Georgi Funtarov
Class:
Freshman

Hometown:
Sofia, Bulgaria

High School:
Vermont Academy '13

Height / Weight:
6-8 / 205

Position:
F

Major:
Undeclared

VERMONT ACADEMY '13:Averaged 13 points and seven rebounds per game... Also shot 47 pct. from the floor and 40 pct. from three... Scored a season-high 23 points and recorded 12 rebounds in the Wildcats' final regular season game...

Georgi Funtarov with mathematics lecturer Zeke Vogler at the Tercero residence hall area

Helped his team win four of its final five games to advance to the NEPSAC AA Tournament quarterfinals.

BISHOP SEABURY ACADEMY (KANSAS): Averaged 21 points and nine rebounds per game... Received All-State honorable mention from the Kansas Basketball Coaches Association and AP.

PERSONAL: Born in Sofia, Bulgaria... Currently undecided on a major... Parents are Blagovest and Daniela Funtarov... Has one sibling, Diliana, who graduated from Dickson College... Named to Bulgaria's U16 national team, one that captured the European Championship in 2009... Funtarov also represented his country the following year at the U18 Championships... Prior to his arrival at Davis, he was invited to train as a member of Bulgaria's U20 squad... Is an avid fan of Formula 1 racing... Not many people know that he can cook... Competing for two-time champion Bulgaria, as a member of its U16 and U18 national teams is his career highlight... If he could compete in another sport, he would choose volleyball... LeBron James is his favorite sports hero... He chose to attend UC Davis due to its great environment and education...Abdi İpekçi Arena (Turkey) is his favorite facility that he has competed in... "Slow down and enjoy the moment," is his advice to others.