Source: Nikola Cerina to transfer to NU

Updated: May 20, 2011, 11:23 PM ET
By Scott Powers | ESPNChicago.com

TCU sophomore forward Nikola Cerina is transferring to Northwestern, according to a source.

Cerina, a 6-foot-9, 245-pound power forward, started 18 games for TCU last season and averaged 5.4 points, 4.1 rebounds and 0.9 steals. He started 15 of the Horned Frogs' last 16 games and averaged 8.4 rebounds over the season's final five games.

Cerina, who is originally from Serbia, will sit out next season and have two years of eligibility remaining. He's expected to provide Northwestern with front court help when Luka Mirkovic and Davide Curletti graduate following next season.

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Scott Powers is a general reporter for ESPNChicago.com. He is an award-winning journalist and has been reporting on preps, colleges and pros for publications throughout the Midwest since 1997.