St. Joseph's forward Halil Kanacevic, who helped lead the Hawks to their first NCAA tournament appearance since 2008, signed a professional contract with Virtus Roma of Italy.
Virtus Roma competes in Basketball League Series A, which is the National Professional First Division and the highest level of club completion in that country.
The 6-foot-8 Kanacevic leaves on Wednesday. He said the team has a few games left in the regular season and then will compete in the playoffs.
"I am going to get thrown into the fire," he said in a telephone interview. "This is a great opportunity for me."