RC Men's Basketball BIO
33 Nikola Baran

2009-10: Moved 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.

Position: Center/Forward
Height: 6'7"
Weight: 225
Year: Senior
Hometown: Zagreb, Croatia
High School: Kaptol Zagreb
Other College: Northwestern
Experience: Transfer
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