Morehead State head coach Sean Woods has inked his first recruit at Morehead, a player he’s signed once before. Luka Pajkovic, who played for Woods as a freshman at Mississippi Valley State in 2011-12, will join Woods again in Morehead starting next season.
Pajkovic, a 6-foot-3 guard, is averaging 9.3 points as a sophomore at National Junior College Athletic Association member Brevard Community College (Fla.).
He will have two years of eligibility remaining.
“Our staff is excited about having Luka for the next two seasons here at Morehead State,” Woods says. “Luka is very familiar with the way we want to play, both offensively and defensively. Our fans will appreciate him. He’s a terrific person, quality student and talented basketball player.”
Pajkovic will be re-united with Woods and MSU Assistant Coach Brian “B.J.” Ellis, who were on the Mississippi Valley State staff his first collegiate season. The 2011-12 Delta Devils finished 21-13 overall, 17-1 in the Southwestern Athletic Conference and played in the NCAA Tournament.
For all the outcry after the incident involving Devon Atkinson, it’s generally a good sign when players at a previous school want to follow their coach to a new school. Pajkovic played in 32 games as a freshman at MVSU, but only saw limited minutes, averaging just 2.8 points per game.
Originally from Belgrade, Serbia, Pajkovic averaged 21.2 points, 5.8 assists and 4.5 rebounds during his prep career at Impact Academy in Las Vegas, Nevada.