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.