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Former Memorial basketball star Vasilije Curcic signs with St. John's Edge

Vasilije Curcic (32) of the Memorial Sea-Hawks looks to make a pass to teammate Jacob Hynes (11) during Atlantic University Sport (AUS) men’s basketball action at Acadia University in Wolfville, N.S., over the weekend. The Sea-Hawks finished their 2016-17 AUS regular-season by splitting two games with the Axemen. Fourth-place Memorial will take on fifth-place Acadia in a playoff quarter-final matchup next weekend in Halifax. Saturday’s game against Acadia was the final regular-season contest for Curcic, who finished second in AUS scoring this season and as Memorial’s third-leading scorer of all time.
Vasilije Curcic (32) of the Memorial Sea-Hawks looks to make a pass to teammate Jacob Hynes (11) during Atlantic University Sport (AUS) men’s basketball action at Acadia University in Wolfville, N.S., earlier this year. Curcic, who finished second in AUS scoring last season and is Memorial’s third-leading scorer of all time, has signed with the NBL Canada's St. John's Edge. — Acadia Athletics photo/PeterOleskevich

NBL Canada team fills two vacancies ahead of road trip; American Wally Ellenson also added to roster

Former Memorial Sea-Hawks star Vaislije Curcic has signed with the St. John’s Edge.

The 27-year-old power forward from Serbia graduated from Memorial earlier this year as one of men’s basketball program’s top players of all time and as the Sea-Hawks' third-leading scorer of all time,

Curcic was an AUS all--star in all five of his years with a Memorial — a member of the conference’s all-rookie team in 2013, a second-team all-star in 2014, 2015 and 2017 and a first-team all-star in 2016.

He led Memorial in scoring in all five of seasons at the school and was in the top five in the conference in four of them — Curcic was seventh in AUS scoring average as a rookie.

Curcic fills one of two roster vacancies for the league-leading Edge (7-2), who begin a three-game road trip in Kitchener, Ont., against the K-W Titans Wednesday night. Last week, the team had lost Canadian forward Jordan Jensen-White to a season-ending knee injury, while American Marcus Lewis, a forward-guard, was released.

The other roster spot was filled with the signing of 6-6 Wally Ellenson, who spent three years in Division One college programs with the Minnesota Golden Gophers (2) and Marquette Golden Eagles (1).

Last season, the Wisconsin native played in NBL Canada with the Windsor Express, averaging 9.67 points and 3.10 rebounds per game.

He is also the older brother of Detroit Pistons power forward Henry Ellenson, who was the Pistons’ first pick (16th overall) in the 2016 NBA draft.

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