Posted On: 10/8/18 7:00 AM
When it comes down to it, Nikola Trifunovic just wants what’s best for his future. The versatile 6-foot, 150-pound point guard at Seattle Prep is currently hearing from college programs from all three NCAA divisions and he’s keeping all of his options open. It’s all come as a result of a good summer where he excelled in AAU ball with Friends of Hoop.
“I had fun – I was good at creating offense for my teammates,” Trifunovic said. “I also shot it from three really well, and when I had to create for myself, I was able to create for myself.”
Trifunovic also got a chance to participate in the West Clast Elite 100 camp and that helped increase his exposure as well. “It was a different kind of atmosphere but it was good to play with really good players,” Trifunovic said. “I ended up playing really well and I ended up making the top 40 game which was cool. I was able to see who was out there outside of the AAU setting and there were some really good players.”
As a result, schools have been in touch. Whitman, Redlands, Claremont-McKenna, and Chaminade have been in contact, and Trifunovic recently made a campus visit to Whitman. Division I programs such as Idaho and Idaho State are also looking at watching him this upcoming seaosn.
“It’s kind of all over the board,” Trifunovic said. “I want to use basketball to get into a good school – that’s kind of what I want. I want to hoop and stuff but I want to get a good education. I want to do what’s best for me and what’s best for my future.”
Trifunovic noted that he will play out his senior season before making any decisions, and while he’s not focused on what division of college basketball he can play at, he’s simply keeping all of his options open. What he does know is that he’s aiming high for the upcoming year.
‘Team-wise, I just want to win games – that’s the most important thing,” Trifunovic said. “We’ll be so young this year but we’ll try to peak towards March. I think if we work hard we’ll get to the Dome.”