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SJU Men's Basketball BIO
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Halil Kanacevic
Player Profile:
Halil Kanacevic 1535278
Position: Forward
Height: 6'8"
Weight: 255
Year: Senior
Hometown: Staten Island, N.Y.
High School: Curtis

Career Stats| Game-by-Game Stats (2011-14)

CAREER: Only player to wear the SJU uniform who has recorded over 1,000 points, 1,000 rebounds, 400 assists and 200 blocks... Finished career with 1,151 points, 1,028 rebounds, 406 assists and 214 blocks in four years, totals which include his freshman season at Hofstra... Placing those numbers on SJU's all-time list, he ranks 35th in points, fifth in rebounds, eighth in assists and fourth in blocks.

2013-14: Atlantic 10 All-Conference Second Team selection... Most Valuable Player of the 2014 Atlantic 10 Championship as he averaged 15.3 points and 14.3 assists in helping lead the Hawks to the title... All-Big 5 First Team honoree... NABC All-District 4 First Team selection... Co-recipient of the John P. Hilferty Award as SJU’s Most Valuable Player... Averaged 10.8 points on the season and led team in rebounds per game (8.8), assists (4.4) and blocks  (1.5)...Had 11 points and 14 rebounds in championship game win over VCU... Posted a game-high 26 points and 17 rebounds, shooting 8-for-12 both from the field and the line, in A-10 Semifinal victory over St. Bonaventure... Had nine points and 12 rebounds vs. Dayton in A-10 Quarterfinals... Recorded 10 points, eight assists, eight rebounds, and four blocks in win over Dayton... Scored 12 points of 5-of-9 shooting from the floor and grabbed nine boards at Rhode Island... Notched 10 points, six rebounds, six assists, and four blocks at La Salle... Had seven points, 10 rebounds, and seven assists against VCU... Posted 18 points on 7-of-11 shooting from the floor in win over #21 UMass... Scored 1,000th point of collegiate career and added 11 rebounds at Dayton... Posted game-high 21 points on 9-of-13 shooting from the floor and pulled down a career-high 19 rebounds at Richmond... Hit for 11 points on 4-of-6 shooting from the floor against Rhode Island... Matched career highs with 15 rebounds and 12 assists to go with nine points in win at Penn...  Netted game-high 23 points on 9-of-15 shooting from the floor at George Mason... Posted third double-double with 10 points (6-of-9 FG) and 13 rebounds at #19 Massachusetts... Registered career-high 27 points on 12-of-13 shooting from the floor to go with 14 rebounds, four assists, and two blocks in win over Drexel, all team highs... Posted 11 points on 3-of-9 shooting from the floor and pulled down nine rebounds at Temple... Hit 11 points on 4-of-8 shooting from the floor and pulled down six boards against Siena at the Old Spice Classic... Also registered 12 points on 4-of-9 FG and added four steals against LSU... Pulled down 10 rebounds against Creighton... Posted 12 points, 11 rebounds, and eight assists in win over Marist... Big 5 Co-Player of the Week (2/3, 1/13, 12/23)...Team tri-captain.

2012-13:
Started 14 of 26 games played... Averaged 8.5 points per game... Tied for first on the team in assists per game (3.5) and ranked second in rebounds (7.2)... Averaged 9.1 ppg and 6.8 rpg in A-10 games... Ranked sixth in the league in defensive rebounds (5.0), sixth in blocked shots (1.6 avg.), ninth in overall rebounding, and 11th in assists... Tied season-high with 12 rebounds in NIT against St. John's... Recorded back-to-back double figure games in A-10 Tournament against Xavier  (11 points) and #25 VCU (10 points)... Drained 12 points and grabbed nine boards in win over Fordham... Scored team-high 16 points (6-of-8 FG) against La Salle... Had 15 points, eight rebounds, and season-high four blocks in win over Xavier... Registered season-high 16 points (6-of-6 FG) against St. Bonaventure... Was unavailable for games at Penn, #22 VCU, and Duquesne due to death in family... Grabbed seven rebounds against #14 Butler... Pulled down a game-high 12 rebounds and added seven points at Morgan State... Sat out Fairfield and Iona games due to unsportsmanlike conduct at Villanova (12/11)... Tied for game-best with 12 rebounds at Coppin State... Missed American game with back strain... Recorded 15 points, eight rebounds and team-high six assists in win over #20 Notre Dame... Posted double-double against Yale with 11 points and 11 boards... A-10 Preseason All-Conference Third Team selection.

2011-12:
Atlantic 10 All-Conference Honorable Mention selection in his first year with the Hawks... Team's leader in rebounds (8.3) and assists (3.6)... Scored 8.3 points per game... Registered a team-high eight double-doubles on the year... Had 16 points and 11 rebounds in A-10 win over Charlotte... Had 14 points, 12 boards, and six assists in win over Temple... Posted a double-double at George Washington with 10 points and 13 boards... Grabbed a team-high 15 rebounds against Massachusetts... Had seven points and 10 rebounds vs. Saint Louis... Named the Big 5 Player of the Week after Richmond and La Salle wins... Posted a double-double at Xavier with 13 points and 14 rebounds... Handed out eight assists in win over Fordham... Had 11 points and 15 rebounds in win at Duquesne... Had 12 assists, seven blocks and eight boards versus Morgan State... Had eight rebounds, eight assists and four blocks vs. Coppin State... Recorded season-high 12 points against Drexel... Posted double-double at American with 11 points and 10 rebounds... Notched first double-double of the year with 10 points and 11 rebounds against Georgia Tech.

2010-11: Sat out the season after transferring to Saint Joseph's from Hofstra University.

2009-10 (Hofstra University): Named to the CAA All-Rookie Team... Averaged 8.6 points and 7.6 rebounds at Hofstra... Played in 34 games with seven starts...Notched double figures 12 times... Had a double-double in his collegiate debut with 18 points and 12 rebounds against Kansas.

High School/Personal: PSAL Class A Player of the Year at Curtis High School in Staten Island... Averaged 18.0 points and 12.0 rebounds as a senior... Helped Curtis to the PSAL title in 2009, the first ever won by a Staten Island team... Had a triple-double in the PSAL Tournament and had 19 blocked shots in an opening round game... Scored over 1,000 points in his career... Named to the Class A All-State Third Team and the Daily News' All-City Second Team... Changed his number to 45 (from 21) for this season to honor his uncle who passed away in 2013 at the age of 45... Graduated in December 2013 with a bachelor's degree.

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