ESPN: Hodzic took unusual path to hoops stardom
Monday, December 27, 2010
ESPN: Hodzic took unusual path to hoops stardom

by Mark Adams

Adnan Hodzic's journey to Lipscomb didn't follow the traditional path. As a young boy in Sarajevo during the Bosnian War, Hodzic was more concerned with his family's future than with shooting baskets.

“I remember the war," said the Bisons forward. "Americans typically see war from far away. This was in my hometown.”

Hodzic fled the ethnic cleansing in Bosnia at age 8 with his mother and sister and emigrated to the United States. Hodzic’s father, Mehmed, fought in the war for another year and a half before eventually joining his family in Columbus, Ohio. Hodzic described that period as “the toughest of my life.”