The University of Northern Colorado has officially committed to overseas standout Mato Drgon, bringing their international player count to four. Mato, originally from Hamuliakovo, Slovak Republic, is a 6’9 stretch forward who plays inside out. He is an efficient scorer inside and is also known for his 3 point shooting and his ability to stretch the floor.
Drgon is a two-time Slovakian National Team member with notable international experience. He drove his team to a third place finish in the 2016 FIBA U18 European Championships, averaging 13 points and 6 rebounds.
Crossover Exposure lead scout, Jerone Dodd Jr, had the unique chance to meet and evaluate Mato this summer in Luxembourg at the LBBA (Luxembourg Basketball Association) Combine, where he competed with players from all over Europe. “I really like Mato and think he has a tons of upside. Anytime a big can shoot like he does and still be able to mix it up down low, it brings an asset to any team. He comes from a good family and we were super excited to hear the good news of him joining UNC. We anticipate that he will be able to adjust to the speed and physicality of American basketball and thrive in a program like UNC.”