Marcus James, the 6-7 forward who was named the team's "Most Valuable Player" in 2011-12, will be playing pro ball in Canada.

The Waterbury, Conn., product was the 18th player selected in the National Basketball League of Canada draft held Monday, August 19.

James was the third pick of the Mississauga Power located in Mississauga, Ontario.

The 2013 NBL Canada Draft was held at the Hilton Suites in Markham, Ontario. The Power begins the NBL Canada season on Nov. 2.

Three other players from NCAA Division I basketball teams were selected by the Power in their draft. Mississauga also selected Bol Kong, 6-8 forward from Xavier; Dwight McCombs, 6-8 forward from Central Florida and Eric Petty, 6-6 guard from Mississippi Valley State.

A two-year starter for the Bearkats, James totaled 307 points and 226 rebounds as a senior in 2011-12. He was the team's top rebounder in 15 games and scored in double figures in 14 contests. His season high in scoring was 24 points in a game against Texas-Arlington.

“Marcus will utilize his high motor to help us with rebounding and blocking shots,” Power head coach Fred Grannum said. “The players we selected will be great addtions to our system."