Keno Davis adds Romelo Burrell, Dallas Morgan to men's basketball


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Central Michigan mens basketball head coach Keno Davis yells during the game against Buffalo on March 8 at Quicken Loans Arena. 

The newest members of the Central Michigan men's basketball team are forward Romelo Burrell and guard Dallas Morgan. 

Both players will be eligible for the 2018-19 season. Burrell will be a sophomore with three years remaining and Morgan will be a junior with two years of eligibility at CMU. 

Burrell, a 6-foot-7, 195-pound forward played his freshman season at John A. Logan College in Carterville, Illinois. He helped his team to a No. 22 NJCAA ranking by logging 10 points and seven rebounds per game. He shot 61.5 percent from the field. 

"Melo has great versatility to his game in that he can play multiple positions, and he is able to impact the game with his offense, defense and rebounding," said CMU head coach Keno Davis. 

The Chippewas have been known for recruiting out of the Missouri Community College Athletic Conference. Davis has brought in guard Shawn Roundtree Jr., forward Cecil Williams and guard Rayshawn Simmons from the Missouri JUCO conference in the past. 

This time around, he brought in Morgan, a 6-foot-1, 190-pound guard from Moberly Area Community College, which is the same school as Williams and Simmons.

In his freshman 2017-18 season, the Peoria, Illinois, native averaged 10.3 points, 2.2 rebounds and 1.1 assists per game. 

Morgan shot 40.2 percent from 3-point range and converted on all 12 of his free throws as a sophomore. In his freshman season, he made 39.5 percent of triples attempted. 

Against No. 1 Indiana Hills in 2017-18, Morgan went 7-of-13 from the 3-point line to score 21 points. 

Morgan played for Metamora High School before heading to Moberly, averaging 15 points per game en route to a 28-2 record as a senior. 

"We are excited to be able to add Dallas to this year's team," said Davis. "Dallas has shown the ability to have both great individual and team success early in his basketball career."

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