Nikola Cerina
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Nikola Cerina

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Topola Oplenac, Serbia

High School:
Nikola Telsa S.S.

Height / Weight:
6-9 / 245

Position:
F


Season
GP-GS
MIN
FG-M
FG-A
FG%
3FG-M
3FG-A
3FG%
FT-M
FT-A
FT%
REB
R-G
AST
STL
BLK
PTS
P-G
2010-11 33-18 664 75 156 .481 0 5 .000 29 52 .558 136 4.1 14 30 9 179 5.4
2009-10 29-20 590 62 125 .496 7 19 .368 42 70 .600 115 4.0 16 9 16 173 6.0
Totals 62-38 1,254 137 281 .488 7 24 .292 71 122 .582 251 4.0 30 39 25 352 5.7

CAREER INDIVIDUAL GAME-BY-GAME STATISTICS Get Acrobat Reader

2010-11 | SOPHOMORE SEASON
Nikola Cerina opened his second season in a sophomore slump before rounding into form late in the season ... was one of three players to see action in all 33 games ... made 18 starts, including 15 of 16 games to end the season ... ranked No. 3 among Frogs in rebounds (136) and steals (30) and No. 7 in points (179) ... finished conference play ranked tied for seventh in the MWC in steals (1.31 spg) and tied for 16th in rebounding (5.2 rpg) for league games only ... averaged a team-high 8.4 rebounds over the season's final five games, including two double-digit efforts ... led the Frogs in rebounding four times and scoring twice overall ... pulled down a career-high 11 rebounds for his first double-digit performance Feb. 22 at Utah ... later grabbed 10 boards in the MWC Tournament first-round win over Wyoming (March 9) ... led the team with a season-high 17 points Feb. 26 vs. New Mexico, while also totaling nine rebounds ... matched J.R. Cadot for the TCU single-game season high in steals with a career-best five thefts Feb. 16 vs. Colorado State ... recorded a career-high three assists in TCU's season finale March 10 vs. BYU in the MWC Tournament quarterfinals.

2009-10 | FRESHMAN SEASON
Cerina proved to be a key low-post presence for the Frogs during his true freshman season ... became the first international player ever to hit the court for the Frogs during his true freshman season ... played in 29 games, including 20 appearances in the starting rotation ... ranked No. 2 on the team in blocked shots (16), No. 3 in rebounds (4.0 rpg) and No. 5 in scoring average (6.0 ppg) ... finished MWC play ranked No. 15 in the league in rebounding (4.9 rpg) in conference games only ... reached double figures in points eight times, leading the Frogs three games ... led the squad in rebounding six times ... paced TCU in scoring in back-to-back games Feb. 10 vs. Utah (17) and Feb. 13 at Wyoming (21) ... the scoring total at Wyoming, which included an 8-of-9 showing at the free throw line, marked a career high ... pulled down a season-high nine rebounds Dec. 20 vs. St. Gregory's (Okla.) ... made his first collegiate start on the road Dec. 2 at SMU.

PREP CAREER

Cerina arrived at TCU from Serbia, where he graduated from Nikola Tesla Secondary School ... averaged 14.0 points and 8.5 rebounds per game for KK Hemofarm of Serbia's Junior League.

OFF THE COURT

Cerina is the son of Zeljko and Suzana Cerina ... born on June 2, 1990 ... as one sister, Jelena, who currently plays basketball at Oklahoma ... majoring in communications.

CAREER HIGHS
Points: 21 (2/13/10 at Wyoming)
Rebounds: 11 (2/22/11 at Utah)
Field Goals: 7 (2/26/11 vs. New Mexico)
Field Goal Attempts: 12, 3x (last 2/16/11 vs. Colorado State)
3-Pointers: 2 (1/9/10 at Utah)
3-Point Attempts: 4 (1/9/10 at Utah)
Free Throws: 8 (2/13/10 at Wyoming)
Free Throw Attempts: 11 (1/23/10 vs. UNLV)
Assists: 2, 4x (last 3/9/11 vs. Wyoming)
Blocked Shots: 3, 3x (last 1/22/11 vs. Utah)
Steals: 5 (2/16/11 vs. Colorado State)
Minutes: 35 (2/16/10 vs. Colorado State)


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