Written by: Ryan Cunningham
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Luka Brajkovic, a 6’10” big man from Austria, has verbally committed to Davidson and will be available for the 2018-2019 season. He chose the Wildcats over Purdue, Stanford and Penn State. With Peyton Aldridge on the way out, Brajkovic will likely be put in the starting lineup as a freshman. He looks like he could be an Aldridge type player as well. Brajkovic joins Michael Jones, Nelson Boachie-Yiadom and David Czerapowicz in Davidson’s 2018 class. Czerapowicz is the younger brother of Chris Czerapowicz, who played for Davidson from 2010-2014.
Luka Brajkovic recently played for Austria’s FIBA U18 team, where he averaged 18.6 points per game and 11 rebounds. He is a more raw version of Jakob Poeltl, who is also from Austria, but can shoot from the outside. Davidson’s bread and butter is big men who can shoot from the three (Aldridge, Cohen, Magarity), so this is a perfect fit for him. Looking at his highlight tape, he is a pretty skilled player. He’s a willing passer which is great for Bob McKillop’s system. He has extremely long arms and quick feet for a 6’10” guy. Overall, this is a huge get for Davidson. I’m not saying he will be, but he has the potential to be an all-conference big.