Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Kanacevic to miss next few games

St. Joseph's junior forward Halil Kanacevic will miss the Hawks next few games due to a death in the family.

Kanacevic to miss next few games

(Michael Perez/AP)
(Michael Perez/AP)

St. Joseph’s junior forward Halil Kanacevic will miss the Hawks next few games due to a death in the family.

Kanacevic’s maternal uncle passed away this week and he is accompanying his parents to their homeland of Montenegro.

It is believed that he could return after two games. The Hawks play Saturday at Duquesne and Thursday at VCU.

The 6-foot-8 Kanacevic is averaging 7.1 points, 7.2 rebounds and 3.1 assists. He missed a game earlier this season against American University due to a back injury and also served a two-game team suspension for unsportsmanlike conduct during the Hawks loss at Villanova.

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Since returning from his suspension, Kanacevic has been coming off the bench.  He has struggled upon his return from the Villanova game. In the three games since his return, Kanacevic has scored a total of 14 points and shot 5 for 20 from the field.

-Marc Narducci

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Marc Narducci has performed a variety of jobs at The Inquirer since beginning with the paper in 1983. A long-time high school sports reporter in South Jersey, Narducci has also served as a beat writer for the 76ers, a backup Eagles and Sixers writer and has covered all the professional and colleges in the Philadelphia area. Among his duties at The Inquirer over the years, Narducci has covered one Super Bowl, two World Series and three NBA all-star games. Most recently he has covered the Philadelphia Union soccer team and this season will be adding college basketball duties, paying specific attention to St. Joseph’s. A life-long Southern New Jersey resident, Narducci is a 1977 graduate of Paul VI High and 1981 graduate of Glassboro State College (now Rowan University). Email Marc at and follow him on Twitter.

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