Sherwyn Devonish, Isaiah Burke are making a strong impression in first season at Morgan State

Morgan State's freshmen Sherwyn Devonish-Prince Jr and Isaiah Burke have played important roles on the Bears.

Sherwyn Devonish is averaging 11.1 points per game this season. (Photo from Morgan State Athletics)

Morgan State freshmen Isaiah Burke from Bowie high school and Sherwyn Devonish-Prince Jr. have made some noise this season, as they have made an impact to the roster in their first year of college basketball. 

Burke, a former Bowie High School standout, averages 7.3 points per game this season. Burke was impressive in the Bears the first game of the season against Villanova, scoring 17 points off the bench.

Burke hasn’t seen too much action lately, as he has been out with a hamstring injury for the last three weeks.

Devonish, who played high school basketball at Wise, has the potential to be a 1,000-point scorer quickly here at Morgan State. Devonish is averaging 11.1 points per game and tallied 221 points through 20 games. 

Devonish was solid in his last game, dropping 16 points in Morgan State’s victory over Bethune Cookman on Jan. 26. 

When Devonish committed last year, he said he wanted to build his own legacy at Morgan State. 

“Were really missing Burke on the court and Sherwyn gives us his best every night. Shout out to little bro,” junior forward David Syfax said.

 Syfax believes he hasn’t really seen any freshman that come into college and make an impact the way Burke and Devonish do.

Sophomore guard Kyson Rawls said it’s fun running with the freshmen in three to four guard lineup.

“It’s fun, everybody can bring the ball up, everybody can get to the basket, and just playing scrappy getting to the rim,” Rawls said.

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