A source within the Northeastern Huskies Athletic Department has confirmed that 6-11, 240 pound junior forward/center Dinko Marshavelski has completed his undergraduate degree requirements and will be leaving Northeastern with a Bachelor’s Degree in International Business.
His goal is to return home to Bulgaria to pursue a professional basketball career.
Marshavelski, who grew up in Plovdiv, Bulgaria, played one year of high school ball at Woodside Priory High School in Portola, Calif. and one year at Wilbraham & Monson Academy in Wilbraham, Mass.
In his freshman season at Northeastern, Marshavelski appeared in eight games in 2009-2010. The big man, who became an enormous fan favorite in Matthews Arena and around campus, gradually earned a more intricate role in head coach Bill Coen’s rotation in his sophomore season, but Marshavelski’s development was curtailed when he was forced to medically redshirt in 2011-2012.
This year, Marshavelski played a significant role off the bench for the Huskies on their journey towards achieving the Colonial Athletic Association regular season title. However, near-seven-footer never truly reached the potential that Coen and his staff saw him reaching several years ago.
The Bulgarian was often times a force inside, using an array of baby hook shots to score over smaller opponents.
Following Northeastern’s Jan. 27 71-51 victory over George Mason, in which Marshavelski scored 11 points in 10 minutes, Coen sung the big man’s praises.
“We will be at our best when Dinko plays at his best,” Coen said following the blowout victory.
Unfortunately, for both parties, Marshavelski was never able to reach that foreseen potential and be a staple in the Huskies’ starting lineup.
However, with 6-10 junior forward Scott Eatherton, a transfer from St. Francis University (Pa.) set to be eligible for the 2013-2014 season, the Huskies’ frontcourt will still have enough pieces to compete against the biggest teams in the CAA.