Morgan’s future lies in the Horizon League

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After announcing last week that he would transfer from Delaware State, Matoaca alum Devin Morgan made it official- he has committed to Youngstown State University in Ohio, a member of the Horizon League.

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“President Jim Trussell is a great leader and is investing in the school and well as the athletic program,” Morgan said. “They are renovating the arena and locker rooms this year, and the campus is beautiful and surrounding areas.”

Morgan, a business major who’s concentrating in management, Youngstown State is known for it’s business program. It was the best choice on the table for his desired academic path.

The Penguins finished 13-21 last season and notched five conference wins in a tough Horizon League. Morgan had a previous connection with coach Jerrod Calhoun- he offered the guard out of Matoaca when he was coaching at Fairmont State at West Virginia.

“I love his style of play and his coaching methods,” Morgan said. “The whole coaching staff has a lot of connections to the next level.”

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.

Of local note, Meadowbrook alum Brandian Ross played at and graduated from Youngstown State. After his time as a Penguin, he was a free safety for four years the NFL with the Miami Dolphins, Oakland Raiders and San Diego Chargers.

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