Commitment Catch Up!

The College of Charleston and Penn State recently received commitments, as did Boston College. We get you caught up on all the action with reports on these selections.

Morrissey To Play In State College

Danny Morrissey,

a native of Ohio and current standout guard at IMG Academy in Florida, committed to Penn State over the weekend. Morrissey, noted for his deft touch from behind the arc, will bring a consistent long range threat to the Nittany Lions program.

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 "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,

a native of Memphis and former Nike All-American camper, picked the Cougars last weekend.

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.

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