St. Joe's Halil Kanacevic to play in Slovenia

St. Joe's Halil Kanacevic to play in Slovenia
August 25, 2014, 10:30 am
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Halil Kanacevic averaged 10.9 points, 8.7 rebounds, 4.4 assists and 1.5 blocks as a senior at Saint Joseph's. (USA Today Images)

Former St. Joe's do-it-all forward Halil Kanacevic has signed a pro contract to play in Slovenia.

Kanacevic, who averaged 10.9 points, 8.7 rebounds, 4.4 assists and 1.5 blocks as a senior, will play for Union Olimpija, which competes in the EuroCup and in the Adriatic League, where Sixers draft pick Dario Saric won the MVP award last season.

Kanacevic has had a busy summer, playing for the Nuggets in the NBA summer league in Las Vegas and spending 11 games with Virtus Roma in Italy.

Kanacevic transferred to St. Joe's from Hofstra after his freshman year. In his career with the two schools, he combined for over 1,000 points, 1,000 rebounds, 400 assists and 200 blocks. He is the only Hawk ever to reach each milestone, though some of those numbers came in his lone season with the Pride.

The 6-foot-8, 255-pound forward from Staten Island helped lead the Hawks to the NCAA tournament this past season by averaging 15.3 points and 14.3 rebounds in the Atlantic 10 tourney.

St. Joe's earned a 10-seed and suffered a heartbreaking defeat to UConn, 89-81 in overtime. The Huskies went on to win the entire tournament.

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