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Shockers Complete Men’s Basketball Roster with Croatian Big Man



WICHITA, Kan. ( -The final piece to the 2024-25 roster is in place with the signing of Matej Bošnjak (Pronounced MAH-Tay BOSH-Niak) out of Croatia, it was announced by Wichita State head men’s basketball coach Paul Mills Thursday morning.

Bošnjak is a 6-foot-9, 240 pound center from Zagreb, Croatia.

“I’m very excited about Matej being a part of the Shocker basketball program,” Mills said. “He fits the mold of the type of player we were looking for due to his rebounding, isolation ability around the rim, passing skills and his ability to stretch the floor. He is an experienced player who has the physical makeup to make an impact as soon as he gets to Wichita. Please join me in welcoming him to Shocker Nation.”

Bošnjak averaged 7.8 points, 4.1 rebounds and 2.3 assists while playing 21.6 minutes per game this past season for Cibona in the Adriatic Basketball Association. He also has experience playing for the Croatian Youth National Team. He averaged 12.6 points and 6.0 rebounds at the FIBA U-20 European Championships in 2022. During the 2022-23 season he posted 15.7 points and 6.6 rebounds for Dubrava Furnir, Croatia’s home league.

He is the son of Mario and Katarina, and has one sister Tonka.