UVA freshman Casey Morsell poised for starting role in season opener

The 6-foot-3 shooting guard from the Washington D.C. area is one of coach Tony Bennett’s highly touted freshman.

UVA freshman Casey Morsell poised for starting role in season opener
UVA shooting guard Casey Morsell (Source: WVIR)

Editor’s note: Article originally published on 11/04/2019.

CHARLOTTESVILLE, V.A. (WVIR) - Virginia freshman guard Casey Morsell will likey be in Virginia’s starting lineup on Wednesday when the 'Hoos play at Syracuse in the season opener.

The 6-foot-3 shooting guard from the Washington D.C. area is one of coach Tony Bennett's highly touted freshman.

Morsell averaged 17 points and 5.5 rebounds last season as a senior at St. John's College HS in Washington D.C. playing in the highly competitive Catholic Athletic Confernce.

Morsell says he's already learned a lot from UVa point guard Kihei Clark, and now poised to start next to him in the backcourt Wednesday in the season opener.

"I feel ready. I'm prepared," says Morsell. "My body feels good. I've adjusted to the three point line. I would say I'm a guy who plays hard I'd say I'm a good teammate. I'm a guy who looks for my teammates first and score and defend. Just be a two-way player first. Just do whatever it takes to win."

“He can guard the ball and he’s learning our system defensively,” says coach Tony Bennett. “Good body. He’s not afraid to step up and take shots, you can see there’s still some progress there. He’s going to be good.”

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