Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Voncina not returning to 49ers

The short-lived Charlotte 49ers basketball career of Luka Voncina appears to be over.

Voncina, a sophomore guard who left the team two weeks ago to attend to a family issue in his native Slovenia, informed 49ers coach Alan Major on Tuesday that he would not return to Charlotte.

"Although we are disappointed Luka will not be returning, we wish him nothing but the best in his future and understand that he wants to support his family,” Major said in a statement. “We appreciate his efforts and though our basketball relationship is over our friendship will continue."

Voncina arrived in Charlotte as a freshman in 2010, but didn't play last season because of eligibility issues that couldn't be resolved between UNC Charlotte and his school in Slovenia.

With those issues resolved, Voncina began this season as a solid contributor in the 49ers backcourt, averaging 3.0 points and 0.8 rebounds in eight games. He averaged 15.6 minutes per game, shooting 36. percent from the field and 31.3 percent from three-point range.


NCdirtdigger said...

It's a shame Luka couldn't teach DeMario how to put some arch on his shots before he went back home.

Anonymous said...

Is anyone really surprised?

Anonymous said...

Dirtdigger, arch is a structure or something you have in your shoe. It would be tough to "put some on your shot". Arc, on the other hand, can be put on your shot.

Just keep digging.

Anonymous said...


Anonymous said...

It probably smells alot better in Russia. UNCc STINKS!

Anonymous said...

Who knows if it smells better in Russia. Considering he's from Slovenia, it doesn't really matter. Moron.

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