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  Luka Drca
Luka Drca

Player Profile
Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Belgrade, Serbia

High School:
Dimitrije Turcovic

Height / Weight:
6-5 / 205

Position:
Guard

Experience:
3L

Junior (2008-09)
Honorable Mention All-MWC selection ... played in 31 games, starting 30 ... finished sixth in the MWC in assists at 3.45 per game ... recorded 100-plus assists for the second straight year ... led the Utes in steals with 32 ... averaged a career-best 7.7 points per game ... had arguably the best game of his career in Utah's 94-88 overtime win over rival BYU, with a career-high 18 points, along with season-highs of nine assists and seven rebounds, in a career-high 39 minutes of action ... tied his career high with three steals in a game four times ... knocked down a career-high six field goals against Wyoming en route to a 15-point game ... scored in double-digits eight times ... tied his career-high of three 3-pointers three times ... tallied four points, three assists, one rebound and one steal in his first NCAA Tournament game ... earned his third Academic All-MWC appointment.

Sophomore (2007-08)
Played in 32 games averaging 22.1 minutes, and cracked the starting lineup for the last seven contests of the season ... led the Utes in assists with 121, the most by a Ute since Marc Jackson in 2004-05 ... ranked third in the MWC in assists with 3.78 per game ... also ranked in the top 10 in the league in assist-to-turnover ratio (1.73; 121 a, 70 TO) ... scored a career-high 12 points three times (Jan. 9, Feb. 9 and Mar. 1) and racked up a career-best 10 assists twice ... best game came in a 67-59 win at Air Force (Feb. 9), scoring 12 points, grabbing five boards and logging four assists ... handed out at least five assists in five straight games from Dec. 27 through Jan. 16 ... knocked down three 3-pointers in an 83-64 victory against Dixie State (Jan. 9) to tie career-best ... scored six points, pulled in four rebounds and dished out four assists in 34 minutes in 82-80 overtime win against New Mexico in the opening round of the MWC Tournament ... contributed nine points in three straight games to close out the season ... earned MWC Academic All-Conference accolades.

Freshman (2006-07)
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 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)... earned Academic All-MWC honors.

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 one season with KK Beovuk in the Serbian Amateur League, averaging 16 points and 4.5 assists.

Personal
Luka 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 ... chemistry major.

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