2008-09 | Junior Season
In his first season with the Frogs, Buljan was selected as the Mountain West Conference Newcomer of the Year in addition to earning honorable mention All-Mountain West Conference accolades... became the first TCU player since Lee Nailon in the 1997-98 season to earn Conference Newcomer of the Year accolades... concluded the season by averaging 12.3 points and a team-high 7.8 rebounds per game... ranked second in the conference in rebounds per game (7.8 R-G), third in offensive rebounds per game (2.13 R-G), fourth in defensive rebounds per game (5.71 R-G), eighth in field goal percentage (145-of-290 | .500), and 15th in scoring average (12.3 P-G)... ranked first in the Mountain West Conference in offensive rebounds per game (2.19) and second in defensive rebounds per game (6.75 R-G) in conference games... garnered Mountain West Conference Player of the Week accolades on January 12th after averaging 16.0 points and 11.0 rebounds per game in victories over Texas Tech and UNLV... ranked first on the Frogs in double-digit scoring performances (21) and notched nine double-doubles (points | rebounds), which were the most for a TCU player since Jamal Brown (9) during the 2001-02 campaign... ranked 87th among all NCAA Division I players in rebounds per game (7.8 R-G)... recognized by The Sporting News as one of the top international players in college basketball during the 2008-09 campaign, ranking 21st in the country... ranked second on the team in field goals made (145), field goal attempts (290), free throws made (63) and free throw attempts (87)... ranked third in three-point field goals made (28), three-point field goal percentage (28-of-80 | .350), assists (55) and steals (27)... recorded a career-high 20 points on three occasions, including a 20-point performance against Utah (Mar. 12) in the quarterfinals of the Mountain West Conference Tournament... collected 20 points on 7-of-11 shooting, including 2-of-3 from behind the three-point arc, while notching 13 rebounds and three assists in an 80-73 triumph over UNLV (Jan. 10)... scored 20 points to go along with eight rebounds and a career-high five steals in a home triumph over the Air Force Academy (Feb. 18)... recorded his first career double-double on the road at Colorado (Dec. 3) following a 15-point, 10-rebound performance... notched three consecutive double-doubles against conference-foes UNLV (Jan. 10), BYU (Jan. 13) and Air Force (Jan. 17)... collected 18 points on 7-of-11 shooting, including a career-high three three-pointers, to go along with 11 rebounds on the road at the Air Force Academy (Jan. 17)... collected 19 points on 8-of-10 shooting to go along with eight rebounds on the road at Indiana (Dec. 10)... notched 16 points to go along with a career-high 16 rebounds on the road at The Pit against New Mexico (Feb. 24)... scored 18 points on 8-of-12 shooting to go along with six rebounds in the Mountain West Conference opener against Colorado State (Jan. 3)... scored 13 points to go along with 10 rebounds against BYU (Feb. 14) at the Daniel-Meyer Coliseum... notched a double-double against San Diego State (Feb. 28) following an 11-point, 11-rebound performance.
2006-08 | Vincennes University
Buljan came to the Frogs from a Vincennes University program that recorded a 28-6 overall record, including a 16-0 mark at home, during the 2007-08 campaign... concluded his sophomore season by averaging 12.7 points and team-high 9.0 rebounds per game while connecting on 53.7 percent (161-of-300) of his field goal attempts... recorded 12 double-doubles (points | rebounds) during his sophomore season while notching 13 games of 10 or more boards... posted one of his biggest games of the season in a 108-63 victory over Clark State where he collected a game-high 27 points on 10-of-17 shooting to go along with 18 rebounds, including 11 offensive boards, and four assists... finished with 14 points to go along with a season-high 18 rebounds with three steals and two assists in the second meeting of the season against Clark State... recorded a 22-point, 12-rebound effort in the Blazers' 105-60 victory over Spoon River Community College where he connected on a perfect 12-of-12 from the charity stripe... led Vincennes to a NJCAA Distrcit III Championship and a spot at the NJCAA National Championship in Hutchinson, Kan., during his sophomore season... guided the Blazers to the second round of the NJCAA National Championships before dropping a 74-67 decision to Paris Junior College... aided a high-powered offense as the Blazers were one of the top-scoring teams in District III with an 84.3 points per game average during the 2007-08 campaign... guided his junior college program to a 25-8 overall record, including a 15-3 mark on their home court, during his freshman campaign... concluded the 2005-06 season by averaging 8.7 points and 6.1 rebounds per game while shooting 49.7 percent (88-of-177) from the field... notched his first double-double of the season in the District III Championship Game with a 12-point, 14-board performance, including 10 offensive boards, in an 84-58 victory over Lake Region State.
A native of Split, Croatia, Buljan earned a wealth of international experience as he was a member of the Croatian Junior National Team for a pair of seasons... graduated from Obrtnicka Skola.
From the Charity Stripe
Buljan is the son of Vjeko and Bosiljka Buljan... born on February 6, 1987... has one sister, Vjekica... majoring in communications.