Dom Samac Signs Professional Contract with Croatian Team Cibona Zegreb


HAYS, Kan. – Former Fort Hays State basketball player Dom Samac has signed a contract to play professional basketball in his hometown of Zagreb, Croatia. He will join KK Cibona Zagreb, a professional club that competes in the Croatian League and Adriatic League.

Samac earned All-MIAA Third Team honors in both of his seasons at Fort Hays State (2014-15 and 2015-16). Over two years he averaged 12 points and 6.1 rebounds per game while shooting 55.2 percent from the field and 37.8 percent from beyond the 3-point line. Last year as a senior, he averaged 13.5 points and 7.2 rebounds per game. He finished with 721 points and 363 rebounds overall with the Tigers. Samac played at Denver University before transferring to FHSU.

One of Samac’s teammates on Cibona Zagreb also played collegiately in the state of Kansas. Elijah Johnson, a former standout player at the University of Kansas, is also on the squad.

Samac is the second player from the 2015-16 FHSU squad to sign a professional contract in Europe. Craig Nicholson signed with CS Cuza Sport Braila, a professional club in the city of Braila, Romania, back in July.

Samac joins a long list of players from Fort Hays State coached by Mark Johnson to go on and play professionally. Below is a list of former players under Johnson to play professionally. Years listed are years played at FHSU.

Dom Samac (2014-16)
Craig Nicholson (2012-16)
Tomislav Gabric (2012-15)
Ben Congiusta (2009-13)
KC Rodenburg (2011-12)
Moses Dayee (2010-12)
Karron McKenzie (2010-12)
Dominique Jones (2009-11)
Dijon Smith (2009-11)
Ken Bowman (2009-11)
Terry Jeffries (2007-09)
Rob Igbawua (2007-09)
Tyrone Shephard (2004-06)
Jonathan Raney (2001-03)
Melroy McKelvey (2001-03)

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