22.8 minutes a
night...scored a career high 23 points in the Tars season opening win against
Southeastern (11/16/09)...scored in double-digits 12 times, including a 15 point
night in the NCAA Tournament against Barry (3/13/10)...one of the top 3-point
shooters in the Sunshine State Conference, went 52-134 (38 percent) from beyond
the arch, ranking 10th in the SSC...52 3-pointers was 15th most
in the SSC...hit two of the biggest shots of the season- scored game-winning
3-pointer in the final second against then second-ranked Florida Southern
(1/9/10) and drained a buzzer-beating 3-pointer to beat Barry in the NCAA
tournament (3/13/10)...earned spots on both the Rollins Athletic Director and
Sunshine State Conference Commissioner's Honor Rolls.
2008-09: Appeared in 29 games and scored 66
points, averaging 2.3 per game...scored a season-high 11 points on the road
against Nova Southeastern (1/17/09)...finished with 20 assists and four blocks,
while grabbing 27 rebounds...showed outside range shooting 40 percent (8-for-20)
from 3-point range.
2007-08 (Northwestern): Played in all 30 games for the Wildcats...handed
out a career-high four assists and grabbed four rebounds as the Wildcats
defeated Benedictine (11/20)...posted a career-best 12 points on 4-of-4
shooting in a win over Arkansas State (12/3)...tallied nine points, three
rebounds, three assists and two blocks against Michigan State (1/24)...scored
eight points and handed out four assists versus No. 19 Purdue (2/16).
High School: A member of the Croatian National Team,
Cibona VIP and Kaptol Zagreb ...served as captain of his KK Kaptol team in
2005...played with the Cibona junior team in 2004 and '05, helping his team to
a second place finish.
Personal: Born Nikola Baran on 12/15/1987 in
Pozege, Croatia...son of Zdravko and Nevenka Baran...major is International Business.