|Posted by Brian Dickmann on February 10, 2014 at 8:45 PM|
Head Coach Brian Wardle and the Green Bay Phoenix have extended a scholarship offer to 6'8" forward David Skara of Zadar, Croatia. The Class of 2014 player is currently playing at Midwest Elite Prep Academy in Merrillville, IN. Their assistant coach Chris Artis announced the news this past weekend on his Twitter feed.
Green Bay is the first school to offer a scholarship to Skara, who played for Croatia in the 2012 U17 FIBA World Championships, averaging 2.5 points and 1.8 rebounds in 5.0 minutes per contest. His best performance came when he scored 10 points and grabbed 5 rebounds in 13 minutes in a big win against South Korea.
It is expected Skara will visit Green Bay in March.
Green Bay has one scholarship available for the 2014 recruiting class. The Phoenix have offers out to other big men such as Fred Iduwe and Afam Osu, who both play at St Johns Northwestern Military Academy in Delafield.
The Phoenix will be looking to replace 7'1" center Alec Brown, a projected 2nd round NBA Draft pick, as well as 6'6" wing Vince Garrett and 6'6" forward Daniel Turner, who left the program after graduating after the Fall semester.
Two players in the 2014 class have signed with Green Bay already: Daeshon Francis (6-3 guard) from Indianapolis as well as Khalil Small (6-2 guard) from Chicago.
More Green Bay basketball recruiting information is available here.