This archived article was written by: Karli Morris
Almir Hadzisehovic wears the number 12, stands six-feet, eight- inches tall and plays the forward for the USU Eastern Golden Eagles.
Hedzisehovic was born and raised in Belgrade, Serbia, with one younger sister.
He says that he likes being in Price. “I really like it here and enjoy every day in Price. It’s a big difference between Price and Serbia because the people here in Price are very nice and everybody wants to help you.”
Hadzisehovic idolizes Kobe Bryant’s basketball skills. “I like to watch him play and he is my favorite player.”
Hadziesehovic simply loves the game of basketball, especially when the game is close and has an unpredictable ending. “Every game brings something new and interesting.” He says that he is happiest when his team wins.
Assistant Men’s Basketball Coach, Carter Roe, sees the potential that Hadzisehovic has as a basketball player. “I think he is a wonderful person and is showing a lot of promise as a basketball player. He has shown a lot of progress as a player since we gave him a chance to show us what he can do.”
Teammate Mike Stroud commented, “Almir is a great teammate, always amped to play. He is definitely the funniest person on the team, his accent is priceless.”
Women’s basketball players Kathy Collette and Shantaya Strebel shared their thoughts on the “Big Serb.” “I love Almir. He has a sweet spirit about him and a big smile on his face. He always has a hug for everyone.” “He has a killer spin move that he practiced a lot and now has perfected.”
If his future goes as he plans, he will graduate in America and head across the pond to play professional basketball in Europe.