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Posted On: 10/25/18 5:00 AM
We’ve been taking an up close look at 10 First Team All-Met candidates in the DMV. With all things being considered, our prediction covers three categories: individual production, team performance, and level of competition. We’ve been releasing one candidate each day, with the players organized in alphabetical order by last name. Here, we profile Virginia commit Casey Morsell, a senior at St. John’s.
Considered one of the elite shooters in the country, Casey Morsell is far from one dimensional. Morsell’s length enables him to wreak havoc on the defensive end, where he is solid on the perimeter, an aggressive rebounder and an underrated shot blocker. The improvements he has made to his jump shot were evident this preseason. Morsell has improved his ball-handling, and his release has become much quicker. St. John’s will be able to run a lot of offense through Morsell, and he should be able to deliver consistently.
We picked St. John’s as a dark horse in our WCAC Preview. This means that they are in good position to challenge for the title, and could surprise some teams with their play. Morsell’s ability to play at a high level on both ends of the floor definitely plays a huge factor in our prediction.
We don’t have the full schedule for SJC, but we know they will compete in the always rigorous WCAC. The Cadets will also play Baltimore Poly in a showcase game early in the season, and this heavyweight contest could give us some insight into how good they can be.