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Junior guard Mussini leaves St. John’s

St John's v Xavier

CINCINNATI, OH - FEBRUARY 03: Chris Mullin the head coach of the St. John’s Red Storm gives instructions to Federico Mussini #4 during the game against the Xavier Musketeersat Cintas Center on February 3, 2016 in Cincinnati, Ohio. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

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NEW YORK (AP) — Junior guard Federico Mussini has decided to leave St. John’s to pursue a professional basketball career in Europe.

Mussini, who averaged 9.5 points, 2.1 rebounds and 1.5 assists, over the past two seasons, made the announcement Tuesday. The native of Reggio Emilia, Italy, played in 62 games, starting 25. He made 112 3-pointers and shot 85.9 percent at the free throw line.

A Big East All-Academic Team selection, Mussini averaged 8.2 points while playing 19.2 minutes in 30 games last season. He finished second on the team with 56 3-pointers on 42.7 percent shooting from beyond the arc.