Former GSW basketball standout signs professional contract in Bosnia and Herzegovina

Published 3:13 pm Monday, December 9, 2019

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MOSTAR, Bosnia and Herzegovina – Former Georgia Southwestern State University men’s basketball star Jure Gunjina has signed a professional contract with HKK Zrinjsk HT Mostar of the Basketball Champions of Bosnia and Herzegovina (Division 1). The 27-year old Croatian started this season at KB Rahoveci in Kosovan Superliga.

In 10 Superliga games, Gunjina averaged 14.8 points, 9.1 rebounds and 2.7 assists. Gunjina also played two games in the FIBA Europe Cup, where he averaged an impressive 16 points, three rebounds and two steals.

Last year, Gunjina played at Vestri (Dominos League) in the Icelandic League. In 13 games of action, he was the fifth best Icelandic scorer with a remarkable 23.4 points per game and he ranked fifth in rebounds at 8.6 per game. Gunjina also added 3.5 assists and 1.9 steals per contest and helped Vestri make it to the semifinals.

Former GSW standout Jure Gunjina is seen here shooting a free throw in a professional game.
Photo by the International Basketball Federation (FIBA)

Gunjina has also played professionally in Spain (Magia Huesca and Alcazar) and in the United Kingdom (Newcastle Eagles).

During his one season at GSW (2015-16), Gunjina made 24 starts and averaged 14 points, 6.4 rebounds and three assists.