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MISSOULA — Fabijan Krslovic's basketball playing days aren't over yet.

The Montana Grizzlies' senior forward signed a contract to play in his home country of Australia, according to a news release from the athletic department.

“I’m really excited,” Krslovic said in the release. “It hasn’t quite hit me that I’m leaving. I’m sad to leave but I’m excited to see what the future holds.”

Krslovic will graduate on Saturday and join the Cairns Marlins, a team in the northeast corner of Australia. Cairns plays in the Queensland Basketball League (QBL), a semi-professional basketball league made up of 15 teams.

The Marlins have started their season and are 3-1 heading into this weekend. Their season runs through September

Krslovic was a four-year starter at Montana who played in a school-record 132 games and started 116. A fundamentally sound player, he averaged 6.1 points, 5.1 rebounds, 1.3 assists, 0.95 steals and 0.52 blocks per game.

“Fab will be successful in whatever he wants to do,” Montana head coach Travis DeCuire said in the release. “I think he’ll enjoy his playing experience and just being a basketball player for once in his life. Not a lot of people get to do that. We’re excited to follow him.”

Frank Gogola covers Montana Grizzlies men's basketball for the Missoulian. Follow him on Twitter @FrankGogola or email him at Frank.Gogola@406mtsports.com.

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