Inside the Lions: 17,000 Miles of Transition

Marin Mornar

Oct. 8, 2012

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LOS ANGELES -- Lions' All-Access continues to go Inside the Lions, with a look at the six-member incoming class for this season's LMU men's basketball team. Up next is freshman Marin Mornar.



At 18, the Croatia native Mornar decided to move away from his home in the Croatia capital of Zargeb to dedicate himself to playing college basketball at Consortium College Prep - in Detroit, Michigan. Eighteen months later, he finds himself with a nickname and 17,000 miles from home playing for the Lions.

"It is an experience of a lifetime," says Mornar. "But People wouldn't believe if I told them at 18 I moved to another country to play basketball."

Mornar is one of four Lions' who call home overseas, joining Nigerian natives Godwin Okonji and Ayodeji Egbeyemi and London native Ashley Hamilton.

Mornar is one of six newcomers who will begin their collegiate basketball careers this month and Lions' All-Access will be there to get an Inside look.

The Lions will give a first look to their season with Madness at Midnight on Friday, Oct. 19, followed by the Crimson and Navy game on Saturday, Oct. 20 at 2 p.m. Season tickets are still available, including special Friends and Family pricing. Visit the Ticket Homepage for more information.



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