Vuk Ivanovic Athlete Profile

#10 Vuk Ivanovic

Vuk Ivanovic
Positions: Forward, Center Height: 6-10 Weight: 250 Roster Years: 2005-2008 Hometown: Pancevo Last School: Seton Hill

Personal

Parents are Branislav and Bojana Matorkic Ivanovic ... has one brother ... father played professional basketball in Serbia and Montenegro and mother played professional handball and was a long jumper ... started playing basketball with his dad when he was 10 years old ... sports hero is Michael Schumacher ... enjoys Formula 1 Racing, chess, ping-pong and playing the piano ... recruited by USC, Pepperdine, Southern Mississippi and Colgate ... genetics and biotechnology major.

Before BYU

SETON HILL UNIVERSITY): Earned All-American Mideast Conference Honorable Mention recognition last season while averaging 8.9 points and five rebounds and shooting 56 percent from the floor ... helped Seton Hill, an NAIA school in Greensburg, Pa., achieve a 20-8 record and 10-4 conference mark and advance to the AMC Championship game in only the program's second year of existence ... career high of 29 points ... named to the Dean's List in 2004.
UROS PREDIC HIGH SCHOOL: Led his team to the state and regional championships his senior year, earning state MVP honors (national championships cancelled due to financial instability) ... received straight A's all four years ... also played for the Red Star national basketball team in Serbia and Montenegro.

Summary

Vuk Ivanovic is a 6-foot-10 forward/center from Pancevo, near Belgrade, Serbia. After redshirting in 2005-06 due to transfer rules, he played in 39 games as a Cougar. A skilled big man, he averaged 2.2 points and 2.2 rebounds per contest in 24 games on BYU's 2006-07 Mountain West Conference Championship team. He was selected to play on the Serbian National Team during the offseason prior to his senior campaign. In 2007-08, Ivanovic played in 15 games, averaging 3.3 points and 2.4 rebounds, before suffering a season-ending injury just after the first of the year.

Stats

CAREER HIGHS
POINTS: 10 vs. Jackson St. (2008), vs. Western Oregon (2007)
FG MADE: 4 at LBSU, vs. Jackson St. (2008), vs. WOU (2007)
FG ATT: 9 vs. Portland (2007)
FG%: 1.000 (4-4) at LBSU (2008)
3FG MADE: --
3FG ATT: --
3FG%: --
FT MADE: 5 vs. LMU (2008)
FT ATT: 8 vs. LMU (2008)
FT %: .800 (4-5) vs. Louisville (2008)
REB: 9 vs. Lamar (2008), Portland (2007)
ASSISTS: 2 at Boise St. (2008), at Weber St., at UNLV (2007)
STEALS: 1 five times, last vs. SUU (2008)
BLOCKS: 4 vs. Seton Hall (2007)
MINUTES: 19 vs. Portland (2007)
IVANOVIC YEAR-BY-YEAR BYU STATS
Year GP-GS Min--Avg FG-FGA Pct 3FG-FGA Pct FT-FTA Pct
2006-07 24-1 188--7.8 23-56 .411 0-0 .000 7-13 .583
2007-08 15-0 115--7.7 16-28 .571 0-0 .000 17-26 .654
Total 39-1 303--7.8 39-84 .464 0-0 .000 24-39 .615
Year Off-Def-Tot--Avg PF-FO A--Avg TO Blk Stl Pts--Avg
2006-07 13-39-52--2.2 30-0 10--0.4 17 7 2 53--2.2
2007-08 16-20-36--2.4 20-0 6--0.4 15 5 3 49--3.3
Total 29-59-88--2.3 50-0 16--0.4 32 12 5 102--2.6



2005-2006 | Redshirt Year

Sat out in 2005-06 after transferring from Seton Hill.

2006-2007 | Junior Year

Averaged 7.8 minutes in 24 appearances this year, making one start on BYU's Mountain West Conference Championship team that posted a 25-9 overall record ... posted 2.2 points and 2.2 rebounds per contest with 10 assists, seven blocks and two steals on the year ... scored in 14 of his 24 appearances ... increased his scoring average to 4.6 ppg in the seven contests in which he played double-digit minutes ... BYU went 6-1 when he played double-digit minutes ... played 5 minutes against Xavier in the NCAA Tournament, tallying 1 rebound ... scored 5 points against TCU in the MWC?Tournament quarterfinals while adding 1 rebound in 4 minutes ... posted 2 points and 2 rebounds in 6 minutes of action against Utah ... played 2 minutes at San?Diego State, recording 1 assist ... played 7 minutes against New Mexico, pulling down 1 rebound ... added 2 points, 4 rebounds, 1 block and 1 steal in 11 minutes off the bench at TCU ... contributed solid play for BYU in place of Trent Plaisted, who has hampered by foul trouble ... recorded 2 points and 2 rebounds in 3 minutes of action against then-No. 25 UNLV ... played 9 minutes at Utah, pulling down 5 rebounds while scoring 2 points ... played 6 minutes at New Mexico, recording 2 points, 1 assist and 1 block ... his only dish came on a behind-the-back pass to an open Jonathan Tavernari underneath the basket for an easy layin ... played 7 minutes at Colorado State, recording 2 points and 2 rebounds ... tied his career high with 2 assists at UNLV?while adding 1 rebound in 2 minutes ... scored 4 points on 2-for-3 shooting from the field against TCU while adding 2 rebounds and 1 assist in 11 minutes ... posted 1 rebound in 6 minutes of action against San Diego State ... after not playing in the first two BYU Holiday Classic games, he recorded a career-high 4 blocks with 4 rebounds and 1 assist in 11 minutes vs. Seton Hall in the tournament finale ... made a difference immediately with a blocked shot and assist within his first minute on the floor ... scored a career-best 10 points while adding 6 rebounds and 1 assist in 14 minutes vs. Western Oregon ... played 3 minutes at Lamar, pulling down 2 rebounds ... played 3 minutes against Michigan State after missing the prior game with a sprained ankle ... did not play against San Jose State due to a sprained ankle ... dished out a season-best 2 assists to go along with 4 points on 2-for-2 shooting and 2 rebounds in 8 minutes at Weber State ... saw 8 minutes of action at Boise State, pulling down 1 rebound ... had 2 points and 2 rebounds while recording his first block and first assist of the year in 8 minutes vs. SUU ... started in place of Trent Plaisted and pulled down a personal-best 9 rebounds while scoring 7 points in 19 minutes vs. Portland ... went 2-for-2 from the field and 3-for-4 from the free-throw line to score 7 points in BYU's home opener against Idaho State while adding 3 rebounds and 1 steal in 17 minutes ... saw his first regular-season action in a Cougar uniform at No. 5 UCLA, coming in at the 9:26 mark of the first half and finishing the game with 2 points and 1 rebound.

2007-2008 | Senior Year

Played 15 games before suffering a season-ending foot injury in practice prior to the start of Mountain West Conference play averaged 7.7 minutes, 3.3 points and 2.4 rebounds per game before being injured seaon highs of 10 points and 9 rebounds saw 2 minutes of action at Wake Forest ... played double-digit minutes for the fifth time this year with 10 minutes against Loyola Marymount, posting 5 points on a career-best 5 free throws and contributing 2 rebounds ... played 7 productive minutes at Boise State, equaling a career-best 2 assists with 1 rebound and 1 block ... made his only shot attempt to post 2 points and tied his career mark with 1 steal in 8 minutes against Southern Utah ... made his only shot attempt to post 2 points and 2 rebounds in 6 minutes against Pepperdine ... tied his career high with 9 rebounds against Lamar while adding 2 points in 10 minutes ... saw 4 minutes of action against No. 9 Michigan State ... played 7 minutes against Weber State, recording 4 rebounds, 2 blocks and 1 point ... contributed across the board with 5 points, 5 rebounds, 1 assist, 1 block and 1 steal in 9 minutes at Portland ... saw 3 minutes of action against No. 1 North Carolina ... set career highs with a 4-for-5 night from the free-throw line while contributing 6 points, 3 rebounds and 1 assist in 10 minutes against No. 6 Louisville ... went 1-for-2 at the free-throw line for 1 point in 9 minutes against Hartford ... equaled his career high with 10 points in 12 minutes vs. Jackson State ... added 2 rebounds, 1 block and 1 steal while going 4-for-8 from the floor and 2-for-2 at the line ... currently tied for fifth in the MWC shooting .667 from the field (10-for-15) ... scored 7 points while adding 3 rebounds and 1 assist in 8 minutes against Idaho State ... went 4-for-4 from the field to score 8 points in 11 minutes at Long Beach State while adding 5 rebounds ... averaged 6.5 points and 3.0 rebounds per game in 11.0 minutes in exhibition play ... posted 5 points, 3 rebounds, 1 assist and 1 steal against Bryant ... went 4-for-4 from the free-throw line while contributing 8 points, 3 rebounds, 1 block and 1 steal against Laval.