April 13, 2007
Houston, Texas- - University of Houston men's basketball coach Tom Penders announced that Milos Klimovic of Hillsborough Community College in Florida has signed to play for the Cougars in 2007-08.
"Milos is a very good shooter and a strong, physical player who gives us a dimension that we don't have right now," Penders said. "He really shoots the basketball well, and will play a lot on the wing. But, he is not a one-dimensional player because he also grabs rebounds, can take a charge and mixes it up inside. The main thing we like is that he is a great outside shooter, and can play both forward positions.
"He is like a lot of the European players I see in the NBA. He has unlimited range and will help stretch out the defenses and create some room for Marcus Cousin."
Klimovic, a 6-6 forward, averaged 14.5 points and 4.3 rebounds per game as a sophomore at Hillsborough. The Hawks finished the season with a 19-12 overall record and won the Suncoast Conference Championship with a 9-3 league record.
A native of Sarajevo, Bosnia, Klimovic shot 42 percent (82-195) from behind the three-point line and 77.3 percent (58-75) at the free throw stripe. He helped the Hillsborough College reach the second round of Florida Community College Region Eight State Tournament when he scored 13 points in a 69-67 victory over Tallahassee Community College in the first round. He scored nine points after making three of his five three-point shots in a 75-71 loss to Central Florida in the second round.
Klimovic played one season at Hillsborough after playing his freshman year at the Lake Region State in North Dakota after graduating from GKimnazija III High School.