Class of 2016 guard Nikola Djogo, out of Canada’s Athlete Institute and Orangeville Prep, has committed to the Notre Dame Fighting Irish. Djogo, a 6-foot-6 guard, announced his decision on his personal Twitter page.
❗️❗️ Proud to announce my verbal commitment to… pic.twitter.com/5N0Xjog8TI
— NIKOLA (@NikolaDjogo) October 15, 2015
The left-handed Djogo is set to play for an Orangeville Prep team that saw stars in Kentucky commit Jamal Murray and five-star big man Thon Maker pass through the program last year. Joining him in Notre Dame’s 2016 class are four-star point man T.J. Gibbs and forward John Mooney.
Djogo also played on Canada’s U17 team in 2014, serving as a reserve during the FIBA U17 World Championships that year. He as the size and versatility at 6-foot-6, 185 pounds to play both shooting guard and small forward and provide plenty of offensive depth once he arrives in South Bend next year.
He won’t be an immediate impact player due to the presence of Gibbs, plus the backcourt already being occupied by upperclassmen Steve Vasturia and Demetrius Jackson, but Djogo should still contribute some clutch minutes off the bench and slowly work his way into the lineup.
*Featured Photo (above) credit to Scout