The Texas Longhorns are one of four finalists for Illinois State Redbirds forward Dusan Marhorcic, who entered the NCAA Transfer Portal in late April.
BYU, Penn State, and Virginia Tech are the other three contenders for the 6’10, 240-pounder, who plans on making his decision on Friday at noon Central, according to Vanquish The Foe. Mahorcic has two seasons of eligibility remaining.
After starting his career at Division II Lewis University, Mahorcic transferred to Moberly Area CC before averaging 9.9 points per game and 7.2 rebounds per game in his one season at Illinois State. Mahorcic shot 59.1 percent from the field and ranked No. 51 nationally in offensive rebounding percentage at 12.8 percent.
“Our relationship has been really good, Texas has been on my line since I entered the transfer portal but we’re still going over some requirements for the school before they officially offer me,” Mahorcic told 247Sports. “They should let us know in the next day or so what’s going on with them. I spoke with coach Beard a couple of times, we had a couple of Zooms and I have a good relationship with coach Jerrance Howard. I’m really excited about Texas and their plan for me would be to play the five down there If I were to go there.”
With Texas pitching Mahorcic on playing the five, the question is whether the Longhorns would take the Serbian native before forward Jericho Sims makes a decision about his professional future. That question may ultimately be irrelevant, as Vanquish The Foe believes that BYU and Penn State are the favorites for Mahorcic.
[Update 5/14 3:25 p.m. Central]: Mahorcic has pushed back his decision date and expanded the number of teams he’s considering.