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.