Harvard student-athlete graduate and active professional athlete Danilo Djuricic brings a fresh perspective to his executive consulting role at Won For All.
“I recognize that my time as an athlete will not last forever – at some point, the ball will stop bouncing,” says Danilo. “That being said, embracing that reality, and preparing for when that day comes, is important. I’m excited to join the team at Won For All because they educate, empower, and connect athletes, easing the transition to life after sport. Ultimately, Won For All helps athletes realize they are more than just athletes, and how to tap into their full potential. I truly believe and connect with what they are doing, and I am excited to spread the word to others.”
With a passion for personal development and helping others in the athlete career transition field, the entrepreneur launched his mentoring/consulting business for young student-athletes to give them the necessary tools to take proactive steps in preparation for their eventual retirement. He also founded a freelance design and marketing studio that helps individuals and companies elevate their brands through design.
Danilo is also working on additional finance credentials to work under his mentor as an associate in the finance world. With giving back and philanthropy top-of-mind, Danilo is a volunteer coach and mentor with the youth development organization Jump Thru Hoops – a position that allows him to work closely with young student-athletes.
On the court, Danilo and his teammates at the Scarborough Shooting Stars, won the 2023 Canadian Elite Basketball Championship, during his second season with the team. Prior to this, he played professional basketball in Brno, Czech Republic.
A member of Canada’s National Team program, Danilo represented and captained Canada at both the Cadet and Junior levels. In 2017 they won gold at the FIBA U19 World Championships, a first-time accomplishment on the men’s side, at any level in Canadian history. He is also part of the pool of 24 players that have been chosen to represent Canada during World Cup Qualifying windows.
Djuricic graduated from St. Michael’s College School in Toronto in 2017. He continued his studies and NCAA D1 basketball career at Harvard University, in the Ivy League. Danilo graduated from Harvard in 2021 with a degree in Economics and a minor in Sociology.