Junior Forward Filip Cvjeticanin Suspended Next 3 Games For Violation Of Team Rules
Friday, January 31, 2014 | by Jason MacBain (@JaBain)
Photo Courtesy: Linwood Ferguson
Photo Courtesy: Linwood Ferguson

DUNK CITY, Fla. – FGCU men’s basketball head coach Joe Dooley announced Friday that junior Filip Cvjeticanin has been suspended for the next three games, beginning tonight against Stetson, for a violation of team rules.

In addition to Friday’s contest, Cvjeticanin (Zagreb, Croatia/American School of Madrid) will miss FGCU’s home games next week against Jacksonville (Feb. 6) and the University of North Florida (Feb. 8).

“We’re disappointed in Filip and he’s disappointed in himself, but I’m confident that he will learn from this situation and be a valuable member of our team moving forward,” Dooley said. “Now it’s important for us to have the whole team step up in Filip’s absence to help fill his void over the next three games.”

Cvjeticanin leads the Eagles in made 3-pointers this year with 37, and also boasts a team-best 40.7-percent clip from beyond the arc (37-91). The forward averages 6.8 points and 3 rebounds per game, and has made six starts on the campaign while playing in all 22 games.

After averaging 6.8 points and finishing second in the Atlantic Sun Conference in 3-point percentage (43.1) as a freshman, Cvjeticanin averaged only 3.6 points and 25.5 percent 3-point shooting last year as a sophomore. He has already surpassed his entire 2012-13 scoring output this year.

FGCU (13-9, 7-2) currently sits in second place in the A-Sun standings, one game behind first-place Mercer (8-1). Friday’s game is set for a 7 p.m. tip and will be broadcast on CSS, ESPN3 and ESPN Radio 99.3 FM.