It’s electric. That’s the charge that stokes Devin Morgan.
And electrifying would be the word to sum up Morgan’s career at Matoaca High School.
Though small in stature, the 5-9-point guard routinely torched the nets from beyond the three-point line and had a penchant for hitting shots late in the game.
After two years at Delaware State, the guard told RVA Game Break he plans to transfer with two years of eligibility left.
With that news, RVA Game Break also learned that Morgan had received a NCAA Division I offer from Youngstown State (Ohio) of the Horizon League.
Morgan was a standout at Delaware State, leading the team in scoring in his sophomore season (14.8 points per game) and also led the Hornets his freshman season at 12.2 points per contest. In his two years, he was a decorated player at DSU, taking home MEAC Freshman of the Year honors, becoming the sixth Hornets player to do so.
As a sophomore, he was nominated by the College Court Report’s National Mid-Major player of the year award.
In high school in Chesterfield County, Morgan averaged 29.5 points per game, seven rebounds and six assists per game.
Those figures earned him 5A All-State Second Team honors from the VHSL, and Conference 12 Player of the Year honors. As a freshman, he was part of a Matoaca team that went 6-20, but rebounded under then-coach Charles Payton to win the Central District title the following season.
Morgan held offers from Longwood and Redford, among other schools, and received interest from VCU late in his recruiting process before finally deciding on Delaware State.
Of note and of local interest, Morgan teamed up with a player from a rival school while with the Hornets in Kavon Waller. Waller is a Thomas Dale alum and is a rising senior heading into the summer and the 2017-18 basketball season. Waller saw his production double from his sophomore to junior seasons, averaging 10 points per game.