He's the first 2004 commitment for new head coach Ed DeChellis. "All in all, Penn State offered Danny the opportunity to play in the Big Ten and get a great education at one of the premier universities in the country," Morrissey's father communicated to TheInsidersHoops.com. "It is an opportunity that Danny did not want to pass up!"
Cougars Land Hammond
Marcus Hammond, a 5th year standout for Brewster Academy, will play his college basketball in the Southern Conference in the fall of 2004. Hammond,
Charleston assistant coach Pat Skerry recruited Hammond with intensity while he was William & Mary last year. Stacey Palmore, anther Charleston assistant recruited the guard last season as well when he was at Evansville.
"That played a huge factor," Hammond said, "[Skerry] and Coach Palmore have been recruiting me a long time now."
Apparently, Utah and Penn had made recent inquiries. "[The Cougars] made me feel like they really wanted me," said the former all-city and all-state performer.
Dudley Heads To Big East
Jared Dudley had some options but he's apparently exercised one of them. Dudley, a 2003 qualifier, had been playing AAU ball – and playing well – with the Pump ‘n Run team in hopes of gaining notoriety.
His plan was to see who offered him for the fall and if things didn't work out, then he would shuffle off to South Kent Prep for a year. Well, apparently he liked his offers. This week, Dudley committed to the Boston College Eagles. He's as fine a late summer acquisition as you'll find in the Class of 2003.