4 Stars Morsell and Fernandez Make it Official

Bruno Fernando

(6-10, 225, PF, Luanda, Angola/Bradenton, Fla.)

Unanimous four-star recruit… rated the 57th-best player in the country by Scout.com…ranked 70th by 247Sports…played for Angola at the 2014 U-17 FIBA World Championships…averaged 9.1 points and 10.6 rebounds in 26.6 minutes per game…put up 12 points and 13 rebounds against eventual champion USA and former Terp Diamond Stone…member of Angolan senior men’s national team that participated in the 2016 Rio Olympics qualifying tournament…led the Angolan U-18 National Team to the Afrobasket title, averaging 18.2 points per game…averaged 12.8 points on 63.3 percent shooting, 7.0 rebounds and 1.2 blocks per game on the EYBL circuit with Each One Teach One…started his prep career with powerhouse Montverde Academy before transferring to IMG Academy.

Turgeon on Fernando: “Bruno is a tough, physical player who has a really high motor. He’s skilled and possesses good touch and shooting range to the 3-point line. He brings a great defensive presence in the paint. Bruno is a charismatic, high character guy that we are very happy to add to our program.”

John Mahoney, Head Coach, IMG Post Grad Team: “Bruno Fernando is an exceptional athlete who is a strong and physical forward who plays with energy.  He is blessed with athleticism and his upside is off the charts. He is an above the rim finisher, and a very good rebounder in traffic. I am very impressed with his character as a young man and his leadership qualities. Maryland is getting a quality young man and player.”

Evan Daniels on Fernando (Scout.com): “What sticks out about Bruno is his pure size, strength, and physical gifts.  He is an excellent rebounder and can  score in variety ways. Equipped with great hands and a reliable jumper, he should be a good front court player capable of being very productive in the BIG 10. The best thing is that at 6’10 he still has a lot of potential for continued development.”

Darryl Morsell

(6-5, 200, SG, Baltimore, Md.)

Unanimous four-star recruit… ranked the 60th-best recruit in the country by Scout.com ..ranked the 79th-best recruit in the country by 247Sports composite…ranked the 93rd recruit in the country by Rivals…averaged 10.6 points, 5.1 rebounds and 1.7 assists as a junior…Baltimore Sun First Team All-Metro…earned All-Baltimore Catholic League honors…played AAU for Team Melo.

Turgeon on Morsell: “It’s always great to keep the best local talent home. Darryl was a priority for us because we don’t have anyone like him on our team. He’s tough, athletic and versatile and plays with a very high basketball IQ. He is a tremendous kid who is a honor roll student and comes from a great family.”

Pat Clatchey on Morsell (Mount St. Joseph’s Head Coach): “Darryl Morsell is a young man who gets the job done in the classroom and on the court. He is a very versatile and athletic player. Darryl is capable of helping a team win in a variety of ways.”

Evan Daniels on Morsell (Scout.com): “I thought Darryl was one of the top breakout guys of the summer. He is a strong, tough kid and a good athlete with a solid build. Darryl is aggressive and willing to drive the ball and plays well thru contact. He’s got great upside and a chance to be an impact guard prospect for Maryland. His high IQ combined with his strength and athleticism will fit well with what Maryland needs to add to its backcourt.”

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There is One Response to this Post
  1. mightyterps

    they sound like major gets for the terps.

    great job coach

    Reply ·   November 15, 2016

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