CORAL GABLES, Fla. – The University of Miami women’s basketball team gained a new addition Wednesday, as head coach Katie Meier announced the signing of Karla Erjavec.
“Karla is a sophisticated basketball player who will add tremendous experience to our squad,” Meier said. “She’s had success at every level and plays with a great amount of confidence. We love her vision, composure and leadership, and are very fortunate to have her in the Hurricane family.”
A native of Zagreb, Croatia, Erjavec joins the Canes after two seasons with the University of Wyoming Cowgirls. Erjavec was a two-year starter for the Cowboys, averaging 8.0 points, 3.5 assists and 2.9 rebounds per game in 53 appearances for Wyoming.
In 2019-20, Erjavec totaled three double-digit outings and recorded three-plus assists in 14 of 20 games played.
During her freshman season, the 5-point-10 point guard was named to the Mountain West All-Freshman Team, averaging 8.9 points and 2.6 assists per outing. Erjavec helped the Cowgirls to the WNIT Quarterfinals, posting 10.0 points and 2.8 assists per game, while shooting 84.6 percent from the charity stripe in the tournament.
A member of the U18 and U20 Croatian National Teams, Erjavec represented her home country at the FIBA U20 Women’s European Championship in 2018, averaging 5.7 points and 3.4 assists during the tournament. In 2016, Erjavec helped her U18 team to four gold medals in the U18 State Championships.
“[Karla] is one of the most high-profile big point guards that has come from the international section,” Danie Prince, CEO of Passion Hoops International said. “She can get to the rim, find players with pinpoint accuracy and make key decisive decisions. Coming out of Europe, she was a five-star playmaker and nothing has changed.”
Basketball runs in the Erjavec family, as both of her parents played professionally. Additionally, her father, Mladen, served as an assistant coach for the Croatian national team from 2009-11 and again in 2013.
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