Very skilled big man ? Will find a home in the high post with his ability to shoot from the perimeter and his passing skills ? Brings extensive international basketball experience to the Spartans.
PRIOR TO MSU
Played for Union Olimpija Ljubljana II for the last three years ... Averaged 18 points and 10 rebounds per game last season ? Earned MVP honors at the 2002 European Championships for Juniors, leading Slovenia to a second-place finish, averaging 21 points and 10.3 rebounds ... Named MVP of the 2002 Hospitalet International Junior Tournament, leading Union Olimpija to the championship, averaging 24.7 points and 12 rebounds in the tournament ... Member of the 2002 Under-20 Slovenian National Team, participating in the 2002 Under-20 European Championships in Lithuania ... Member of the Slovenian Under-17 National Team in 2000 and 2001, earning a spot on the Under-17 Championships All-Star team both years and earning MVP honors ... Earned a spot on the 2001 Junior Championships All-Star team ... Member of the Slovenian Under-18 National Team in 2000 ... Member of the 2001 and 2002 Slovenian Junior National Team and the 2001 Under-22 National Team that played in the FIBA World Championship for Young Men in Japan against former Spartan Marcus Taylor and Team USA ... Participated in the 2002 Slovenian League Under-20 All-Star game ... Second-Team All-Star in 2001 in the Slovenian B1 League ? Attended school at Gimnazija Bezigrad.
Born Feb. 21, 1984 ? Son of Radovan and Ljuba Lorbek ? No-preference major.