U.Va.’s Morsell opts to transfer

Norm Wood, The Virginian-Pilot
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After two seasons of inconsistent playing time and mixed results in Virginia’s backcourt, Casey Morsell has decided to enter the NCAA transfer portal.

Morsell, a 6-foot-3 product of Fort Washington, Maryland, posted a farewell message to U.Va. fans Thursday on his Twitter account. He’s the first U.Va. player to enter the portal since the Cavaliers’ season ended last Saturday with a loss to Ohio in the first round of the NCAA Tournament.

For the season, he averaged 4.4 points per game while shooting 39.6% from the floor in 23 games played, including three starts. After averaging 22 minutes per game in the first six ACC games in which he played, he got in for more than 16 minutes in just one of his final 11 games of the season.

Morsell sat out U.Va.’s games in early January against Wake Forest and at Boston College while quarantining after testing positive for the coronavirus. He had a season-high 15 points on 6-of-7 shooting from the floor in his first game back Jan. 13 against Notre Dame.

Last season, he started 13 of 30 games in which he played, averaging four points per game.

Norm Wood, 757-247-4644, nwood@dailypress.com