Darryl Morsell has earned a ton of praise before even stepping foot on Maryland’s campus.
On Monday, Morsell accepted an invitation to play in the Jordan Brand Classic, which takes place on April 14. The Mount Saint Joseph (Md.) product will be participating in the Regional Game at the annual event.
Morsell is one of 22 players that was selected to play in the game. He’ll join Gonzaga (D.C.) guard Chris Lykes and a host of other players that are committed to the likes of Arizona State, Indiana, Minnesota, Syracuse, and Villanova.
The annual game is played at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn and is one of the most heralded all-star events at the high school level. Morsell is also set to play in the annual Capitol Classic on Friday along with incoming freshman Bruno Fernando.
According to 247Sports’ Composite rankings, Morsell is rated as the No. 91 player in the country. In addition, the respected recruiting publication also has the future Terrapin as the fifth-best combo guard and the third-best player in the state of Maryland.
He’s one of just three Maryland prospects that are rated as four-star recruits. Forward D.J. Harvey (Notre Dame) and Naji Marshall (Xavier) are the only two rated higher than Morsell.
Morsell suddenly should receive a lot more playing time than originally expected. With Melo Trimble hiring an agent and entering the 2017 NBA Draft, Morsell could see time as the backup to point guard Anthony Cowan.
Morsell will join an already loaded backcourt that features Jaylen Brantley, Cowan, Kevin Huerter, and Dion Wiley. The local product could play at both guard spots due to his versatility and Huerter is classified as more of a wing player.