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Matija Milin developed into one of the top sixth-men in the MAAC during the 2015-16 campaign, coming off the bench in all regular-season games. He garnered his first start in the MAAC quarterfinal game against Saint Peter’s and remained among the starting five in the next two postseason games against Monmouth and New Hampshire. Milin reached double figures for the first time as a Stag with 11 points at Maryland-Eastern Shore which started a run of five straight double-digit scoring games. During that run, Milin posted his only double-double of the season with 10 points and 11 rebounds against Columbia. He fell one rebound short of a double-double in three other games – Manhattan (19 pts.), Saint Peter’s (10 pts.) and Monmouth (16 pts.). The latter two in that list came in the MAAC tournament which enabled him to be the team’s top rebounder in the MAAC tournament with a 9.0 average. Milin was named the MAAC rookie of the week when he averaged 16 points in a 1-1 week against Siena and at Saint Peter’s in the final week of the season. The forward later surpassed that five-game run of double-digit scoring when he hit the 10-point mark six times over the final four regular-season games and the two MAAC tournament dates. He was also successful distributing the ball, posting at least one assist in 15 games and three or more assists in six contests.
Milin, a 6-9, 220-pound forward, came to Fairfield from Belgrade, Serbia and was ranked as a high major player at the 2015 UBA Showcase in Istanbul, Turkey. He was a member of the Serbian Junior National Team from 2011-14 and was also a member of KK Zeman (Serbia) Junior Team.