Jordan Morgan signs with Virtus Roma

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Jordan Morgan will continue his professional career in Italy. The former Michigan big man signed a contract with Virtus Roma of the Italian Serie A today.

“I’m lucky to start my career as a professional team with a historic and prestigious as Virtus, in a lovely city like Rome,” Morgan told Virtus Roma’s website (translated from Italian). “I’m excited for the team we’re putting together, I can not wait to meet my new teammates and to take the court.”

Morgan averaged 6.4 points and five rebounds per game as a fifth-year senior while anchoring Michigan’s defensive back line. The 6-foot-8 big man played in the NBA Summer League with the Minnesota Timberwolves, averaging 6 points and three rebounds per game in three games of action.

Virtus Roma also signed former Syracuse guard Brandon Triche and former Iowa State forward Melvin Ejim. Roma plays in the top division of Italian basketball and will also participate in the second-level of European competition, the EuroCup, this season.

Morgan is the fourth member of Michigan’s 2013-14 team to continue his professional career as Nik Stauskas was drafted by the Sacramento Kings, Mitch McGary by the Oklahoma City Thunder and Glenn Robinson III by the Minnesota Timberwolves.

  • http://www.umhoops.com/ Dylan Burkhardt

    Liked this quote from the GM on the site (despite rough translation).

    “Morgan is a solid player, and square. We give substance into the area and depth in attack. He comes from a background of basketball very high, in fact of three of his college classmates were selected to the NBA Draft this year. For a number of factors that I have not had the exposure it deserves, because it is a team player willing to sacrifice. It has important human qualities and not surprisingly he was captain at Michigan University.”

  • zeroskie

    Has Glenn signed with the Wolves yet?

    • http://www.umhoops.com/ Dylan Burkhardt

      No. Not yet.

  • jakerblue

    Guess I have a favorite Italian basketball team now, Go Virtus!

  • Kenny

    This is great. Italy Serie A is top tier in Europe. Top 5 in the world.

    • Northern blue

      What a guy! Seems to have the right approach/ personality to make it in the team oriented European league and European lifestyle to succeed. A lot of players have the talent but have a hard time adjusting, from what we hear about Jordan he will do fine in that respect!

  • Mattski

    I’ll bet we can find one of their games to watch this year. Would be fun to have a comment thread. Congrats, JMo!

  • Fred Z in Ann Arbor

    Excellent.

  • rlcBlue

    Congratulazioni e buona fortuna!