Nov. 21, 2012
CINCINNATI – Head coach Mick Cronin announced Wednesday prospect Deshaun Morman has signed a national letter of intent to attend the University of Cincinnati and play basketball for the Bearcats.
Morman, a 6-3, 190-pound guard from Richmond, Va., is currently attending Faith Baptist Christian, a prep school in Bradenton, Fla.
Morman helped lead Coolidge High School in Washington, D.C. to the 2012 D.C. City Championship title while averaging 16.8 points, 7.3 rebounds and 5.6 assists during the season. A first team All-Metro selection by the Washington Post, Morman earned honorable mention All-America accolades and was listed a Top 150 prospects by Rivals.com. He also was named among the five best players in the D.C. area according to DMV Elite Report and tabbed a Mid-Atlantic first team honoree by the Mid-Atlantic Report.
Morman averaged 18.1 points, 6.3 rebounds and 3.6 assists for the Virginia Assault AAU this summer earning most valuable player accolades at the Big Shots tournament in Richmond, Va. He also was selected to the all-tournament teams at the Hoop Group Jam Fest in Pittsburgh, Pa. and the Hoop Group Southern Invitational in Hampton, Va.
“Deshaun is a Bearcat. He is a competitor and I love his toughness,” Cronin said. “He can shoot the three and is a lockdown defender, which he loves to do and is very rare for a young player. Deshaun has a passion for the game and I really believe he is going to be a great player for us in the future.”
Morman joins three other prospects who committed to the Bearcats on Nov. 14. Cronin announced the signings of guards Troy Caupain (6-3, 180 pounds from Midlothian, Va.) and Kevin Johnson (6-2, 175 pounds from Cincinnati) and center Jamaree Strickland (6-10, 230-pounds from Oakland, Calif.) last week.