After only signing one recruit in the early signing period, Bill Grier and the San Diego Toreros have been on a tear, landing three commits since February. First it was Khalil Bedart-Ghani, then it was Cameron Neubauer and now Vasilije Pusica is the Toreros fourth and most likely final commit in the 2014 class.
Pusica is a 6’3” point guard from Sunrise Christian Academy in Bel Aire, Kansas. He is originally from Belgrade, Serbia according to Verbal Commits, and averaged 7.2 points and 2.7 assists per game for Serbia at the FIBA U18 championships this summer.
Verbal Commits lists Nebraska and Portland as Pusica’s two other offers, in addition to San Diego. He allegedly garnered interest from Creighton, Providence and Maine as well.
Pusica is a bit under the radar, but this tweet was sent out slightly after his commitment was announced:
The Toreros are adding even more of an international presence with the addition of Pusica. He joins Jito Kok (Netherlands), Duda Sanadze (Georgia) and 2014 commit Cameron Nuebauer (Germany) as players on the San Diego roster of European descent.
In terms of scholarships, however, this addition does not really make sense. Prior to Pusica’s commitment, San Diego had filled all 13 of its allotted scholarships, including their 2014 commitments. This could mean a few things, but it most likely will end up that someone is on the way out, someone lost their scholarship or someone is walking on that is unknown to me (and verbal commits apparently).