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Buffalo Men's Basketball adds 6-5 Canadian SG Stefan Duric

Immediately eligible, it's unclear if Duric can play Tuesday or must wait for the second semester to start.

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Bit of surprising recruiting news this evening, as Nate Oats and Men's Basketball add another guard to their rotation in 6-5 shooter Stefan Duric, who is originally from Canada but most recently spent time at the SPIRE Academy in Ohio.

According to Phenom Hoops' Jamie Shaw, Duric is eligible immediately, presumably stepping into the spot available due to Mory Diane's transfer, which we also just learned about today. (Update: UB had an open slot this season, and a mid-year trade like the one I speculated is not legal.) Donyell Marshall has also retweeted Duric, which would be a no-no if the recruit was not already a part of the program (We are outside of the legal period to sign an NLI). It's unclear to me at the moment if he could play next Tuesday, or would have to wait until the beginning of the semester to see the floor.

247 is less reliable for basketball than football, but reports an offer for Duric from Mississippi State and interest from Nevada, Texas Tech, and Illinois-Chicago. VerbalCommits reports only the offer and an official visit to Mississippi State.

There's not a lot at all out there on the 6-5 shooting guard, who played for Nelson High School in Burlington, ON prior to coming to SPIRE. Prior to his Grade 12 season he was rated by Hoopstars Canada as a top-25 prospect in his class, but I can't find quickly any stats from his prep career.

Duric also has some international experience, having played for Canada in the FIBA Americas U18 Championship in 2014, where he scored 16 points in 17 minutes over three games. In his time at Nelson he was also his school's starting quarterback on the football field.