Drca can play both guard positions as well as small forward ... has recovered from offseason shoulder surgery ... will contend for more playing time this season ... versatile player who can score in a variety of ways ... also a very gifted passer, possessing the ability to create opportunities for his teammates ... last name pronounced DUR-cha.
Nine starts, all coming during the middle of the conference schedule, and played in 28 games ... played at least 15 minutes in 11 games ... scored in 16 games and had at least three assists six times ... best all-around game with a season-high 11 points, three assists and two steals at Colorado State (Jan. 9) ... made all three 3-point attempts, 3-of-6 shots from the field overall, and both free throws ... established his season-high of four assists in 22 minutes versus TCU (Feb. 3) ... had four assists for the second time with just one turnover against New Mexico (Feb. 24) ... season-best five rebounds at San Diego State (Feb. 27) ... eight points (2-6 FG, 1-3 3FG, 3-4 FT), two rebounds and two assists in a season-high 29 minutes at Wyoming (Jan. 20) ... seven points (2-3 FG, 1-1 3FG, 2-2 FT), three assists and a pair of steals in 18 minutes against Colorado State (Feb. 7) ... in his second collegiate start, had five points (2-4 FG, 1-2 3FG), three assists and a steal in 16 minutes in an upset victory over then- No. 13 Air Force (Jan. 16) ... five points, making his only 3-point attempt and both free throws, against Wyoming (Feb. 21).
Prior To Utah
Invited to the NBA's Basketball Without Borders European Camp in 2004 ... invited to the U-20 Serbian National Team training camp in 2006 ... played with KK Beovuk in the Serbian Amateur League last season, averaging 16 points and 4.5 assists per game.
Luca Drca is the son of Zeljko and Lidija Drca ... born Aug. 26, 1987 ... father was a basketball coach and introduced him to the game ... also likes to play tennis ... pre-engineering major.