Former Mount Saint Joseph and Maryland men’s basketball guard Darryl Morsell has signed an Exhibit 10 deal with the Utah Jazz, he confirmed Friday.
Exhibit 10 contracts are one-year deals worth the minimum salary that include bonuses of between $5,000 and $50,000 that kick in if the player is waived and they report to the team’s NBA G League affiliate for at least 60 days. The contract counts toward the team’s 20-man offseason roster limit, but doesn’t count against the salary cap unless the player makes the regular-season roster.
Morsell, 23, played one season at Marquette as a graduate transfer after a four-year career at Maryland. The Baltimore native averaged 13.6 points, 3.6 rebounds and 2.5 assists in 2021-22 while helping the Golden Eagles reach the NCAA Tournament alongside teammate and former Poly star Justin Lewis, who agreed a two-way deal with the Chicago Bulls early Friday after the 2022 NBA draft.
The 6-foot-5, 205-pound Morsell joins a talented group of undrafted players in Utah. UCLA star Johnny Juzang, Illinois big man Kofi Cockburn and Georgia Tech wing Jordan Usher have also signed with the Jazz, who have been one of the top teams in the NBA in recent years but parted ways with coach Quin Snyder earlier this month after failing to advance past the first round of the playoffs for the third time in four seasons.
Morsell, who worked out for the Jazz on June 15, will get a chance to compete in the NBA Summer League, which begins in Las Vegas in early July.
During Morsell’s time at Maryland, he was one of 16 players in school history with at least 1,000 points, 500 rebounds and 100 starts. Early in his college career, Morsell established himself as a lockdown perimeter defender and a valuable contributor, starting in 52 games in his first two seasons with the Terps.
As a senior, Morsell was named the Big Ten Conference Defensive Player of the Year while helping Maryland advance to the second round of the NCAA Tournament, averaging nine points, four rebounds and 2.8 assists per game.
Morsell, a two-time Baltimore Sun All-Metro first-team selection, was a four-star recruit coming out of Mount Saint Joseph, ranking No. 74 in the nation and No. 3 in the state from the 2017 class, according to 247Sports’ composite rankings.