NASHVILLE --- Two-time All-State guard David Morris (Erie, Pa.) will join the Tennessee State men’s basketball team’s backcourt next season as a freshman after signing his National Letter of Intent during the early signing period.
Morris, who is a 6’1 guard, is currently a senior at Strong Vincent High School in Erie, Pa. The ultra-productive Morris has scored 1,542 points in high school entering his senior campaign.
“We are very excited about having David join our TSU family,” TSU Head Coach Dana Ford said. “I love his versatility, his toughness and his ability to score the basketball. We feel like his best basketball is ahead of him, and we’re happy to have him here at TSU.”
As a junior in 2015-16, Morris averaged 20.9 points en route to Pennsylvania Sportswriters Second Team All-State recognition for Class AAA. He led Strong Vincent to the 2016 District 10 3A Championship on the season.
His standout junior year performance came on the heels of a stellar sophomore season in which Morris posted 20.1 points per game and was named Pennsylvania Sportswriters Third Team All-State.
Morris, who has served as a team captain for Strong Vincent since his sophomore season, gained national headlines as a junior when his dunk against Cathedral Prep landed on ESPN’s Top 10 Plays of the Day. On the AAU level, Morris suited up for TTG Basketball.
The 2016-17 TSU squad officially opens the season today versus UC Davis in Santa Clara, Calif. at the 50th annual Cable Car Classic.