Texans add 6-5 forward from Montenegro, Andjela Bigovic, for 2023-24


STEPHENVILLE – Tarleton bolstered their frontcourt on Friday with the announcement of signing 6-5 forward Andjela Bigovic from Montenegro.

Bigovic has all the tools of a stretch-four, coming off of her lone season at Cochise College at the JUCO level shooting 38.4 percent from the three-point line. Across 34 games (21 starts) for the Apaches, Bigovic averaged 7.8 points and 3.8 rebounds in 9.0 minutes per game.

Per 40 minutes, she averaged 34.9 points and 17.0 rebounds.

Bigovic joined the scene in Douglas, Arizona, in 2022-23, helping Cochise to a NJCAA Division I Women’s Basketball Championships at-large berth, advancing to the second round of the national postseason tournament. The Apaches went 28-6 overall, a 17-win improvement year-over-year.

She scored in double figures 13 times, pouring in a career-high 20 points on 7-of-13 shooting, including 6-of-11 from distance, against Whatcom College on Dec. 29. In Cochise’s first round win over Collin County CC in the national tournament, she tallied 12 points (4-7 3PT) and six rebounds.

Bigovic’s hometown is Herceg Novi, Montenegro. She attended Gimnazija Cetinje, and played for the Buducnost Bemax in the Women’s Adriatic Basketball Association. There she helped her team win the league championship twice and take the Montenegrin Cup five years in a row.

Bigovic plans to pursue a business degree at Tarleton.

She is the third announced signing by head coach Bill Brock, joining post player Faith Acker from Winnsboro High School and guard Miannah Little from McLennan CC, who were both announced on Thursday.

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