Maryland basketball’s Darryl Morsell received the Big Ten Freshman of the Week award after two impressive games this past week against Bucknell and Butler. .
Morsell helped fend off a Butler team on Wednesday and also sparked a comeback on Saturday night against Bucknell to avoid an upset. He averaged 14 points, 2 boards, and 2 steals in 2 games and shot 60 percent from the field. Morsell came off the bench in both games after two poor shooting nights for Maryland starters, and is a big part in why the Terps’ record sits at 4-0 rather than 3-1.
His highlight of the week came on Saturday, when the Terps were down by 15 points at halftime to Bucknell. Coach Mike Turgeon wasn’t afraid to have Morsell switch onto Bucknell forward Zach Thomas, and the freshman scored 12 of his 15 points after halftime, which helped Maryland to climb out of a huge hole and avoid an early-season upset against the Bison.
Morsell’s minutes have increased in every game so far this season and his production has gone up as well. Morsell is the first Terp to win the award since Justin Jackson last year. If this is any indication of Morsell being able to perform anything like Jackson, then Maryland is in for a treat.