INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (September 16, 2021) – Morgan State Junior Guard De’Torrion Ware and senior redshirt Seventh Wood were two of many NCAA Division I male basketball players invited to attend the NCAA Elite Student-Athlete Symposium September 10-12 at the NCAA National Office in Indianapolis, Indiana.
It was the first time that a historically black college or university (HBCU) program was invited.
“It is an honor and a privilege to have our Morgan State student-athletes invited to the Elite Athletes Symposium,” said the head coach. Kevin broadus. “It shows that the HBCUs also have elite student-athletes.”
A product of the NCAA Leadership Development Program, the Symposium aims to educate college players about the expectations and responsibilities of being a professional athlete as well as planning for post-professional career opportunities. Among the features of the forum will be a panel of former student-athletes, discussions between agents and player unions, engagement with professional leagues and a seminar on personal branding.
Topics covered at this year’s symposium included athlete brand management / social media, financial literacy, decision making, eligibility protection, the agent and financial advisor selection process and more. Again. As part of the program, attendees heard from current and former elite student-athletes, representatives from the NBA, NBPA, team front office and NBA G-League, as well as guest speakers. insightful who will share their perspectives on dealing with the realities of life as a professional athlete. and how to avoid common obstacles.
Ware, a BOXTOROW All-American, finished the season leading the Bears with 375 points (17.0 points per game; No.1 in MEAC) and was second on the team in rebounds with 125 ( 5.7 on average; # 7). He was among the league leaders in three-point baskets scored with 54 (T-No. 1) and his three-point field goal percentage of .388 was eighth.
Ware, a second-team All-MEAC selection, has played in 22 games and scored 20 or more points in 10 games. He has scored in double digits in 9 of 17 games, including a 36-point outing against Delaware State (Jan. 24) and 35 points against Florida A&M in the quarterfinals of the MEAC tournament. In three games during the tournament, Ware scored a total of 80 points, just nine points off the all-time MEAC tournament record.
Woods, a 6-foot-2, 185-pound goalie from Columbia, South Carolina, will be a college senior in a red shirt when the season kicks off at Morgan.
Woods transferred to South Carolina ahead of the 2019-20 season after playing three seasons and winning a national championship with Roy Williams’ North Carolina side.
In his second season with MSU, Broadus led the Bears to a better MEAC 14-8 record, including a 3-1 record against non-conference Division I opponents. The Bears advanced to the MEAC tournament title match where they fell to Norfolk State. It was the Bears’ first appearance in the conference finals since 2014.
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Morgan State University, founded in 1867, is a Carnegie-ranked doctoral research institution offering more than 100 university degree programs ranging from bachelor’s to doctoral degrees. As Maryland’s premier public urban research university, Morgan serves a multiethnic, multiracial student body and seeks to ensure that the doors to higher education are opened as wide as possible to as many people as possible. For more information about Morgan State University, visit www.morgan.edu.