The depth of the 2017 class continues to impress with each passing day and on Tuesday it was proven again. Crown Point (IN) wing Sasha Stefanovic joined the crowd of prospects who own a DI offer as Evansville made their…
The depth of the 2017 class continues to impress with each passing day and on Tuesday it was proven again. Crown Point (IN) wing Sasha Stefanovic joined the crowd of prospects who own a DI offer as Evansville made their move to secure a top prospect from the state.
Sasha, a 6'3 wing shooter, had an impressive summer playing with EG10 2017 as a guy that brings a good amount of versatility as well as a body and game that are expanding daily. If there is one spot that the touted class of 2017 in Indiana is light on, it would be the two-guard spot. With the addition of Sasha to the guys in the class who hold DI offers, that spot seems to be improving.
“I love all the coaches and the facilities,” Sasha said of Evansville. “I really was speechless at thow much they liked me after only seeing me a couple times.”
He recently visited Evansville for their Elite Camp a couple weeks back and was one of the best players there. That helped provide even more reason for the coaching staff to offer.
“I had a lot of fun,” Sasha said of his visit down to Evansville for their Elite Camp. “I didn't really expect much going down there because they haven't seen me but they really liked me right off the bat and I enjoyed playing.”
While this is his first offer, Stefanovic still has a decent amount of other schools take a serious look at him. Columbia, Cornell, Illinois State, Princeton, and Brown have all been actively recruiting the 3.9 GPA student from Northwest Indiana. This early fall, Sasha took a long trip up to see some of the Ivy League programs.
“I loved everyone's campuses,” Sasha said of his East Coast trip. “Each one was so unique. I really enjoyed all the coaches making me feel welcome.”
Sasha is a name people have known for a while but have been waiting a bit to emerge. His father, Lou, was a standout at Merrillville (IN) High School before heading to Illinois State and then to the NBA as he was drafted by Seattle. He has it in his bloodlines to play the game of basketball and it looks as though he's taking much bigger steps lately to follow in those footsteps.