Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Nemanja Zarkovic Joins Fordham

Tom Pecora fortifies his backcourt today with signing of Nemanja Zarkovic, a Canadian point guard. (Photo courtesy of Fordham University)

In an offseason where Fordham must prepare to begin life without Branden Frazier after his stellar four-year career, Rams head coach Tom Pecora took the first step in stabilizing his backcourt, confirming the signing of Nemanja Zarkovic.

A 6-3 guard by way of Sherbrooke, Quebec, Canada, Zarkovic is currently enrolled at College-Jean-de-Brebeuf in Montreal, and was a member of the Brockwood Bounce Elite team that competed against Sacred Heart and eventual CBI champion Siena last summer when the two schools toured Montreal in August before the season. He joins Eric Paschall in a recruiting class that Fordham hopes will enable the program to turn the corner after being mired in a stretch of hard times for the past two decades.

"We are thrilled to have Nemanja become part of the Fordham basketball family," Pecora said in a release. "His experience, ability to run the offense from the point guard position, and his talent to score the basketball will be a huge part of Fordham's future success."

Zarkovic is expected to compete for minutes as the point guard in a Fordham backcourt that returns Mandell Thomas and Atlantic 10 All-Rookie selection Jon Severe for their junior and sophomore seasons, respectively, as well as soon-to-be senior Bryan Smith.

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