2019-20 Men's Basketball Roster
#13 Nikola Djogo
Hometown Hamilton, Ontario
High School Athlete Institute Prep
HONORS AND AWARDS
- 2017 ACC Academic Honor Roll
- Announced March 6, 2019, that an MRI revealed a torn labrum in his right shoulder. Underwent surgery in March of 2019 and is expected to be back to full strength for the 2019-20 season.
- Missed the last two games at Florida State (2/25/19) and Louisville (3/3/19) due to a shoulder injury suffered late in the contest against Virginia Tech (2/23/19).
- His competition level against No. 2/2 Duke (1/28/19) earned him the start at Boston College (2/2/19) and he responded with a career-best performance, leading the Irish with 21 points (first career 20-point game) while shooting four-of-six from three-point range with three rebounds and two assists in a season-high 36 minutes.
- Notre Dame’s best player off the bench against No. 2/2 Duke (1/28/19), scoring seven points with two blocks and six rebounds in 21 minutes.
- Stepped up with the loss of T.J. Gibbs and Juwan Durham vs. Boston College (1/12/19) to play a season-high 22 minutes with six rebounds and two assists.
- Was not able to make the trip to Virginia Tech (1/1/19) while recovering from the flu.
- Saw an increased role off the bench due to the season-ending injuries to senior Rex Pflueger and freshman Robby Carmody.
- Came off the bench to score eight points in 11 minutes against Jacksonville.
- Matched his career high with nine rebounds in 25 minutes in the NIT opening win over Hampton (3/13/18).
- Played 34 turnover-free minutes at Wake Forest (2/24/18) while pulling down a career-best nine rebounds.
- With Rex Pflueger missing the Miami (FL) game due to injury, played a career-high 37 minutes against the Hurricanes, scoring seven points and grabbing five rebounds.
- Stepped up in a crucial time in the second half at Boston College (2/6/18) with Rex Pflueger sidelined after taking a hard fall on a drive to the basket. Took over defensive responsibilities for BC’s Jerome Robinson while also making key plays on offense – including a big three-point field goal when BC had cut the Irish lead to nine points with 5:32 remaining in the game.
- Hit double-digit scoring for the second time in his career at No. 4/5 Duke (1/29/18), finishing with 10 points.
- Made his first career start against Virginia Tech (1/27/18), becoming the first Canadian-born player to start at game at Notre Dame. Finished the game by playing 34 minutes with three points, two blocks and a steal.
- Stepped up in the battle with No. 20/18 North Carolina (1/13/18), scoring a career-high 12 points with four rebounds – hitting back-to-back three pointers late in the game to give the Irish a six-point lead in an eventual one-point loss.
- Played 24 minutes at Georgia Tech (1/10/18) and responded with five points and three rebounds.
- Missed the game against Southeastern Louisiana (12/21/17) while he recovered from an illness.
- Logged seven key minutes vs. Indiana (12/16/17) in the Crossroads Classic, finishing with three points and two rebounds.
- Saw his earliest playing time of the year at Delaware (12/9/17), as he was the second substitute to enter the game in the first half, finished with a three pointer in four minutes of action.
- Connected on his first career three-point field goal in the victory over LSU (11/21/17) at the 2017 Maui Invitational.
- Played 10 minutes in the victory over Chicago State (11/16/17), dishing out four assists.
- Made his Notre Dame debut in the second half against Mount St. Mary’s (11/13/17).
- Sat out the 2016-17 season to preserve a year of eligibility.
- Attended Saltfleet for his freshman through junior season before transferring to Athlete Institute Prep for his final year of prep competition.
- Averaged 18 points, 10 rebounds and seven assists in his junior season at Saltfleet, helping them to the Triple A OFSAA Championship (equal of state championship in United States).
- Helped Athletes Institute win the inaugural OSBA Championship in 2016.
- Also competed in volleyball and soccer during his prep career.
- Full name is Nikola Djogo.
- Born in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada.
- Son of Djordje and Zana Djogo, along with older sister Anja.
- Parents moved from the former Yugoslavia to Ontario, Canada, to escape the Yugoslav Civil War fought throughout the 1990s.
- Enrolled in the Mendoza College of Business with a major in management consulting.