When Arizona head coach Tommy Lloyd was hired, he asserted the Wildcat brand had an international kind of pull. Arizona could attract talent from all over the world to come to Tucson and play basketball, he said then.

Those words rang true on Tuesday when the Wildcats secured a commitment from Filip Borovicanin, a 6-foot-8 wing from Serbia. Borovicanin announced his commitment on Instagram, choosing the Wildcats over interest from Xavier, Texas Tech, and the NBA’s G-League.


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Arizona big man Oumar Ballo was right there to welcome Borovicanin to the team, saying “Welcome home brother.”

According to ESPN’s Jonathan Givony, he averaged 20 points, nine boards, and more than four assists for KK Beko in Serbia last season. He shows really nice feel with the ball in his hands.

The Wildcats’ situation on the wing gets even more interesting with Borovicanin’s commitment. Lloyd and the rest of his Arizona coaching staff will have Pelle Larsson, a developing Adama Ball, and potentially Dalen Terry to work with, allowing them to pick and choose their spots with Borovicanin as he develops.

He joins 7-foot center Dylan Anderson as Arizona’s second commit for the Class of 2022.