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FAU center Dragan Sekelja earns preseason recognition from Conference USA

FAU coach Mike Jarvis believes that his 7-foot center, Dragan Sekelja, should be playing pro basketball somewhere in the world next season.

To do that, the Baylor transfer will need to have a breakout season. 

The folks at Conference USA think he'll do just that. Thursday, Sekelja was named a C-USA Preseason Player to Watch.

Last season, the Croatian averaged 3 points, 3 rebounds and an assist in 16 minutes a game.

Here are the other players to watch:

Student-Athlete | School | Class | Pos. | Hometown
Pierriá Henry | Charlotte | Junior | G | Charleston, W.Va.
Akeem Richmond | East Carolina | Senior | G | Sanford, N.C.
Tymell Murphy | FIU | Senior | F | Brooklyn, N.Y.
Dragan Sekelja | Florida Atlantic | Redshirt Senior | C | Zagreb, Croatia
Raheem Appleby | Louisiana Tech | Junior | G | Jacksonville, Ark.
Elijah Pittman | Marshall | Senior | F | Covington, Ky.
Shawn Jones | Middle Tennessee | Senior | F | Hialeah, Fla.
Jordan Williams | North Texas | Junior | G | Dallas, Texas
Keenan Palmore | Old Dominion | Sophomore | G | Stone Mountain, Ga.
Max Guercy | Rice | Sophomore | G | Arleta, Calif.
Neil Watson | Southern Miss | Senior | G | Kansas City, Kan.
Tre Drye | Tulane | Junior | F | Baton Rouge, La.
James Woodard | Tulsa | Sophomore | G | Edmond, Okla.
Rod Rucker | UAB | Senior | F | Elberton, Ga.
Julian Washburn | UTEP | Junior | F/G | Duncanville, Texas
Jeromie Hill | UTSA | Senior | F | Cairns, Australia

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