Thursday, May 5, 2016

Morgan State Men's Basketball Signs Two

BALTIMORE, Maryland – Chase Carlton and David Syfax have signed a national letters-of-intent to play college basketball at Morgan State University, Bears coach Todd Bozeman said Thursday.

Carlton, a 6-1 guard from Austin, Texas, played as a freshman and sophomore at Ranger College in Austin, Texas and will have two years of eligibility at Morgan State. Carlton averaged 8.5 points, 3.6 assists and 1.7 rebounds at Ranger and earned all-conference honorable mention by leading his team to a 31-7 record, 12-0 conference mark and capped a historic season by taking fourth at the 2016 NJCAA Division I Men's National Basketball Championships. It was the Ranger's first Final Four appearance in the institution's 90-year history. Carlton was also named the recipient of the 2016 Bud Obee Small Player Award.

As a senior at Austin Westlake High School in Austin, Carlton averaged over 20 points per game and earned all-district honors and was the catalyst behind the only loss that Converse Judson had prior to the Texas State Tournament. He originally committed to being a preferred walk-on at Texas A&M before playing two seasons at Ranger College.

"Chase is a tough, gritty point guard that plays extremely hard and has great range from 3-point distance," said Bozeman. "He will add quality depth to our backcourt."

This spring, Morgan State also signed 6-6 forward David Syfax of Detroit, Michigan.

"David is a tough versatile, high energy forward that can score and defend," Bozeman added. "He will add quality depth to our frontcourt."

Syfax was a standout at Detroit Pershing High School where he was selected Class C All-State, All-Detroit honorable mention and Detroit News All-Area honorable mention.

Morgan State head coach Todd Bozeman has led the Bears to NCAA appearances in 2009 and 2010. MSU has won three MEAC Tournaments (1977, 2009 & 2010) and has made six c
hampionship appearances in 10 seasons under Coach Bozeman.


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