Adam Zagoria covers basketball at all levels. He is the author of two books and an award-winning journalist whose articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Sports Illustrated, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide.
Darryl Morsell, a 6-foot-5, 200-pound combo guard from Baltimore (MD) Mount Saint Joseph and the Team Melo AAU Program, committed to Maryland on Wednesday but won’t sign during the NCAA early signing period Nov. 9-16.
Morsell also considered Notre Dame and Dayton. He previously cut Villanova and Virginia Tech from his top five.
Morsell visited Maryland for their Midnight Madness along with 6-10 commit Bruno Fernando.
“It was good,” he said.
Morsell averaged 10.6 points, 5.1 rebounds and 1.7 assists per game last season when he led Mount Saint Joseph to the Maryland Interscholastic Athletic Association A Conference championship game, the Baltimore Sun reported.
Dwayne Wise of Team Melo said Maryland is getting a guy who can contribute immediately.
“Because of Darryl’s versatility as a defender combined with his slashing ability and improved jump shot, he has an unlimited ceiling,” Wise said.
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Adam Zagoria is a Basketball Insider who covers basketball at all levels. A contributor to The New York Times and SportsNet New York (SNY), he is also the author of two books and is an award-winning journalist and filmmaker. His articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide. He also won an Emmy award for his work on the SNY mini-documentary on Syracuse guard Tyus Battle.
A veteran Ultimate Frisbee player, he has competed in numerous National and World Championships and, perhaps more importantly, his teams won the Westchester Summer League (WSL) championships in 2011 and 2013.
He lives in Manhattan with his wife and children.