Maryland’s Morsell named Big Ten freshman of the week

November 20, 2017 | WNST Staff


COLLEGE PARK, Md. – Freshman Darryl Morsell was named the Big Ten Freshman of the Week on Monday as announced by the conference offices. The honor comes after the Baltimore, Md. native averaged 14.0 points, 2.0 rebounds and 1.5 steals the past week to lead Maryland to wins over Butler and Bucknell.

Morsell finished with 13 points in Maryland’s 79-65 win over Butler on Wednesday, then fueled a 15-point comeback victory over Bucknell on Saturday. The 6-4 guard scored 12 of his 15 points in the second half against Bucknell to help Maryland overcome the 15-point first half deficit and beat the Bison 80-78.

Morsell has shot 12-of-20 (60%) from the field the past two games in wins over Butler and Bucknell.

This is the first Freshman of the Week honor for Morsell, and the first Maryland Freshman of the Week honoree since Justin Jackson received the distinction on Jan. 23, 2017.