Maine Gets Sleeper from Lee

New England Recruiting Report | Friday, November 7th, 2014

Maine Gets Sleeper from Lee

The University of Maine scored a big commitment from Ilija Stojiljkovic on Friday night, a six-foot-seven post-graduate from Lee Academy

Stojiljkovic is in his first season in the United States after coming from his native Serbia. He's a highly skilled perimeter forward with a versatile offensive game. He can make shots off both the catch and the dribble, handles it well enough to take the ball off the defensive glass and start the break, and is also a very good passer with a high basketball I.Q. 

Despite those credentials, Stojiljkovic was still flying below the radar since his arrival, but has the talent to make an immediate immapct for Maine, especially on the offensive end of the floor. 

Stojiljkovic becomes the second player to commit to Maine head coach Bob Walsh in the class of 2015, joining Brooks guard Lavar Harewood.

While Stojiljkovic becomes the first player from this year's Lee Academy team to commit to a division I school, he's the second Panda turned Blackbear in as many years with Aaron Calixte currently in his freshman season at Maine.