Local college notebook: Morgan 2nd hoop standout transferring from Hornets

Devin Morgan

Another top player is leaving the Delaware State basketball program.

Devin Morgan announced he is transferring from DSU after his sophomore season. Morgan was DelState’s leading scorer last season and was named to the All-MEAC Third Team.

Morgan’s transfer comes a few weeks after Polytech High product Devaughn Mallory also received his release from DSU for a transfer. Both Mallory and Morgan will have two years of eligibility left but will need to sit out a season if they transfer to another Division I school.

According to Morgan’s Twitter account, he already has an offer from Youngstown State.

Morgan won the MEAC Rookie of the Year award as a freshman in 2016. Last season Morgan averaged 14.7 points per game.

His departure means the Hornets are going to have to replace their three top scorers due to Morgan and Mallory transferring plus DeAndre Haywood’s graduation. Kavon Waller is now DSU’s leading returning scorer, averaging 10.1 points per gae.

New UD coach has strong background

Erik Campbell, who was announced as Delaware’s passing game coordinator and wide receivers coach, has coached and played at some major football programs.

Campbell had stops at Iowa, Navy, Ball State, and Syracuse plus spent 14 years at his alma mater at Michigan. He also held the title of assistant head coach at Michigan in 2003-07.

He was on the staff of the Michigan team which won the national title in 1997. He also coached three All-Americans at Michigan — David Terrell, Marquise Walker and Braylon Edwards.

Campbell has been part of 26 postseason football games, including four bowl games as a student-athlete and 19 as a coach. He has coached in four Rose Bowls and played in another, coached in two Orange Bowls, and played in a Fiesta Bowl.

“Erik brings a wealth of knowledge, talent and experience to our staff and his success at the highest levels of college football over a long period of time is certainly impressive,” said new UD head coach Danny Rocco. “I know he will do an outstanding job leading our passing game and receivers moving forward.”

DSU’s Blandin makes Hall of Fame

Delaware State baseball coach Jean-Paul “J.P.” Blandin has been selected for induction into the Delaware High School Baseball Coaches Hall of Fame.

The induction ceremony is set for Sunday, June 11 at Frawley Stadium, home of the Wilmington Blue Rocks, prior to the Rocks’ game against the Buies Creek Astros.

The winningest coach in Delaware State baseball history, Blandin is in his 17th season as head coach of the Hornets. He has guided the program to 407 wins, including 200 vs. Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference opponents.

Blandin reached the 400 career win mark at DSU with a 5-4 victory over Norfolk State on March 19 in Norfolk, Va.

The 2012 MEAC Coach-of-the-Year, Blandin has led the Hornets to six MEAC Northern Division titles and two league championship game appearances.

Notes

• Former Delaware State defensive end Gabe Sherrod recently had a workout with the Baltimore Ravens ahead of the upcoming NFL Draft. Sherrod transferred to Michigan State for his senior year this past season, he participated in Michigan State’s pro-day last month where he ran a 4.95 40-yard dash and had a 31-inch vertical jump.

• The Delaware baseball team is in the top-five in the country in multiple offensive categories. The Hens are fourth in runs per game (8.46) and fourth in OPS (On-base plus slugging) with a mark of .936.

• The Delaware women’s golf team will find out where they are headed in the May 8-10 NCAA Regionals on April 27 at 11 a.m. The selection show will air on the golf channel, UD will be going to either Athens, Ga.; Columbus, Ohio; Lubbock, Texas; and Albuquerque, N.M. after winning it second-straight CAA championship last weekend.

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