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Ilija Milutinovic
Ilija Milutinovic

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Nis, Serbia

High School:
Milestone Christian Academy (Mo.)

Height / Weight:
7-0 / 252

Position:
Center

Major:
Communication



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Game-by-Game Stats | Career Stats

Overview: Originally signed to play basketball at Oregon State ... Big body underneath that has great touch from the outside ... Suffered an injury midway through his freshman season and just got back to 100 percent before his sophomore season ... Has really worked hard on his defense ... Shooting 50 percent from beyond the arc in his career.

2010-11 HIGHLIGHTS
▪ Finished 9-for-20 from three (45 percent)
▪ Grabbed five or more rebounds in four games
▪ Had his best game in an OU uniform at Ohio (11/15), scoring eight points and grabbed nine rebounds, career-high five offensive in a career-high 20 minutes
▪ Solid performance against Southern Utah (12/2), dishing out a career-high three assists and finished 1-for-1 from the floor with two rebounds in 10 minutes
▪ Strong performance versus UMKC (12/4) with eight points on 3 of 4 shooting, grabbing six boards in 20 minutes
▪ Drained a big 2-point fade away basket (foot on three-point line) with the shot clock winding down to bring the Grizzlies within one, 65-64, with 10:18 left in the game at No. 7/7 Tennessee (12/14)
▪ Hit a career-high two 3-pointers vs. Rochester College (12/20/10)
▪ Grabbed six rebounds and was 1-for-2 from beyond the arc at No. 2 Ohio State (12/23)
▪ Tied a career-high 12 points on 4 of 6 shooting at Centenary (12/28), adding six rebounds and one blocked shot
▪ Dished out career-high four assists and went 3 of 4 from the floor to finish with seven points at Western Illinois (2/3)
▪ Played in nine minutes in the regular-season finale at Southern Utah (2/26), tallying four points and went 2-for-3 from the free-throw line
▪ Scored five points in three minutes in the semifinals of The Summit League tournament versus South Dakota State (3/7)

2009-10 HIGHLIGHTS
▪ Had six points, one assist and one block versus Rochester College (11/21) in eight minutes
▪ Finished 1-for-2 from the field at No. 1 Kansas (11/25) ▪ Tallied three points, 3 of 4 from the charity stripe, at No. 12 Michigan State (12/10)
▪ Played in 11 minutes at No. 5 Syracuse (12/22), scoring two points and tallying a career-high two steals
▪ Reached double figures for the first time in his career with 12 points versus Alma College (12/28), blocking a career-high four shots and grabbed a season-high eight boards in 17 minutes of action
▪ Made a career-high 4 of 6 free throws versus Southern Utah (1/16), finishing with six points and six rebounds
▪ Saw significant time at Western Illinois (1/30), grabbing two rebounds in nine minutes of action
▪ Solid effort at Southern Utah (2/11), scoring four points on 2 of 2 shooting and had two steals
▪ Played four strong minutes for OU in conference title game when teammate Keith Benson was forced to bench with three fouls; OU outscored IUPUI 9-4 during that stretch

2008-09 HIGHLIGHTS
▪ Broke his foot in December, missing 12 games, playing in 18 total
▪ Grabbed a career-high 10 boards versus Rochester College (12/14)
▪ Scored seven points in that game to just miss a double-double
▪ Tied a career-high with seven points in the semifinal game versus South Dakota State (3/9/09) at the league tournament
▪ Scored his first points since coming back from injury versus Southern Utah (2/26), tallying two points and one rebound in five minutes
▪ Made 4 of 6 shots from behind the arc, shooting 67 percent

Prep School
▪ Spent his final season at Milestone Christian Academy where he led them to the National Christian School Athletic Association (NSCAA) Varsity Division National Championship, scoring 14 points and grabbing 22 rebounds in the title game
▪ Prior to Milestone Academy, he attended Worcester Academy where he lettered under coach Ed Reilly
▪ Averaged 17 points, eight rebounds and two blocks per game
▪ Participated in the 2006 Albert Schweitzer Tournament in Mannheim, Germany (one of the top tournaments for U18 players) as part of the Serbia and Montenegro's National Team and helped lead team to a third-place finish

Top Athletic Performance
▪ Leading national team to third-place finish at 2006 Albert Schweitzer Tournament in Mannheim, Germany

Personal
Full Name: Ilija Milutinovic
Birthdate: February 7, 1988
Parents: Miomir and Branislava Milutinovic
Brother: Dusan Savic (30)

CAREER BESTS
Points: 12 (2 times), Last at Centenary (12/28/10)
Rebounds: 10 vs. Rochester College (12/14/08)
Assists: 4 at Western Illinois (2/3/11)
Field Goals: 4 (2 times), Last at Centenary (12/28/10)
Field Goal Attempts: 9 vs. Alma College (12/28/09)
3-Pt. Field Goals: 2 vs. Rochester College (12/20/10)
3-Pt. FG Attempts: 2 (5 times), Last at Western Illinois (2/3/11)
Free Throws: 4 (3 times), Last at Ohio (1/15/10)
Free Throw Attempts: 6 vs. Southern Utah (1/16/10)
Steals: 2 at Syracuse (12/22/09)
Blocks: 4 vs. Alma College (12/28/09)
Minutes: 21 vs. Southern (11/26/10)

Miscellaneous
Double-Figure Scoring: 2
20-point Scoring: 0
Double-Figure Rebounds: 1

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