In need of size, Utah men’s basketball gets commitment from former Illinois State center Dusan Mahorcic

Serbian native averaged 10 points and 7 rebounds per game for Redbirds last season

Drake forward Tremell Murphy shoots over Illinois State forward Dusan Mahorcic, left, during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game, Monday, Feb. 1, 2021, in Des Moines, Iowa. Drake won 95-60. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)

Needing to bolster its front line size, Utah men’s basketball coach Craig Smith has secured a commitment from former Illinois State center Dusan Mahorcic.

The 6-foot 10 junior from Belgrade, Serbia, averaged 10 points and seven rebounds per game for the Redbirds last season and immediately provides an interior presence for the Utes, joining returning center Branden Carlson up front.

Mahorcic will have two years to play. His commitment leaves the Utes with just one more scholarship for the 2021-22 season.