MINNEAPOLIS — Former North Dakota men's basketball player Filip Rebraca was scheduled to have a discussion with new University of Minnesota coach Ben Johnson on Wednesday.
That's according to a Twitter post by Twin Cities area blogger Ryan James, who said the 6-foot-9 Serbian would have the meeting via Zoom.
Rebraca announced his intention to transfer from UND last week, based on pursuing a master's degree. Rebraca wants a master's in business and administration, but international students at UND have to attend at least one in person class or one hybrid class. With the pandemic, that option is now no longer available.
"So I had to basically choose between choosing an education that I maybe don’t like the most and staying here and playing, or going to get the masters education that I really desired somewhere else," Rebraca told WDAY-TV.
6'9 222 pound North Dakota junior transfer Filip Rebraca will have a Zoom Call with Minnesota Head Coach Ben Johnson today.— Ryan James (@RyanJamesMN) April 7, 2021
Rebraca averaged 16.8 points and 7.6 rebounds a game shooting 51%fg, 37% 3pt pic.twitter.com/u8wqAz5z8y
Rebraca averaged 16.8 points and 7.6 rebounds a game for the Fighting Hawks last season. He had 23 points on 10 of 19 shooting in a game against the Gophers at Williams Arena in December.
Rebraca today WDAY that Arizona, Utah State, Northeastern, and Loyola-Marymount are among the schools showing interest in him.