With the high school basketball season ending just about a month ago, the 2016-2017 college basketball season is also finally complete. The long offseason is in full bloom at both levels and some seniors in high school are ready to make the transition to the collegiate ranks.
Yet another area player has made his decision for where he will perfect his craft the next four years.
Amelia Academy guard, Maxwell Morrow has committed to play basketball at Randolph-Macon College.
He announced so via his twitter @m0rrowmax: “I am truly blessed, it has been a long journey but I have decided to continue my education and basketball career at Randolph-Macon College.”
Morrow was a huge part of a Patriots team that made it to the VISAA Division III championship.
At the end of his senior year campaign, Morrow averaged 12 points per game, 8 rebounds, and 4 assists. This garnered him second team all-state honors.
It was not a perfect ending however, as Amelia Academy lost to Williamsburg Christian Academy in the state championship after defeating them twice in the regular season. Morrow still had an impressive individual performance and scored 16.
Morrow is a very explosive player and can punish the rim. His strong frame and energy has allowed him to carry a big presence down low despite being a guard. In the state quarter finals versus Fredericksburg Academy, the 6-4 180 pounder scored 19 and grabbed a whopping 20 rebounds in a 74-63 win.
Morrow had several other ODAC and division III schools recruiting him but when asked about his decision it seemed like the answer was pretty clear.
“They (Randolph-Macon) were the one school who recruited me hard, I enjoyed my visit there, and I like the coaching staff,” explained Morrow.
Randolph-Macon was arguably the best team in the ODAC this year with a 13-3 regular season record, despite not winning the tournament. A program familiar with winning now, Morrow is no stranger to it, coming off a fantastic season at Amelia Academy.