The class of 2022 commitments continue to pick up steam and Friday morning was no exception as Head Coach Jim Larranaga and the Miami Hurricanes struck on the recruiting trail landing a verbal commitment from senior Danilo Jovanovich of Whitnall High School in Wisconsin.

A 6-8 205 pound forward, Jovanovich was one of the quiet steals left on the board in the 2022 class and the Hurricanes swept in with an offer this fall and secured a commitment this morning while hosting the talented forward on an official visit to Coral Gables, Florida this week.  The talented forward held offers from USC, Wake Forest, Penn State, Illinois, De Paul, etc. but he knew he wanted to play for Coach Larranaga and his staff right away.  “The family atmosphere was a big thing for me and the coaches made me feel wanted and welcome,” Jovanovich said, adding, “Miami and their entire staff checked all those boxes and made the decision easy for me and my family.”  

Jovanovich is a versatile forward that can play multiple positions on the floor with a skill package that matches that versatility.  He can score at all three levels, he’s an advanced scorer in the post based off feel, instincts,  and skill and he has shown the ability to stretch the floor when needed to knock down the perimeter shot making for a difficult cover.  He’s highly efficient, he runs the floor, he sees the floor well, he’s an excellent passer, and he has nice athleticism and bounce for a late blooming talent that oozes with upside and a high ceiling he’s a perfect fit for Coach Larranaga and the Hurricanes and he’s locked in, “Coach Larranaga and Coach Courtney made me feel like family and being able to play for one of the best, most respected, and winningest coaches in NCAA history is both a blessing and a privilege,”  Jovanovich said.  “In addition to being able to play a great person like Coach Larranaga, Miami is a great program in the best conference in the country in the ACC and it’s also one of the top schools for academics so for me it was a no brainer.”  

Jovanovich was one of the best kept secrets in the country this past spring and talented senior made everyone know his name during the month of July with a number of scintillating performances for the Wisconsin based Phenom University-Team Herro EYBL program.  He helped his travel team qualify for the prestigious Nike Peach Jam where he proceeded to be a model of dominance and consistency to the tune of 18.2 PPG, 6.4 RPG, and 2.4 APG during Nike Peach Jam competition.  While his individual performances were consistently special, his efficiency surpassed that as the 6-8 forward shot a lights out 44 for 67 (i.e. 65.67%) from the field despite matching up with some of the best prospects in the country.  

The senior from Wisconsin knows what he brings to the table but he also knows what he needs to do to take his game to the next level, “I bring a little bit of everything, I can score from all three levels, I can defend multiple positions, I have a high motor and if need be I’m willing to do the dirty work and whatever the coaching staff asks of me to helps us be successful.”  He added, “I am a lead by example type of guy and I will lots of energy and always work to be leader with my production and a leader in the locker room by supporting all my teammates and coaches.  That being said I have to continue to develop my game and my body and that means getting stronger, faster, quicker, more explosive, etc. and improving all aspects on my game so I can excel at the next level.”  

A humble and talented prospect, Jovanovich isn’t much for hype as he simply prefers to get to work and he’s excited to head to Miami and play for Coach Larranaga.  “Coach L and his staff have been great through this entire process and I’m excited to be blessed with the opportunity to learn from them and wear a Miami jersey,” adding, “I want to thank God for everything he has done for me and blessed me with over the years.  I also want to thank my family, friends, and coaches for the constant support.”